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. The CRTC is reviewing its policy for commercial radio and the information received during the consultation will help us to identify specific issues to be addressed in the new policy. Canada’s commercial radio sector 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.

Key topics for discussion

We are assessing the relevance and effectiveness of the rules currently governing commercial radio in Canada. We are also exploring new ways to regulate the industry to ensure that it meets the needs and interests of Canadians in both official languages.

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

What we heard

Related information

Contact us


Secretary General
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2




(819) 997-0313
Toll-free 1 (877) 249-CRTC (2782)
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