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Pursuant to legislation establishing a new Broadcasting Act and amending the CRTC Act the commission's composition (originally 9 full-time and 10 part-time members) was changed in June 1991 to a maximum of 13 full time and 5 part time members appointed for terms not exceeding 5 years.
The CRTC's chairmen have been Pierre Juneau 1968-75, Harry Boyle 1975-7, Pierre Camu 1977-9, John Meisel 1980-3, and André Bureau 1983-9, succeedeed by Keith Spicer 1989 While Spicer was absent to head the Citizens' Forum on National Unity, Alex Colville was chairman 1990-1.
The CRTC at first reported to Parliament through the secretary of state, but early in the 1970s it began reporting through the minister of communications.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000855   (495 words)

 CBC News Indepth: CRTC
The CRTC – the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission – was born in 1968 as the Canadian Radio-Television Commission, the child of a new broadcasting act.
The CRTC put the station's owners – Genex Communications – on notice on July 16, 2002, the last time the station's licence came up for renewal.
The CRTC has imposed limits on the licence that requires cable companies carrying the channel to ensure that no abusive material is aired.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/crtc   (1110 words)

 Beginner's guide to the CRTC: BeatnikPad Writing
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is once again in the news with the announcement of yet another mega media merger.
The CRTC was established in 1968 by Parliament as a federal communications watchdog.
Its mission statement says the regulator's mandate is to "Ensure that Canadian communications contribute fairly and equitably to Canada's economic, social and cultural prosperity." These goals were to be met through a careful mix of regulation, supervision and dialogue with the public.
www.beatnikpad.com /writing/archives/000149.php   (469 words)

 Computing Canada: CRTC decision lets ISPs resell fast Net service: Competitors really want access to facilities that ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The CRTC came to different conclusions about what might be termed the "wholesale" version of Internet services, or what the CRTC called "access services" - the services that connect customers to a network through which they may reach the service provider of their choice.
In effect, the CRTC seems to be saying that, while the market was initially competitive enough not to require resale of retail services, the market now, even though more competitive, is not sufficiently competitive to continue to justify the absence of resale.
However, the CRTC does not offer any guidance as to why it is introducing the condition of mandatory resale now, other than by referring in passing to the public interest.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CGC/is_42_25/ai_57441885   (1480 words)

 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) | Profile
The CRTC was established by Parliament in 1968.
The CRTC is vested with the authority to regulate and supervise all aspects of the Canadian broadcasting system, as well as to regulate telecommunications common carriers and service providers that fall under federal jurisdiction.
In 1995, the CRTC announced a Public Hearing on Violence in Television Programming to seek comments and suggestions, both from the industry and the general public, on approaches to the issue of television violence – particularly as it affects children.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/resources/profiles/government/crtc/profiles_gov_crtc.cfm   (304 words)

 The War Amps: Media - Helping Specialty Channels Meet CRTC Regulations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CRTC 1999-97, page 5 states: "Not less than 60% of the broadcast year and not less than 50% of the 6 p.m.
CRTC 1999-97, Paragraph 114 states: "The Commission will expect all conventional television licensees to make specific commitments to initiatives designed to ensure that they contribute to a system that more accurately reflects the presence of cultural and racial minorities and Aboriginal peoples in the communities they serve.
CRTC 1999-97, paragraph 131 states: "The Commission's policy on closed captioning is set out in PN 1995-48.
www.waramps.ca /media/CRTC-SP.html   (339 words)

 Violence in Television Programming: CRTC Hearing - What People Said - Media Literacy Organizations
In the materials it prepared for the hearings, the CRTC recognized that a major part of the solution to television violence is education about the negative impact it has on children, and awareness of what citizens can do about it.
The CRTC should ask all members of the television industry to contribute to a Media Literacy Education Fund, to support the development of media education materials.
The CRTC should require cable operators and broadcasters to give blanket permission to educators and media literacy teachers to videotape programs for use as teaching tools in the classroom.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/resources/profiles/government/crtc/hearings/gov_crtc_hearing_theysaid4.cfm   (538 words)

