Share your views on the fu­ture of pro­gram­ming in Canada

The McLeod River Post - - Points Of View -

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MP Jim Eglin­ski, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Yel­low­head, is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to share their views on how they will ac­cess audio and video con­tent in the com­ing years and im­pacts on the Cana­dian mar­ket.

“I have heard from many con­stituents re­gard­ing con­cerns they have re­lated to the fu­ture of Cana­dian pro­gram­ming,” stated MP Eglin­ski. “This is a great op­por­tu­nity for con­stituents to sub­mit this feed­back di­rectly to the CRTC and have their views con­sid­ered in fu­ture de­ci­sions.”

The Cana­dian Ra­dio-tele­vi­sion and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (CRTC) has be­gun the first phase of a con­sul­ta­tion that arises from the Gov­ern­ment of Canada’s re­quest that the CRTC sub­mit a re­port on fu­ture dis­tri­bu­tion mod­els for Cana­dian pro­gram­ming, as well as its con­tin­ued cre­ation, pro­duc­tion and dis­tri­bu­tion. The re­port is due by June 1, 2018.

Res­i­dents can par­tic­i­pate by fill­ing out an on­line form that can be found at, or write to the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral at: Sec­re­tary Gen­eral CRTC Ot­tawa, ON K1A 0N2

Com­ments col­lected will help shape the sec­ond phase of the pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion. Fur­ther de­tails re­lated to the for­mat and dead­lines of the sec­ond phase will be shared at a later date. The CRTC is ac­cept­ing com­ments un­til Novem­ber 24, 2017.

“To­day’s me­dia en­vi­ron­ment is fast-paced and con­stantly evolv­ing. We need to en­sure that the CRTC has all the in­for­ma­tion it re­quires to make in­formed de­ci­sions so that Cana­di­ans have ac­cess to ser­vices that meet their di­verse in­ter­ests while pro­tect­ing Cana­dian jobs,” con­cluded MP Eglin­ski.

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