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OPINION: Changes the Senate should make to C-18 to help the speed of CRTC decision-making


By Konrad von Finckenstein, pictured above, former CRTC chairman from 2007 to 2012 Bill C-18 was passed by the House of Commons and is now in the Senate. Except for a few minor changes, it was passed as originally presented. In the interim a new chair of the CRTC was appointed. The congratulatory appointment letter of Ministers Pablo Rodriguez and Francois-Philippe Champagne (in fact, a thinly disguised mandate letter) states, inter alia: “Unfortunately, our sense is that public confidence and trust in the CRTC has waned in recent years. Over the course of our mandates, we have spoken and engaged...