Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, Canadian Heritage

In response to comments from several parties, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel has decided to extend the deadline for submissions to its Call for Comments until January 11, 2019.

To ensure that Canadians continue to benefit from an open and innovative Internet, the Government of Canada has appointed an external Panel to review Canada's communication legislative framework. The review will examine issues such as telecommunications and content creation in the digital age, net neutrality and cultural diversity, and how to strengthen the future of Canadian media and Canadian content creation.

Navdeep Bains, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development is responsible for the Telecommunications Act and Radiocommunication Act.

Pablo Rodriguez, the Minister of Canadian Heritage is responsible for the Broadcasting Act. Their departments will work collaboratively to support an independent panel in the conduct of the review.


The Panel is composed of members who reflect a diversity of expertise and perspectives and a balance of sectors, language and gender.  They have been tasked to study the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act and the Radiocommunication Act and to make recommendations to the two Ministers. During the course of this work, the Panel will consult industry, creators and Canadians, including those from Indigenous and official-language minority communities.

A call for comments

The Panel is committed to providing relevant, practical and implementable recommendations to government and invites written submissions in response to its review of the canadian communications legislative framework.

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September 25, 2018: Broadcasting and Telecommunications Panel launches consultations
June 28, 2018: Update on the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel
June 5, 2018: Government of Canada launches review of Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts

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