Creating a more equitable system means untying Canadian broadcasters’ hands, and freeing them to adapt and compete. If we fail to do so, there will inevitably be fewer domestic voices and choices for Canadians.
Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, pictured Feb. 3, 2020, on the Hill, is the minister responsible for the Broadcasting Act and any amendments to it, including Bill C-10, which is only at first reading in the House. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
This is a critical moment for Canada’s private broadcasters, which calls for urgent legislative and regulatory change.
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The special committee was created through a Conservative motion that was backed by the Liberals, Bloc, and NDP. Nearly half of the members of the committee are members of the International Trade Committee.