A decade of exemptions from regulatory oversight has allowed foreign streaming services to capitalize on Canadian audiences and advertisers while avoiding the same contributions to the creation, funding and exhibition of Canadian content. This has destabilized our domestic broadcasting sector, and put our vital Canadian news and information programming at risk. A meaningful and productive legislative process to modernize the Broadcasting Act now is essential to ensure that we can rebalance regulatory obligations with all players in the Canadian broadcasting space.
Key Recommendations: A fair deal for Canadian broadcasters
- Meaningful changes to the Broadcasting Act, including legislative and regulatory renewal focused on creating a fair and equitable treatment for Canada’s private broadcasters.
- The permanent elimination of CRTC Part II fees for Canadian broadcasters.