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 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors.
While an exact number cannot be deterimined, thousands of Canadians have purchased and used what they contend to be grey market radio and television services, licenced in the United States but not in Canada.
The CRTC contends that any radio or television equipment or service not specifically authorized by the CRTC for use in Canada is unquestionably black market - that is, the CRTC believes the use of these unlicenced services not only deprives their users of certain legal protections, but directly contravenes Canadian laws. /wiki/CRTC   (1490 words)

 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
In 1981 the Commission licensed Cancom, a SATELLITE distribution company to provide radio and television services to remote and underserved areas.
The chief function of the Commission in the telecommunications field is in approving rates or tolls to be charged by telecommunications companies under federal jurisdiction, and ensuring that there is no unjust discrimination in the provision of telecommunications services.
Among the important early decisions of the CRTC were a provision for a minimum of Canadian music on the air; rules respecting Canadian content in television schedules; licensing of provincial educational television networks and the nationwide licensing of television systems. /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0001328   (861 words)

 Canadian Private Broadcasters - Sex-Role Portrayal Code
Compliance is voluntary; but the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) requires adherence to the code as a condition of licence.
In 1982, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) directed Canadian private broadcasters to address the issue of gender stereotyping in the broadcast media.
In 1990, these guidelines were revised and became the Sex-Role Portrayal Code for Television and Radio Programming. /english/resources/codes_guidelines/television/private/tv_private_sexrole.cfm   (226 words)

 Opening remarks by Charles Dalfen Chairman, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
In its annual monitoring reports of the Canadian telecommunications industry over the past five years, the Commission has found that in general competitors have not gained a substantial market share with respect to local telecommunications services since the issuance of Decision 97-8.
In the Commission's view, robust, sustainable competition is the key not only to protecting consumers of telecommunications services, but about stimulating investment and fostering innovation by telecommunications companies.
In that decision, the first comprehensive decision following the enactment of the 1993 Telecommunications Act, the Commission enunciated its basic policy of opening all telecommunications markets to competition, including the local exchange market, and established a regulatory framework within which that objective could be achieved. /cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=171409   (815 words)

 Telecommunications Workers Union v. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (F.C.A.)
APPEAL from a decision by the the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission that it had the authority to enact section 47 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.
This was an appeal from a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that it had the authority to enact section 47 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.
The Commission therefore intends to undertake a general review of the effectiveness and appropriateness of the new regulations after two years, and to consider whether further refinements to the regulatory framework are appropriate in pursuit of the objectives of the Broadcasting Act. /fc/2004/pub/v2/2004fc33385.html   (10642 words)

 CRTC Welcome Page
Call for applications for a broadcasting licence to carry on a radio programming undertaking to serve Grande Prairie, Alberta.
The CRTC is an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.
Call for applications for a broadcasting licence to carry on a radio programming undertaking to serve Lethbridge, Alberta. /eng/welcome.htm   (345 words)

 RPP 2005-2006-Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission - Part 2 of 3
For instance, the Commission fosters the reflection of Canada’s linguistic duality and cultural diversity, the provision of closed captioning for persons who are hearing impaired and descriptive video for persons who are visually impaired, and the development of mechanisms to address concerns such as violence or abusive comment in the broadcast media.
Since it is through television drama that most Canadians participate in their national culture, the fact that English Canadians are largely exposed to the cultural values of another country is a matter of concern.
However, the Commission indicated that implementing such a national list would be counter-productive without appropriate start-up funding and without an effective fining power for enforcement, such as the power to impose administrative monetary penalties, which is not available to the Commission under current legislation. /est-pre/20052006/CRTC-CRTC/CRTC-CRTCr5601_e.asp   (6076 words)

 CNW Telbec
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.
The Commission's policy precludes the addition of non-Canadian services to the lists if the Commission determines them to be either partially or totally competitive with Canadian specialty or pay television services.
The Commission wishes to determine whether there are ways to improve access by Canadians to non-Canadian third-language programming, while continuing to foster Canadian third-language and other ethnic services, in accordance with the objectives set out in the Broadcasting Act (the Act). /fr/releases/archive/July2004/15/c3258.html   (830 words)

 Canadian Cable Television Association
Currently 95% of Canadian TV households are passed by cable and 81% of those households subscribe to cable services.
With over 30% of all Canadian cable subscribers, and close to 45% of all English-Canadian subscribers under its corporate banner, Rogers Communications is the dominant national firm.
The first Canadian cable televisioussystem was established in London, Ontario in 1952 (though it was preceded by a Montreal cable system that delivered audio-only service until later the same year). /archives/etv/C/htmlC/canadiancabl/canadiancabl.htm   (937 words)

 Canadian Association of Internet Providers
Finally, owing to the direct, serious and irreparable harm which was, and currently is, being experienced by the Applicant's members as a result of the Respondent's refusal to provide LDDS circuits, the Applicants requested that the Commission grant the orders requested in paragraphs 2 and 3 above on an urgent and expedited basis.
Commission staff considers that these channels should continue to be provided by the company, unless a determination is made by the Commission that they should not be made available.
The Applicants also requested in their Application that the Commission register each of the foregoing orders with the Federal Court of Appeal pursuant to the procedures set out in section 63 of the Act. /issues/infrastr/feb1000reply.htm   (390 words)