 ACR-Mémoire : PN CRTC 1998-60
Furthermore, while the CRTC suggests that such a measure would only be available to Class 2 and 3 BDU's (which represents approximately 15% of the cable base in Canada), the CRTC would be establishing a precedent that would inevitably lead to Class 1 undertakings demanding and obtaining the same flexibility.
Decision CRTC 98-173: denial of the application by Prime Time Canada on the basis that while it may have met the letter of the Direction (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians) effective control was deemed to rest in the hands of non-Canadians.
Decision CRTC 97-87: approval of Alphastar's application for a DTH license with a proviso that the level of non-Canadian ownership in Tee-Comm, the parent company, be closely monitored.
www.cab-acr.ca /french/research/98/sub_aug798.shtm   (1344 words)

 CRTC - Community Revitalization Training Center
CRTC is looking forward to working with you and providing the quality of services you have come to expect.
CRTC Training and technical assistance are the products of extensive research combined with the experience, ideas, and suggestions of rehabilitation practitioners throughout the country.
CRTC's creativity and felixibility allow the design and development of technical assistance, working development sessions, consultations, and customized training courses on the full range of community development issues and problems.
www.crtc.com   (471 words)

In July of this year, the CRTC solicited public suggestions relating to the regulation of the internet and other "new media." Some of the responses contained language that must have shocked the CRTC's staid technocrats: "Get out of my computer you jerks" wrote one respondent.
While any putative attempt by the CRTC to regulate the internet would be sure to cause outrage, very few Canadians have raised a voice of protest over the new and very real restrictions on Canadian radio content and split-run magazines.
Under the CRTC's Television Broadcasting Regulations currently under review, 60 percent of the programming shown by any Canadian TV station must consist of "Canadian programs." To the extent that they cause stations to involuntarily modify their programming schedules, the CRTC's Canadian content requirements (often referred to as "Cancon") constitute an indirect form of censorship.
www.omnivore.org /jon/orwell/CRTC.htm   (683 words)

 Real Women of Canada - Newsletters - DIGITAL TV, PRIDE VISION AND THE CRTC
In short, the CRTC now assumes that Canadians cannot be trusted to select the correct television programs and it behaves like a paternalistic, irascible parent with a duty to make these decisions for us.
The CRTC immediately jumped on Shaw Communications, ruling that it was discriminating against PrideVision and ordered it to include the channel in its free viewing.
One unfortunate consequence of the CRTC's decision is that the PrideVision channel is now shown free in the 2.2 million households equipped with a digital set-top box during the 3-month trial.
www.realwomenca.com /newsletter/2001_Nov_Dec/article_5.html   (846 words)

 The CRTC internals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The CRTC is much more flexible, because any timing value can be controlled by writing to the registers.
Please note that the CRTC timing starts with the first rasterline of the first displayed character, not somewhere in the upper left corner of the screens border.
The end of the CRTC rasterline is thus wrapped around to the left border.
www.6502.org /users/andre/petindex/crtctest/internals/crtc.html   (714 words)

 CRTC To Jam All US Radio Station Signals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At this time, the CRTC is focused on blocking signals from American AM broadcasters, due to the long range transmission ability of stations utilizing the AM band.
The CRTC says it has no plans to jam satellite signals from US providers, at this time, due to the high cost involved, however, Mr.
In related news, the CRTC refused to renew the broadcasting licence of CHOI-FM, a French-language commercial radio station in Quebec.
www.dailyhog.com /crtc_07192004_8221.asp   (384 words)

 CRTC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The CRTC needs to modify the tariff to ensure that there is an automatic financial penalty applied to the solicitor and their telco should the solicitor call within the three year embargo period.
Should the telco not respond within the 20 days allowed by current CRTC regulations, then the CRTC would automatically fine the telco a minimum of one month's revenue from the solicitor or $25,000, whichever is greater, with the called party receiving 50%.
The CRTC now has the opportunity to show they have believe that their word means something and integrity is not just a word beginning with ‘i'.
www.twsheppard.com /Consumer/CRTC.html   (7002 words)

