Archived—Gazette Notice DGTP-001-07

Industry Canada

Radiocommunication Act

Notice No. DGTP -001-07 - Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada (2007)

Intent

This Notice announces the publication of a new Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada (Framework). The new Framework is a timely updating and modernization of the existing document that communicates the underlying principles which the Department and the Minister will rely upon in exercising their authority under the Radiocommunication Act.

Discussion

The new Framework has been streamlined, shortened, updated, and reoriented to reflect current practices and current government policy. The update takes into account comments received during an extensive public process over the past year. Its effect will be to consolidate and clearly communicate to all spectrum stakeholders evolutionary changes in the Department's approach to spectrum stewardship, which have taken place over the past several years.

The Framework provides the policy and spectrum management direction for wireless applications, services and uses, which range from national defence, security and public safety through to commercial, consumer, scientific and private radio.

Obtaining Copies

Copies of the new Spectrum Policy Framework for Canada are available electronically on the Spectrum Management and Telecommunications website at: http://www.ic.gc.ca/spectrum.

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June 13, 2007



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Leonard St-Aubin
Director General
Telecommunications Policy Branch

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