CRTC to begin its most crucial hearings in recent memory

Beginning Nov. 28, Bell, Rogers and Corus, the major players in private broadcasting, will make their proposals to have their TV licences renewed for the next five years. But there's a lot at stake.

The timing of this hearing is unfortunate and questionable: it lands in the middle of an all-encompassing review of this country’s $48-billion broadcasting, media, and cultural industries initiated by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly this past April. She believes decades of technological changes and inattention by previous governments have resulted in a system ill-suited for the digital age and thus the sector is in need of a massive overhaul. In the minister’s own words 'Everything is on the table.'The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 12:00 AM