 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) | Profile
It is an independent public authority constituted under the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
is the federal government agency which regulates and supervises all sectors of the Canadian telecommunications and broadcasting system, including AM and FM radio, traditional television broadcasting, cable, and pay and specialty services.
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. /english/resources/profiles/government/crtc/profiles_gov_crtc.cfm?RenderForPrint=1   (273 words)

 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
ACTRA (the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists) recently released their Annual Report stating that people of color represented less than 2% of the roles in radio and television last year (a decline even from the previous year, I might add).
Clearly, Canadian radio and television are failing miserably to represent the cultural diversity, current demographics and the multicultural, pluralistic society that makes today’s Canada so great.
APTN brings Aboriginal cultural television programming to mainstream and Aboriginal audiences. /news/evan.htm   (833 words)

 Canadian regulators to go easy on VoIP upstarts? Tech News on ZDNet
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, or CRTC, is supposed to decide by Thursday how it will regulate calls made using voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.
The prediction among some is that the commission may tell incumbent phone operators such as Telus and Bell Canada that their VoIP calls will be regulated in the same way as other calls they offer, while start-ups such as Vonage will be left alone.
But the agency has since come under enormous pressure from Canadian cable operators, Vonage and other VoIP interests. /2100-1035_22-5698049.html   (601 words)

 CLA: Library Issues - CLA Briefs: Submission To Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission In Response To Telecom Public Notice CRTC 97-42 Service to High Cost Serving Areas
This underestimation is codified in the tensions within the Telecommunications Act, the lack of a National Access Strategy as called for by the Information Highway Advisory Council; and the lack of real education and participation opportunities for the public on the issues that are shaping their future.
The Federal Government and the CRTC, in their rush to develop policy to de-regulate the telecommunications marketplace and introduce competition for the corporate sector, have seriously underestimated the complexity of problems in maintaining and extending universal access to the entire population.
Telecommunication policy is a national responsibility and therefore preserving universal access requires a national response and methodology. /issues/crtc.htm   (3353 words)

 Canadian Radio
"The Canadian new media industry is vibrant, highly competitive and successful without regulation." The commission found that while a portion of the services on the Internet could fall under the Broadcasting Act, such as radio stations transmitted over the Web, it would exempt them from regulation.
The commission said in its decision that there is an abundance of Canadian content on the Internet already, accounting for five per cent of all Web sites in the world.
The CRTC added that it won't apply standards to the content on the Net, such as exists for TV and radio. /sectoren/ict/news/19/crtc.htm   (499 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.
Under the Broadcasting Act, the CRTC has the power to grant licences to radio and television stations for up to seven years.
Licenses telecommunications carriers, ensures compliance with carrier licence conditions and service provider rules, and monitors service performance and quality. /news/background/crtc   (1110 words)

 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act
(2) Where a regional office of the Commission is established under subsection 10(1.1), a full-time member of the Commission who is designated for the purposes of this section by the Governor in Council shall reside in the region and within such distance of the regional office as may be determined by the Governor in Council.
(4) The Commission may authorize one or more of its full-time members to act as Chairperson for the time being if the Chairperson and both Vice-Chairpersons are absent or unable to act or if the office of Chairperson and each office of Vice-Chairperson are vacant.
The officers and employees necessary for the proper conduct of the Commission's business shall be appointed in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act. /en/C-22/text.html   (1247 words)

 alberta government telephones v. (canada) canadian radio-television and telecommunications commission
The agreements to which AGT was a party were subject to federal regulation by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) but the applications for approval of these agreements had been made by Telecom Canada and never by AGT.
Canadian Transport Commission, [1978] 1 S.C.R. 61, (hereinafter the PWA case) for the proposition that the provincial Crown is immune from federal legislation either by s.
Canadian National Railway Co., [1932] S.C.R. In this case one mile of the appellant's railway track connected to two other lines both of which were under federal control, one because of a declaration, and the other because it extended beyond the limits of the province. /csc-scc/en/pub/1989/vol2/html/1989scr2_0225.html   (18259 words)

McKendry currently serves as the Telecommunications Consumer Ombudsman and is a former member of the Canadian Standards Association's Steering Committee on Telecommunications and the Cable Television Standards Council.
The Commission is an independent agency that operates at "arms length" from government and reports directly to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The CRTC is an administrative tribunal which is vested with the authority to licence and regulate all broadcasting undertakings within Canada and to regulate telecommunications common carriers under federal jurisdiction. /newsroom/news_e.cfm?Action=Display&code=7NR094E   (345 words) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Ruling on CHOI-FM
In July 2004, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denied a broadcasting license to CHOI-FM of Quebec City, citing the radio station’s persistent failure to adhere to programming standards and its own Code of Ethics.
The case involves public complaints against the radio station for making false, abusive and hateful comments against women, ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.
In its defence, CHOI-FM has cited the need to respect freedom of expression and the value of protecting even extreme or offensive viewpoints. /education/spotlight/issue_54   (178 words)

