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High-profile CRTC hearings underway to determine new broadcasting rules

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission's hearings into the prospect of regulating the Internet in Canada got underway February 17. The hearings will examine the viability of a controversial proposal to tax Internet service providers in order to support and promote original Canadian-made online content. This spring, the CRTC will also examine the similarly contentious issue of 50/50 funding for Canadian/US content, in which assorted content creators and actors' groups are calling for equal spending on the part of broadcasters for both foreign and Canadian programming.
February 18, 2009

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s hearings into the prospect of regulating the Internet in Canada got underway February 17. The hearings will examine the viability of a controversial proposal to tax Internet service providers in order to support and promote original Canadian-made online content. This spring, the CRTC will also examine the similarly contentious issue of 50/50 funding for Canadian/US content, in which assorted content creators and actors’ groups are calling for equal spending on the part of broadcasters for both foreign and Canadian programming.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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