Broadcasting committee
By-Law No. 26

WHEREASthe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is empowered by section 11 of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Act, R.S.C. 1985. c. C-22, as amended, to establish special and standing committees of the Commission and to delegate duties to such committees.


NOW THEREFORE be it, and is hereby enacted that


(a) a Broadcasting Committee is established as a standing committee of the Commission which shall consist of all members of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission;

(b) in this by-law, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Rules of Practice and Procedure, SOR/2010-277, as amended from time to time, are referred to as the “Rules of Procedure;

(c) the Broadcasting Committee is delegated the authority to:

  1. determine, pursuant to subsection 18(2) of the Broadcasting Act, whether a public hearing is required in connection with:

    (A) the amendment of a broadcasting licence

    (B) the renewal of a broadcasting licence;

  2. determine, pursuant to subsection 18(3) of the Broadcasting Act, whether it is in the public interest to hold a public hearing in connection with any complaint or representation made to the Commission or in connection with any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission;
  3. review applications before the Commission in order to determine the agenda and the scheduling of broadcast public hearings;
  4. iv. initiate proceedings and approve the wording of Notices of Consultation;
  5. dispose of all applications before the Commission except

    (A) applications listed as items on the agenda of a public hearing and

    (B) applications which require decisions otherwise reserved to another standing committee of the Commission;

  6. consult with the Corporation, pursuant to the requirements of subsection 23(1) of the Broadcasting Act, with regard to any conditions that the Commission proposes to attach to any broadcasting licence issued or to be issued to the Corporation, other than those referred to in (v) A and B above;
  7. make all procedural determinations under the Rules of Procedure and pursuant to the Broadcasting Act except those otherwise reserved to another standing committee or a panel named by the Chair;
  8. refer any matter to the Commission for disposition;

(d) a quorum for meetings of the Broadcasting Committee shall be any three members thereof and notice that such a meeting will be held shall be provided electronically at least two hours in advance;

(e) any act or thing done by the Broadcasting Committee shall be deemed to be an act or thing done by the Commission;

(f) by-law No. 22 is hereby revoked.