Canada’s Forum for Research and Policy in Communications today asked the CRTC to terminate the current renewal proceeding for the CBC and launch a much-needed… Read More »Forum asks CRTC to launch public proceeding on future of public broadcasting in Canada
In April 2020 the CRTC asked whether subscribers to telecommunications or broadcasting services should be entitled to receive their bills in the format of their… Read More »Should Canadians have choice when it comes to paper or electronic billing?
The Forum responded to the CRTC’s notice of consultation (2020-1240), pointing out that it has taken decades for Canada’s regulator to establish clear measures to… Read More »FRPC responds to CRTC’s questions on accessibility regulations
In spring 2019 the CRTC invited CBC to apply to renew its radio and television licences and to discuss the possible regulation of CBC’s online programming services that currently operate without CRTC oversight due to an exemption order. CBC submitted its licence renewal application at the end of the summer, and in fall 2019 answered questions from the CRTC about the application. (You can find the CBC’s application here, by scrolling down to the 2019-379 notice.)
The Forum’s intervention in the CRTC’s proceeding to consider CBC’s applications to renew its conventional radio and television, and discretionary television, programming services was filed… Read More »FRPC intervenes in CBC renewal proceeding
The CRTC last invited comments on and heard the applications by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to renew its radio and television licences in 2012,… Read More »Forum publishes new study on public funding of CBC’s operations from 1937 to 2019
In January 2020 the Forum submitted interventions in the licence renewal applications submitted by Rogers and by Corus with respect to 34 private radio stations.… Read More »Forum intervenes in January 2020 Part 1 proceeding on private radio licence renewals
FRPC procedural request to the CRTC with respect to CBC’s application to renew its licences and request for confidentiality is available here.
Should the CRTC grant broadcast licensees full-term renewals if they break its rules, reduce their commitments to Canadian content and offer little or no local programming?
In January 2020 the Forum intervened in the licence renewal applications filed by several groups of broadcasters. We argued that the CRTC should not grant… Read More »Should the CRTC grant broadcast licensees full-term renewals if they break its rules, reduce their commitments to Canadian content and offer little or no local programming?