Consultation about CBC/Radio-Canada programming

Current status: Closed

Next step: Public hearing (date to be announced)

We sought input from Canadians about the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s and Société Radio-Canada’s (CBC/Radio-Canada) programming as part of the process to renew their broadcasting licences. CBC/Radio-Canada’s current licences will expire on August 31, 2020. We want to make sure that the content produced and distributed by CBC/Radio-Canada reflects the diversity of Canada’s population, while meeting its needs in both official languages.

Public hearing

As part of the licence renewal process, we’ll hold a public hearing in the National Capital Region. During the hearing, you can listen to an audio feed to follow along.

The hearing was set to begin on May 25, 2020. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is postponed. We will announce a new date once we have the details.

Key topics for discussion

We must make sure that CBC/Radio-Canada continues to carry out its mandate so that Canadians have access to predominantly Canadian programming services that:

See the Notice of Consultation for more details.

What we heard

The consultation was open between November 25, 2019 and February 20, 2020. Take a look at the comments shared.

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