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Public Notice CRTC 2000-115
Ottawa, 9 August 2000
Public consultations on French-language broadcasting services available to Francophones outside Quebec
Consultation dates and locations


Beginning in September 2000, the Commission will hold a series of public consultations on French-language broadcasting services available outside Quebec.


The consultations, to be held at eleven locations across Canada, are part of a public proceeding that will include a Public Hearing to begin in Hull on 18 October 2000.


While not wishing to limit discussion, the Commission puts forward the following questions for consideration by participants:

  • What do you consider to be the deficiencies and challenges related to the provision of French-language broadcasting services (radio, television, specialty services and pay TV) in French linguistic minority communities in Canada?

  • What do you consider to be the deficiencies and challenges related to the availability of French-language broadcasting services on the various broadcasting distribution systems in Canada?

  • How can technological developments help to meet these challenges?

  • How could access to the widest possible range of these services be encouraged and facilitated in French linguistic minority communities? Should the Commission adopt a different approach for the Ottawa region?

  • How best do we ensure that the diversity of French-language communities across Canada is reflected in the Canadian broadcasting system?


Public consultations will be held at the locations listed below from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., local time, on the following dates:

ST. ALBERT, Alberta - 19 September
St. Albert Inn
156 St. Albert Trail

VANCOUVER – 21 September
Robson Square Conference Centre
800 Robson Street

SASKATOON - 2 October
Le Relais Community Centre
201 – 440 2nd Avenue North

ST. BONIFACE – 4 October
Le Rendez-vous
768 Taché Street

TORONTO - 3 October
Toronto Colony Hotel
89 Chestnut Street

CORNWALL - 3 October
L’Héritage Secondary School
1111 Montréal Road

SUDBURY - 5 October
Ramada Inn Sudbury
85 St. Anne Road

WINDSOR – 5 October
Concorde Place
7515 Forest Glade Drive

MONCTON – 10 October
Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel
499 Paul Street

HALIFAX – 12 October
Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street

VANIER, Ontario – 16 October
Richelieu Centre (City Hall)
300 Pères Blancs Avenue


For those who are unable to attend any of the scheduled consultations, the Commission will accept conference calls or the submission of written comments. For conference calls, please note that the Commission will make specific time periods available within the regular hours of the consultations.



It is the Commission’s intention to accommodate all those wishing to make a presentation as part of these consultations. In order that the Commission may ensure that sufficient time and space is set aside for this purpose, parties wishing to make presentations are requested to register their intentions, either by telephone or e-mail, at least 5 days prior to the date of the consultation session in question. Parties can register by phone at the toll-free numbers 1-877-249-CRTC (TTY 1-877-909-2782) or by e-mail at


To better address specific needs that individual participants may have, the Commission requests that parties indicate whether they will need telephone conferencing assistance or other communication support, such as assistive listening devices or sign language interpretation.


Court reporters will ensure proper transcriptions of the consultations and these transcripts will be placed on the public record of this proceeding and on the CRTC Web site.

Information available on the CRTC Web site


As stated in Public Notice CRTC 2000-74, the Commission has already posted some information on its Web site. Today, besides issuing this Public Notice, the Commission has released additional information regarding the availability of French-language broadcasting services to Francophones outside Quebec. This information is available on the Commission’s Web site at under the section "What's New". Parties may also contact the CRTC Head Office or one of the regional offices listed below during business hours:
Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room G-5
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel: (819) 997-2429 - TDD: 994-0423
Fax: (819) 994-0218
Bank of Commerce Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1007
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3K8
Tel: (902) 426-7997 - TDD: 426-6997
Fax: (902) 426-2721
405 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East
2nd Floor, Suite B2300
Montréal, Quebec H2L 4J5
Tel: (514) 283-6607 - TDD: 283-8316
Fax: (514) 283-3689
55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel: (416) 952-9096
Fax: (416) 954-6343
Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel: (204) 983-6306 - TDD: 983-8274
Fax: (204) 983-6317
Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue
Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel: (306) 780-3422
Fax: (306) 780-3319
Suite 520 - 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel: (780) 495-3224
Fax: (780) 495-3214

530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel: (604) 666-2111 - TDD: 666-0778
Fax: (604) 666-8322

Related documents

• Order in Council P.C. 2000-511
• Public Notice CRTC 2000-38 - Suspension of process with respect to minority official language specialty services
• Public Notice CRTC 2000-74 - Call for comments concerning Order in Council P.C. 2000-511 and Public Notice CRTC 2000-38

• Public Notice CRTC 2000-74-1 - Extension of deadline for the submission of comments

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