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Radio & Television

COMMENTARY: C-10 completely ignores one of the system’s pillars – and this must be fixed

By Catherine Edwards IN THE LEAD UP TO the Broadcasting Act review, Canada’s five associations representing the community element (two TV, three radio) were dismayed the Creative Canada Policy Framework, the Shattered Mirror, and the Broadcast and Telecom Legislative Review reports barely mention community broadcasting, despite it being one of the three pillars of the system. This omission was significant. The community element is uniquely positioned to address the most pressing issues that face our broadcasting system: the lack of local programming outside major population centres the lack of programming made by and for minorities, especially Indigenous communities … Continue Reading

Radio & Television

ANALYSIS: Something big is missing with Bill C-10

By Doug Barrett WHEN BILL C-10 WAS TABLED last November, it didn’t take long to notice that the first section in the Broadcasting Policy for Canada (“the Canadian broadcasting system shall be effectively owned and controlled by Canadians”) had been deleted. Not modified or amended, but completely deleted. Since that time, the bill has been debated in Parliament and wended its way through the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – which has now heard comments from lobby groups, sages, elders, and experts and will soon be considering its own amendments. Many of those appearing before the Committee (including independent broadcasters, producers, associations,… Continue Reading

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.