Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2019-322

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Ottawa, 13 September 2019

Guidelines for all licensees of broadcasting undertakings serving Canada – Federal general election

  1. On 11 September 2019, a federal general election in Canada was announced. The election will take place on 21 October 2019.
  2. In accordance with section 347 of the Canada Elections Act, notice is hereby given to all licensees of broadcasting undertakings serving Canada to familiarize themselves with the Commission’s Guidelines for TV and radio broadcasters and TV service providers during an election (Guidelines).
  3. Station managers are requested to distribute these guidelines to news departments, program departments, sales departments, traffic departments and any other affected personnel.
  4. Extra copies of the Guidelines are available from the Commission upon request.
  5. These Guidelines should be considered in conjunction with the Canada Elections Act and the guidelines issued by the Broadcasting Arbitrator in accordance with section 346 of the Canada Elections Act. These guidelines can be found on the Elections Canada website at
  6. Any questions pertaining to the Broadcasting Act and regulations thereunder regarding broadcasts of a partisan political character should be addressed to the Commission by letter, fax, telephone confirmed by letter or fax, or directly online at

    Mailing address:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0N2
    Fax: 819-994-0218
    Yael Wexler: 819-353-2404
    Ricardo Wicker: 819-639-4716

  7. Any questions pertaining to the Canada Elections Act should be referred to:

    Elections Canada
    257 Slater Street
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0M6
    Telephone: 613-993-2975
    Toll free Canada and USA: 1-800-463-6868
    Toll free Mexico: 001-800-514-6868
    TTY: 1-800-361-8935
    Fax: 1-888-524-1444

    Peter S. Grant
    The Broadcasting Arbitrator
    Suite 5300
    Toronto-Dominion Bank Tower
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5K 1E6
    Telephone: 416-601-7620
    Cellular: 647-588-7620
    Fax: 416-868-0673

Secretary General

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