At any given time, there are a number of different topics being discussed at the CRTC. These discussions are seen to be of interest to the public by the CRTC as they impact the services Canadians use. Most of the information is made public. Each public proceeding will have a period of time when it is Open for Comment, where any member of the public (individuals and organizations) can formally participate, share their comments and therefore become a "Party" in the process. To do this you must visit the All Public Proceedings Open for Comment page on the CRTC website and read the information posted on the Notice of Consultation or Part 1 sections.
The CRTC seeks public feedback on issues such as:
- The overall performance of a broadcasting or telephone company
- A request from a company for a new broadcasting licence
- Issues related to accessing telecommunications or broadcasting services
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This flow chart, Participate in a Public Proceeding, is uni-directional. It explains the steps in participating in a public proceeding by submitting a comment:
- Visit the CRTC website: Go to all Public Proceeding Open for Comment webpage
- Choose a proceeding topic: Read through the list of open proceedings and find topics you are interested in
- Read the Notice of Consultation or Application: They will provide detailed information on the topic being discussed, the process and timelines
- Submit your comments: Click on the submit button to write your comments and send them to the CRTC
Then to participate you send in your comments and any supporting documentation to the CRTC, which is called filing an intervention. You must send your intervention to the CRTC's Secretary General's attention either:
For more information visit the Participate in a Public Proceedings page on the CRTC website.