Update on the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel
Ottawa, Ontario, June 28, 2018—The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel made the following statement:
“On June 26 and 27 the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel held its first working session under the leadership of Chair Janet Yale in Ottawa. The Review Panel reaffirmed its core objectives as set forth in early June by Ministers Joly and Bains including the need to provide concrete recommendations to update the legislative framework governing our broadcasting and telecommunications sectors.
“The Review Panel further confirmed its intention, as requested by the government, to consult with a full cross-section of voices from all corners of the country including our Indigenous, minority and two official-language communities.
“Panel members met for one and a half days to establish a workplan and will continue to come together regularly over the course of the summer. As a first priority, the Review Panel identified the development of a consultation plan as well as its approach to meeting its research needs. The Review Panel expects to launch this process of consultation and outreach in September 2018.
“The work of the Review Panel takes place against the backdrop of sweeping change. Existing models for delivery, access, creation and financing are being disrupted by new digital technologies and a variety of other factors. The Review Panel will seek to generate concrete recommendations for legislative change in this transformational context.”
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