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Public Notice CRTC 2000-38-1

 

See also: 2000-38

Ottawa, 20 April 2000

  Suspension of process with respect to minority official language specialty services

1.

In Public Notice CRTC 2000-38 dated 10 March 2000, the Commission called for comments on a proposed policy with respect to the specialty services available to cable subscribers across Canada. Comments were to be received by the Commission not later than 10 May 2000.

2.

The intended effect of the proposals contained in that notice was to increase the availability of minority official language specialty services.

3.

On 6 April 2000, the Commission received an Order in Council (OIC). The OIC requests that the Commission seek comments from the public on various matters pertaining to French-language broadcasting services available in French linguistic minority communities, and report no later than the end of December 2000.

4.

In view of the above, the process initiated in Public Notice 2000-38 is hereby suspended. The Commission will announce at a later date a further process to take into account the additional issues raised in the OIC.

5.

In PN 2000-38 the Commission stated that, following consideration of comments received, it expected to implement its final policy on increasing the availability of minority official language specialty services through amendments to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations that would come into force in the spring of 200l. The Commission considers that implementation in the spring of 2001 remains feasible.
  Secretary General
 
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