Episode 179: Peter Menzies on Why the CRTC Feels Broken Right Now

October 02, 2023 00:34:00
Episode 179: Peter Menzies on Why the CRTC Feels Broken Right Now
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Episode 179: Peter Menzies on Why the CRTC Feels Broken Right Now

Oct 02 2023 | 00:34:00

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Show Notes

Last week, the CRTC issued the first two of what are likely to be at least a dozen decisions involving the Online Streaming Act. Those decisions are already sparking controversy, but as the Commission focuses on Bill C-11 and perhaps soon Bill C-18, there is mounting concern that its other responsibilities are falling by the wayside that its independence from the government is starting to show cracks. Peter Menzies is a former Vice-Chair of the CRTC and frequently commentator on broadcast, telecom and Internet regulatory issues. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to talk about the current state of the Commission, which has never seemed more important but also seemed more out of touch and incapable of meeting its duties.

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