Claude Doucet Secretary-General Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Gatineau QC,
11 July 2023
While it is not the subject of the proceeding, it is critical that the Canadian Media Fund and CanCon definitions be reformed to be highly flexible and available to support online creation and Canadian online creators. [...] This would ensure necessary measures are in place to support the production of this type of content and would remove barriers to the access, export and sustainability of productions and content from equity-deserving communities. [...] User Reach and Impact: The CRTC could assess the size of the user base and the reach of a platform to determine its potential impact on Canadian users. [...] If they want a piece of the pie, OpenMedia CRTC BNC 2023-138 | The Path Forward – Working towards a modernized regulatory framework regarding contributions to support Canadian and Indigenous content they should come to terms with the world of the Internet, and not try to force us to use their broadcasting. [...] Recent permission for mergers in the telecommunications field allowed the big to get bigger and, at the same time, gave the big guys, the power to control the future of the industry and to restrict the ability of new business, small businesses, creative minds to succeed.