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Federal policies should bring community TV and radio into the innovation age

News | 05/10/2001 4:00 am EDT

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is calling on the CRTC to adopt a new policy framework for community radio and television, one that reflects the realities of the technological age. In its May 4 submission to the commission in response to PN 2001-19, PIAC notes that increasingly, citizens are relying on community-based online networks to get their messages out. As PIAC’s executive director Michael Janigan points out, it’s time for Canada’s policy and regulatory frameworks to "catch up to the people". An excerpt from his intervention appears below:

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