CRTC public hearing for radio licensing to serve urban Aboriginal communities

News Release

March 27, 2017 – Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Over the next three days in the National Capital Region, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will be holding a hearing for radio licensing to serve urban Aboriginal communities.

At the hearing, the CRTC will consider the five applications received for a radio licence or licences to serve the urban Aboriginal communities in the large markets of Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

The Canadian broadcasting system plays an important role in working to advance reconciliation between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian society, and the CRTC wants to make sure these Aboriginal communities are well served.

Canadians can listen to the hearing on the CRTC website.


“The goal of this hearing, which starts today, is to ensure that these urban Aboriginal communities have access to culturally relevant information and the opportunity to discover local talent that reflects who they are. The Canadian broadcasting system must reflect each and every one of us.”

- Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman and CEO, CRTC

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