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Acts, regulations and directions

Industry codes

Policies

  • List of broadcasting regulatory policies
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  • Changes to the administration of the Canadian content development policy for commercial and ethnic radio ( Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2013-297)
  • Diversity of voices (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-4)
  • Revised policy concerning the issuance of calls for radio applications and a new process for applications to serve small markets (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-159)
  • Commercial Radio Policy 2006 (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2006-158)
  • Exemption order respecting a class of low-power radio programming undertakings (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2004-92)
  • Exemption orders respecting certain classes of low-power and very low-power programming undertakings (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-35)
  • Policy framework for community-based media (Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-61)
  • Revised Content categories and sub-categories for radio (Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-819)
  • Final revisions to certain exemption orders (Public Notice CRTC 2000-10)
  • Amendment to broadcasters' reporting of their alcohol educational initiatives (Public Notice CRTC 1999-132)
  • Ethnic broadcasting policy (Public Notice CRTC 1999-117)
  • Amendments to the Commission's Employment Equity Policy (Public Notice CRTC 1997-34)
  • Amendments to the radio, television and specialty services regulations respecting the broadcast of alcoholic beverage advertising (Public Notice CRTC 1997-12)
  • Amendment to Reporting Requirements for Employment Equity in On-air Positions (Public Notice CRTC 1995-98)
  • Local Programming Policy for FM radio - Definition of a single-station market (Public Notice CRTC 1993-121)
  • Religious broadcasting policy (Public Notice CRTC 1993-78)
  • Exemption order respecting low-power radio: Limited duration special event facilitating undertakings (Public Notice CRTC1993-45)
  • Policies for local programming on commercial radio stations and advertising on campus stations (Public Notice CRTC 1993-38)
  • Implementation of an employment equity policy (Public Notice CRTC 1992-59)
  • 1992 policy on gender portrayal (Public Notice CRTC 1992-58)
  • Services using the Vertical Blanking Interval (Television) or Subsidiary Communications Multiplex Operation (FM) (Public Notice CRTC 1989-23)
  • Radio networks and syndication policy (Public Notice CRTC 1989-3)

For additional information, the Commission suggests consulting the following documents:

  • Requirements for the broadcast of radio montages (Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-728)
  • Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings (Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961)
  • Guidelines on the CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure (Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-959)
  • Obligation relating to the electronic filing of applications and use of Commission forms (Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-453-2)
  • Revised guidelines for the application of the Common Ownership Policy for Radio (Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-341)
  • Clarifications regarding Canadian content development contributions made by commercial radio stations (Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-251)
  • Changes to the charts used by the Commission to determine hits (Circular No. 422)
  • Commission policy regarding documentary evidence to confirm the availability of financing

You must apply to Industry Canada for a frequency and broadcast certification or amendment. Available frequencies are scarce in some major urban areas. For more information, call Industry Canada toll-free at 1-800-328-6189 or check its website for offices across the country.