CRTC: The Last Six Months
Of Federal Activity

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This is a computer-generated report that shows all of the federal activity with respect to the keyword "CRTC" over the last six months. This is a demonstration of the power of our government relations automation software.

Hansard

House: 5 Speeches
Senate: 1 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 0

Regulations

Filed: 0
Proposed: 0

The House

Mr. Xavier Barsalou-Duval (Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères, BQ)

June 5th
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Oral Questions

“...a an essential voice for our culture.

During the ceremony, Xavier Dolan openly criticized the CRTC. Its decision regarding the licence for Séries+ and Historia jeopardizes the future of Quebec television.

Will the minister do something to support our culture and require the CRTC to review its decision?”

Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

June 5th
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Oral Questions

“... only country in the G7 that has invested so much.

That being said, I remind members that the CRTC is an independent agency, but of course I invite all those affected by the decision to make the...”

Mr. Mario Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

June 5th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, the CRTC's decision regarding Séries+ has already resulted in the cancellation of three Quebec television series. This is an attack on our culture, and this Canadian institution is opening the door to giving other broadcasters the same type of licence. That means fewer Quebec productions.

If the minister does not want to take action and if the CRTC does not want to fulfill its mandate, what is the federal government waiting for? When will it ...”

Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, NDP)

May 29th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, the CRTC pulled the rug out from under the feet of everyone in the country by cutting funding for Canadian and French-language content, with disastrous consequences.

Three days later, three original series were cancelled in Quebec. It is wrong, but it is legal because the CRTC is allowing it to happen. Even the Quebec minister of culture has asked the CRTC to go back to the drawing board.

This weekend, I wrote a letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage to remind her that the government can step in and refer a decision back to the CRTC in exceptional cases such as this one, which is threatening our entire cultural industry.

In this exceptional circumstance, can we count on the minister to refer these ill-advised decisions back to the CRTC? Can independent producers, the artisans of our culture, count on her?”

Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

May 29th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“...ly country in the G7 that has invested so much.

I am currently looking at the impact that the CRTC decision will have, and I invite artists and industry creators to make their views known.”


The Senate

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition)

June 15th
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Canadian Heritage Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission—Tax on Broadband Services

“...s, my question today is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.

In December 2016, the CRTC, Canada's telecom regulator, declared broadband internet a basic telecommunications service. The national regulator announced a strategy to boost internet service and speeds in rural and isolated areas.

The chair of the CRTC said:

The future of our economy, our prosperity and our society — indeed, the future of every citizen — requires us to set ambitious goals, and to get on with connecting all Canadians for the 21st century.

Just today, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in the House of Commons recommended a 5 per cent tax on broadband distribution to help fund Canada's media industries. In the election campaign, the government committed not to impose a Netflix tax and declared that this proposal is nonsense. Taxpayers already received bad news in the last budget regarding tax increases. We can think of the automatic tax increases on alcohol that we discussed in the last days in the Senate. I agree with the CRTC's view that connecting all Canadians coast to coast to coast is essential for the prosperity an...”


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