 CRTC: The Edge of the Wedge
What’s more, some Canadians are not considered Canadian enough by the CRTC and as a result their work does not count toward fulfilling the Cancon regulation.
The CRTC routinely admonishes broadcaster for not including enough Canadian music in the daily programming and in some cases has even declined to renew the licenses of some stations because of this.
It means that being fl or Muslim in the eyes of the CRTC trumps the truth, ergo, you can’t say that a certain individual’s father is a dictator, if the dictator happens to be fl or Muslim.
www.canadafreepress.com /2004/klaus071904.htm   (785 words)

 CTV.ca | Feds to ask CRTC to rescind pay-radio licences
Lobbying from broadcast operators is intensifying amid reports the federal government is ready to ask the CRTC to revoke its decision to licence satellite radio.
But business and cultural groups appealed the decision of the CRTC to the cabinet, mainly on the basis that the services will not carry enough Canadian content.
Heritage Minister Liza Frulla told The Globe that she is examining the implications of the CRTC decision.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1125100750999_41?hub=Canada   (626 words)

 PET index - CRTC operation
The CRTC has a bus interface compatible to the 6502 bus system, providing two registers, an address register and a value register.
There are several modes of operation for the CRTC available, but I will only go into the most common one, which is also used in the PET line of computers, the normal non-interlaced sync mode.
The Vertical Sync signal of the CRTC is not only used for video hardware control but it is also (inverted and) connected to the PIA1 CB1 line to generate system interrupts with the frame rate.
www.6502.org /users/andre/petindex/crtc.html   (1623 words)

 CRTC on David T. Nicholson's Wednesday-Night.com
CRTC likely to make its rules stick There was no maple-syrup-pure Canadian solution to the conundrum of U.S. satellite radio.
CRTC pushes diversity strategies The federal broadcast regulator has rejected a task force`s recommendation to stop requiring private broadcasters to file cultural diversity strategies, saying annual reporting will guarantee accountability.
After being commissioned by the CRTC in 2001, the Task Force for Cultural Diversity on Television found that "there is a persistence of stereotyping and excessive negative or inaccurate portrayals of minorities" in Canadian programming.
www.wednesday-night.com /CRTC.asp   (4350 words)

 XMFan.com :: #1 Fan Site of XM Satellite Radio :: CRTC your time is coming
The CRTC, which regulates the telecommunications and broadcast sectors, still operates largely under rules that were designed in a pre-Internet era with regulated monopolies in the telephone services market.
Dalfen acknowledged, however, that the CRTC needs to make decisions more quickly, although he said some of the lag is caused by waiting for companies to file documents with the commission.
The crtc is has way too much power, they shut the door on a proposed classic rock station in the small SE sask city i live in, becuz they figured the existing radio station would have competition.
www.xmfan.com /viewtopic.php?t=38510   (1249 words)

 Computing Canada: CRTC opts for 'simplified' design to reduce downtime - Canadian Radio-Television and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the network is the lifeblood of its operation.
McLeod says it was, in fact, a scheme to save the CRTC money while at the same time simplifying its network design.
The CRTC's internal networks are largely used for everyday office tasks like word processing, graphics and spreadsheets.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0CGC/is_n19_v21/ai_17412926   (814 words)

 Apr 06, 1998 - Time for clear look at CRTC choices by Hugh Winsor
Indeed, CRTC insiders say she often cross-checked advice coming from the regulator's professional staff with Mr.
Bertrand's side as CRTC vice-chairman of broadcasting is Charles Belanger, who was executive assistant to Mr.
If a big cable company seeks to promote someone for the CRTC board, "a well-orchestrated campaign of subtle back-room blandishments is usually accompanied by a flurry of letters supporting a particular candidate," he said.
www.friends.ca /News/Friends_News/archives/articles04069801.asp   (628 words)

