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Broadcasting Act

Version of section 8 from 2002-12-31 to 2023-04-26:

Marginal note:Procedure for issuance of policy directions

  •  (1) Where the Governor in Council proposes to make an order under section 7, the Minister shall cause the proposed order to be

    • (a) published by notice in the Canada Gazette, which notice shall invite interested persons to make representations to the Minister with respect to the proposed order; and

    • (b) laid before each House of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Referral to committee

    (2) Where a proposed order is laid before a House of Parliament pursuant to subsection (1), it shall stand referred to such committee thereof as the House considers appropriate to deal with the subject-matter of the order.

  • Marginal note:Implementation of proposal

    (3) The Governor in Council may, after the expiration of forty sitting days of Parliament after a proposed order is laid before both Houses of Parliament in accordance with subsection (1), implement the proposal by making an order under section 7, either in the form proposed or revised in such manner as the Governor in Council deems advisable.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (4) The Minister shall consult with the Commission before a proposed order is published or is laid before a House of Parliament under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Definition of sitting day of Parliament

    (5) In this section, sitting day of Parliament means a day on which either House of Parliament sits.

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