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CRTC report floats idea of Indigenous content quotas

Media | 03/25/2021 7:43 pm EDT

The CRTC has released the findings from its first phase in the development of a new Indigenous broadcasting policy, highlighting a severe lack of Indigenous representation on Canadian radio and television as one key issue.  This phase — the first of three...

Wawatay files appeal over radio licence decision

Media | 07/25/2017 2:08 pm EDT

Wawatay Native Communications Society has submitted a formal petition to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly seeking to overturn a June decision by the CRTC that handed out licences for Indigenous radio stations. In the June 29 letter, the society, which was not awarded either of the two licences it was seeking in Ottawa and Toronto, said it has “secured cross-party support from several MP’s who also encourage you to overturn this decision that violates the constitutionally protected right of Indigenous people to consultation and consent.” The CRTC’s decision “disregards the...

Cultural diversity improving on Canadian screens: report

Media | 07/14/2017 3:08 pm EDT

The Canadian TV landscape gets poor marks when it comes to the...

Wawatay seeking appeal of Aboriginal radio licence decision

Media | 06/21/2017 5:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Wawatay Native Communications Society will ask for an appeal of...

Reconciliation to play role in new CRTC chair’s mandate: Joly

Media | 06/16/2017 3:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The next chair of the CRTC will have a more explicit focus on...

Aboriginal radio licence decision ‘major disappointment’: Wawatay

Media | 06/14/2017 6:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved five urban radio licences in markets across the country to serve Aboriginal peoples, a decision one Ontario Aboriginal radio station said will result in fewer hours, and less...