 Canadian Group Opposes XM Sirius Licensing
A recent decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will be appealed by a self-proclaimed media watchdog group.
The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting have blasted the ruling that will allow the two American-based satellite companies to begin marketing their services via Canadian partners.
At least 25 per cent of the Canadian channels must be in the French language. /news/ebusinessnews/wpn-45-20050617CanadianGroupOpposesXMSiriusLicensing.html   (407 words)

When the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opporunity made their historic landings on Mars in January 2004 I went looking for NASA tv on Canadian television.
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is responsible for the licensing,
I recently received a letter from the federal government which explains the reasoning behind the decision not to carry NASA television in Canada. /nasatv.htm   (312 words)

 Cabinet Minister To Push For Review Of CRTC Decision
Sirius says there are already about 100,000 Canadians subscribing to U.S. satellite radio and that the gray market could grow to three million.
The CRTC awarded licenses to Canadian Satellite Radio (CSR), whose owners include U.S.-based XM Satellite Radio, and Sirius Canada, whose owners include Sirius Satellite Radio, on June 16.
At issue is how much Canadian and French content the services will provide. /radiomonitor/news/business/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001050286   (381 words)

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The Globe and Mail recently reported that two Canadian car makers won't be offering satellite radio in their 2006 models because the CRTC refuses to approve the radios for sale in Canada.
The Canadian Cable Television Association had made a request to the CRTC to import Fox and the NFL Network for digital tiers.
We examine the situation and wonder, has a government organization that is prepared to prosecute Canadians for listening to foreign radio stations outlived its usefulness? /focus/keyword?k=crtc   (1417 words)

 Allan Rock Announces Response to Appeal of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's Price Cap Decision
"There are encouraging signs that show the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission realizes the state of competition in the telecom sector needs to be strengthened, and that the Commission is working to achieve change without compromising the industry's stability, which is more important now than ever," added Minister Rock.
In upholding the price cap ruling, Minister Rock called for continued vigilance by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to work toward increased competition in the sector.
OTTAWA, March 26, 2003 — Industry Minister Allan Rock announced today that the Governor in Council is dismissing ATandT Canada's appeal and upholding the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's decision on price caps. /cmb/welcomeic.nsf/261ce500dfcd7259852564820068dc6d/85256a5d006b972085256cf5007c97ab!OpenDocument   (276 words)

 Canada Gazette
Interventions must be filed with the Secretary General, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2, together with proof that a true copy of the intervention has been served upon the applicant, on or before the deadline given in the notice.
To amend the broadcasting licence of the television programming undertaking CHCH-TV Hamilton, by changing the authorized channel for its transmitter CHCH-TV-2 London/ Alvinston from 51 to 12 and by reducing the effective radiated power from 715 000 to 80 600 watts.
To amend the broadcasting licence of the (ethnic radio) programming undertaking CHKG-FM Vancouver, by adding a condition of licence allowing the licensee to use a Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operations (SCMO) channel, for the purpose of broadcasting a full ethnic radio service in the Korean language. /partI/1998/19980404/html/commis-e.html   (624 words)

 CBC Arts: CRTC yanks licence of Quebec shock radio station
In its ruling delivered Tuesday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission denied the station's renewal application because of an ongoing pattern of offensive and insulting on-air content that violates the Broadcasting Act.
The CRTC ruling also singled out host André Arthur, a longtime radio personality with whom the regulator has had previous clashes.
In its decision, the CRTC cited several of Fillion's on-air remarks, including his postulating about the relationship between the breast size and intelligence of a local TV personality, his opinion that psychiatric patients should be euthanized and his view that African students at Laval University are the children of brutal dictators. /story/arts/national/2004/07/13/Arts/choi_040713.html   (536 words)

 Communications Engineering & Design Magazine bbDirectTOC 05/13/2005 Table of Contents
In a landmark ruling, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said Internet-based phone service won't flourish unless phone giants such as Bell Canada are kept in regulatory shackles.
In a 7-to-2 panel ruling, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission didn't buy the arguments of Bell and other phone giants that so-called Voice-over-Internet Protocol service, or VoIP, is just another Internet application - like e-mail or instant messaging - and should be exempt from regulation.
Commission chairman Charles Dalfen, citing the established phone companies' 98-per-cent grip on the residential telephone market, said without price regulation it would be too tempting for carriers such as Bell and Telus to engage in predatory pricing tactics aimed at killing new VoIP services before they take root. /toc-bbdirect/2005/20050513.html   (1689 words)

 MCTV - - Canada, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Television station, 2001, ...
This twinstick structure was permitted by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission because these were small markets, unable to support two commercial stations competing for advertising dollars.
MCTV was created in 1980 when Cambrian Broadcasting, which owned the CTV affiliates in Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins, merged with Mid-Canada Television, which owned the CBC affiliates in the same cities and CHRO in Pembroke.
Prior to this, all television stations in Canada were owned and operated by the CBC. /MCTV.html   (487 words)

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