Consultation about commercial radio

Current status: Closed

The consultation ran from November 12, 2020 to March 29, 2021.

See the “What we heard” section for summaries of the discussions that took place.

We sought input from Canadians to better understand their listening habits, needs, interests and expectations for commercial radio stations, which includes all AM and FM radio stations, except those owned and operated by the CBC/Radio-Canada or licensed as campus, community, Indigenous or ethnic stations.

Based on your comments, we decided to revise our Commercial Radio Policy.

Read the news release for a summary of the changes or the full revised policy for more details.

Key topics for discussion

We assessed the relevance and effectiveness of the rules currently governing commercial radio in Canada. We also explored new ways to regulate the industry to ensure that it meets the needs and interests of Canadians.

Learn more about the topics for discussion set out in the Notice of Consultation.

What we heard

Related information

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