Expedited Hearing

An expedited hearing is a public process for disputes that are not exclusively monetary.

If you and the other party to a dispute are unable to resolve the matter through mediation, you can request an expedited hearing. In this case, a Panel of commissioners conducts brief hearings to listen to each side of the dispute and makes a decision.

View all Expedited Hearings.

Apply for an Expedited Hearing

In your application, you must include the following information:

You must send your application to the other party to the dispute at the same time you file it with us.

If you cannot send your application via GCKey, you can send it by mail to the CRTC's Secretary General at:

Secretary General
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0N2

How Does the Expedited Hearing Work?

Once the other party receives your application, they advise us whether or not, they support an expedited hearing. The Commission then decides whether to accept your request for an expedited hearing, or recommend another process. For example, we might recommend a Part 1.

If we accept your request. All parties then attend a brief oral hearing where each will have the opportunity to address a Panel of commissioners.

After the hearing, our panel will make a binding decision.

Certain rules and specific timelines do apply.

In ruling on any broadcasting matter, the Commission will take into consideration the relevant sections of the Wholesale Code.


Any information filed with us is placed in the public record, unless you or another party make a claim for confidentiality at the time of filing.

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