One more step towards communications laws for the 21st century

Montreal, June 5th 2018 – The Coalition for Culture and Media welcomes the launch this morning of the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act review.  The review, expected since spring 2016 and announced officially in the 2017 Budget, was set in motion by Ministers Mélanie Joly and Navdeep Bains, who named a panel of experts to make recommendations to the government about the changes needed to adapt these two laws to the digital era.

Minister Joly’s choice of a panel of experts who have a wealth of experience to guide the updating of the Broadcasting Act, is welcome.  That said, the Coalition notes that the delay in establishing the panel and its mandate means that it will only finish its work in a year and a half – after the next election.