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Sjef Frenken

Sjef Frenken is chair of the Forum for Research and Policy in Communications which was established in 2013 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization focused on research and policy about Canada’s communications system. Its submissions to regulatory and other bodies, including Parliament and the CRTC, advocate for strengthened access by people in Canada to high-quality programming made in Canada, and to low-cost broadcasting and telecommunications distribution systems.

Opinion | BY SJEF FRENKEN | October 24, 2016
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
Opinion | BY SJEF FRENKEN | October 24, 2016
Opinion | BY SJEF FRENKEN | October 24, 2016
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