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Submissions to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel

Announced 5 June 2018, the BTLR panel on 25 September 2018 invited the public to make written submissions on the matters raised by its Terms of Reference, based on four “broad themes”:

  1. Reducing barriers to access by all Canadians to advanced telecommunications networks;
  2. Supporting creation, production and discoverability of Canadian content;
  3. Improving the rights of the digital consumer;
  4. Renewing the institutional framework for the communications sector.

The deadline for submissions to be filed was initially 30 November 2018; on 5 November 2018 (paywall) the panel extended the deadline to 11 January 2019.

The panel’s call for comments stated that “These written submissions will be publicly available after the deadline for submissions on November 30, 2018.”  The panel ultimately published the submissions it received on 26 June 2019 (see BTLR’s List of submissions received), the day it published its What We Heard Report.

(In the absence of  links on the BTLR website to the 2,000 and more submissions that were apparently submitted to the #BTLR panel (on or before the 11 January 2019 deadline), the Forum is providing a list of some of the submissions of which it is aware and that have been posted online or made available to the public.

  1. Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC)
  2. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Radio and Television Artists (ACTRA)
  3. AQTIS/ARRQ/SARTEC/UDA (Alliance québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l’image et du son (AQTIS); Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ); Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC);
    Union des artistes (UDA)) => English summary available here
  4. Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)
  5. Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ)
  6. Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM)
  7. Asian Television Network (ATN) – cover letter and submission
  8. Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE Inc.)
  9. Canada Charity Partners, English-language submission, French-language submission, and attachment
  10. Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Radio Council
  11. Canadian Association of Public Educational Media (CAPEM), which includes Société de télédiffusion du Québec (Télé-Québec), The Ontario Educational Communications Authority (OECA or ‘TVO’), Knowledge Network Corporation (KNC) and The Ontario French-language Educational Communications Authority (Groupe Média TFO)
  12. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
  13. Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation (CBMF)
  14. Canadian Communications Systems Alliance (CCSA) (Note that in response to the Forum’s request [indicating FRPC’s interest in being able to publish], CCSA kindly sent its submission and 3 appendices; we then assembled these four documents into one and uploaded to FRPC’s site)
  15. Canadian Interactive / Alliance Interactive Canadienne (CIAIC)
  16. Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
  17. Canadian Media Concentration Research Project (CMCRP)
  18. Canadian Media Fund (CMF)
  19. Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
  20. Canadian Network Operators Corporation Inc. (CNOC) [scroll down] Appendix 1, Appendix 2Appendix 5, Appendix 7Appendices 8-12Appendix 13
  21. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  22. City of Calgary – link to submission (and here is the PDF itself)
  23. Coalition Culture Medias (CCM), in French and in English, along with Appendix 3 (“Données d’usage et usage des données à l’ère des plateformes”)
  24. Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions
  25. Competition Bureau
  26. Consumers Council of Canada (CCC)
  27. Cybera
  28. Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)
  29. Eeyou Communications Network
  30. English-language Arts Network (ELAN); Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), and Quebec English-language Production Council (QEPC)
  31. Facebook
  32. Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada (fcfa)
  33. Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec (fedetvc)
  34. Fédération nationale des communications (FNC)
  35. Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC)
  36. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
  37. Dr. Michael Geist
  38. Independent Broadcast Group/Le groupe de diffuseurs indépendants (IBG/GDI), comprising Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated (APTN), BBC Kids, Channel Zero Inc., Ethnic Channels Group Limited, Hollywood Suite Inc., OUTtv Network Inc., Stingray Group Inc., Super Channel (Allarco Entertainment), TV5 Québec Canada, and Zoomer Media Limited
  39. Internet Society Canada Chapter
  40. Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)
  41. Michael B. McNally & Kris Joseph
  42. Mobilexchange Services
  43. Netflix:  English-language and French-language versions
  44. Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  45. OpenMedia
  46. OutTV
  47. PBC21 / DPC21
  48. Pelmorex
  49. Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)
  50. Radio Advisory Board of Canada (RABC) [scroll down]
  51. Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
  52. Shaw Communications Inc.
  53. SWIFT (SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology)
  54. Dr. Gregory Taylor
  55. Teksavvy
  56. Telus (Note that in response to my request [indicating FRPC’s interest in being able to publish], Telus kindly sent me its cover letter, submission and 10 appendices; I then assembled these 12 documents into one and uploaded to FRPC’s site)
  57. UNESCO Chair on the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, Faculty of Law, Université Laval 
  58. Unifor National [see 14 January 2019 link]
  59. V Media
  60. Vaxination Informatique
  61. Writer’s Guild of Canada