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CRTC to hold online hearing

Media | 06/12/2020 4:46 pm EDT

The CRTC is switching to an online format for a radio broadcast licence hearing originally scheduled to be held in Gatineau, Que. last month. The virtual hearing will now take place on June 16 and look at five radio stations that “appear to be in serious non-compliance with their regulatory requirements, certain conditions of licence or mandatory orders issued by the Commission,” the CRTC said in a press release. Many CRTC proceedings were delayed, rescheduled or had their deadlines extended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  CRTC chairman Ian Scott, vice-chair Caroline Simard, and commissioner Alicia Barin will preside over the three-day hearing involving the Parrsboro Radio Society, La radio communautaire du comté, CPAM Radio Union.com Inc., Groupe Médias Pam Inc. and a numbered company that holds the licence for CFOR-FM Maniwaki....

Alicia Barin appointed new CRTC commish for Quebec

Media | 06/17/2019 5:44 pm EDT

A former Astral executive is Quebec’s new representative to the CRTC, with the federal government appointing Alicia Barin to the commission for a five-year term. Barin will join the CRTC in August. She is a former executive at Astral Media who left the company after BCE Inc. purchased it in 2013. Barin has worked in corporate affairs for AECO Project Management Inc. and Barin Architecture + Design since leaving Astral Media, the government said in a press release. “Ms. Barin’s extensive experience in the media industry as well as her expertise in Canadian broadcast policy and...