Broadcasting Policy in Canada

Broadcasting Policy in Canada

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Written by Robert Armstrong
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2010
World Rights
296 Pages
ISBN 9781442610354
Published Jan 2010
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Where did Canadian content regulations come from? What do international trade agreements mean for existing broadcasting policy and business practices? How are new media changing the face of broadcasting in Canada? Broadcasting Policy in Canada traces the development of Canada's broadcasting legislation and analyses the roles and responsibilities of the key players in the broadcasting system, particularly those of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Robert Armstrong expresses with remarkable clarity the complicated changes to issues such as Canadian content, media regulation, and tax measures to provide a comprehensive overview of policies that have created the Canadian broadcasting system as it exists today. He also discusses related issues such as new media and the Internet, copyright, social concerns, and cultural diversity in a global media environment. Broadcasting Policy in Canada will serve as a valuable resource for students, policymakers, and industry players of all kinds who are affected by the CRTC's policies and decisions.

Robert Armstrong is president of Communications Médias Inc. in Montreal, a company specializing in broadcast regulatory issues and strategic planning for radio, television, film, and new media. He has taught at the Université du Québec á Trois-Rivières, Concordia University, McGill University, and Duke University.



1 Introduction
2History of Canadian Broadcasting Policy to 1968
3History of Canadian Broadcasting Policy, 1968-1991
4Structure and Change in Canadian Broadcasting
5The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
6Canadian Content Requirements
7Public Broadcasting
8Financing Canadian Content
9Social Issues
10Broadcasting Distribution
11Distribution Carriage Arrangements
12Copyright, Broadcasting, and the Internet
13Canadian Ownership and Competition Policy
14Broadcasting and International Trade Agreements



Appendix A

Section 3 of the Broadcasting Act, 1991

Appendix B

Schematic Overview of the Broadcasting Policy Framework

Appendix C

Overview of Broadcasting Legislation, 1932-1968

Appendix D

Summary of Canadian Content and Expenditure Requirements

Appendix E

History of the Canada Media Fund

Appendix F

Excerpts from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Selected Bibliography






'Informative, comprehensive, and balanced.'

Charles Dalfen, Chairman of the CRTC, 2002-2006

'Broadcasting Policy in Canada is an important contribution to the understanding of our broadcasting system. Robert Armstrong provides a meticulous and clear synthesis of many complex policy issues. His book is essential reading for all students of broadcasting in Canada.'

Florian Sauvageau, Département d'information et de communication, Université Laval