 PRESS RELEASE CRTC Ruling Furthers Cybersurf Goal of National High Speed Cable Offering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Cybersurf's announcement is based on the CRTC's decision released December 23, 2003, in which the CRTC responded to Cybersurf's complaint about the failure of Shaw to deliver on its regulatory and contractual obligation to permit Cybersurf to provide High Speed Internet access service to Western Canadians under a Third Party Internet Access Agreement ("TPIA").
Cybersurf originally submitted the aforementioned complaint to the CRTC on June 16, 2003, after Shaw advised Cybersurf it was unable to provide the contracted-for service.
Pursuant to Telecom Decision CRTC 2003-87, Shaw is now obliged to make High Speed Internet service in all respects identical to Shaw's service available for resale to Cybersurf to retail as a branded ISP service, at a 25% discount from Shaw's lowest retail rate.
www.marketwire.com /mw/release_html_b1?release_id=61592   (682 words)

 The CRTC and audio description (Joe Clark: Media Access)
In Public Notice CRTC 1998-8, Additional National Television Networks, the Commission encouraged: ….broadcasters to introduce descriptive video as a means to make the broadcasting system more accessible to Canadians who are blind or who have low vision… Some broadcasters, including, Showcase, CBC, City-TV and TVO have conducted some trials in terms of broadcasting described programming.
As a result of the advent of closed captioning on television, advocacy groups for the blind appearing before the CRTC have argued that 10% of broadcasting should be described.
Given that this CRTC report is dated January 2001 and it claims to have involved consultation with WGBH, you’d think we’d have gotten this detail straight.
www.joeclark.org /access/crtc/ctv/crtc-ad.html   (7782 words)

 CRTC shows biased colours
Of course not, but that's the CRTC -- Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission -- which has about as much relevance to today's electronic society as the horse and buggy has to the automobile.
Most outrageous is the CRTC cancelling the licence of Quebec City's CHOI-FM, basically because it's vulgar, raunchy and in bad taste.
The CRTC tolerates rival Canadian networks -- the CBC, CTV and Global -- one of which (CBC) is financed by the state, which Global especially finds offensive and unfair.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1173165/posts   (1081 words)

 CRTC on Obscenity and Profanity
CRTC decision on CKDU-FM This is an interesting Decision issued by the CRTC on March 24, 1994 regarding a radio station operated by students of Dalhousie University in Halifax.
CRTC "Client Services" explains their approach to obscene and profane language
As we have explained previously, the broadcasters themselves (not the CRTC) are directly responsible for the selection, scheduling and content of the programming that they choose to air.
www.fradical.com /CRTC_On_Obscene_Profane_Language.htm   (525 words)

 Canada's CRTC VoIP Decision
The CRTC rejected arguments by the country's largest telephone companies Bell Canada and Telus Corp who had argued that Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) should be left unregulated like other Internet applications.
The CRTC's decision implied that their decision was at least until there is legitimate competition in VoIP phone services.
CRTC chairman Charles Dalfen said the market could reach an acceptable level of competition within the next two years.
blog.tmcnet.com /blog/tom-keating/voip/canadas-crtc-voip-decision.asp   (551 words)

 CRTC Programs and Services
CRTC provides an on-campus educational program for all grade levels that is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.
Youth at CRTC are taught self-discipline and self-control through a highly structured 16-hour per day schedule that emphasizes attention to tasks, compliance with rules, and personal responsibility.
Youth at CRTC are involved in constructive activities whenever possible.
www.tyc.state.tx.us /programs/corsicana/services.html   (403 words)

 Mark Evans :: Is the FCC (and CRTC) Relevant Anymore?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Canada, there are growing calls for the CRTC to adopt this approach rather than trying to micro-manage the market.
The CRTC also got itself into hot water last month with a VOIP decision that regulates incumbent carriers while allowing cablecos the freedom to price however they want, including selling VOIP as a loss-leader.
One of the difficulties of the sort of oblique "the CRTC made a ruling, let's dump the CRTC" criticism is that it is usually made by people who have no idea what they are talking about.
evans.blogware.com /blog/_archives/2005/6/21/960675.html   (791 words)

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