Raison d’être, mandate and role: who we are and what we do

Raison d’être

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest, as well as enhances the privacy and safety of Canadians.

The CRTC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Mandate and role

The CRTC's main responsibilities include the following:

Regulatory Policy, Legislative Implementation and Regulation

Outreach and Engagement with Canadians

Monitoring, Compliance and Enforcement

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