The CRTC is giving the public another chance to make its views known in the review of the national television industry through an online forum, and it has also narrowed down its priorities for discussion to four general areas. The commission released a new working document Thursday that said it will focus its questioning during the Let's Talk TV hearing that starts Sept. 8 on the following issues: consumer choice in TV service; relationships between service providers and those that provide programming; ways to foster local content; and ways to foster "compelling" Canadian content. The document added: "Parties may address whatever issues they consider appropriate in their presentations." The commission also said an online discussion forum for the general public would be open until Sept. 19, when the hearing is scheduled to end. This follows up on an earlier phase of the review that included online consultation. The CRTC said in a press release that more than 10,000 Canadians have participated in this process since it was launched in October last year. The CRTC's working document included several proposals, including requiring consumers have the option of pick-and-pay TV beyond a basic set of channels, tougher regulations on how vertically integrated companies deal with competitors, and allowing local TV stations to shut down their transmitters. The document added that these proposals "should not be seen as an indication that the Commission has made up its mind on any issue or that it prefers one option over another."