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Regulatory Affairs

The CMPA represents the interests of Canadian independent producers in regulatory affairs, including before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Our goal is to maintain and improve upon Canada’s regulatory environment, so that independent producers are given every opportunity to thrive

The CRTC regulates and supervises Canada’s broadcasting system, as mandated in the federal government’s Broadcasting Act. According to the Act, each element of the broadcasting system must contribute to the creation and presentation of Canadian programming, and must include a significant amount of programming from the Canadian independent production sector.

The CRTC engages in policy proceedings to set Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications policies and regulations, and Canadian broadcasters apply to the CRTC for approval of new television licences, renewals and acquisitions. The CMPA intervenes in these proceedings to ensure that the perspective of Canadian independent producers is heard.