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Broadcasting Act

Version of section 10 from 2002-12-31 to 2023-04-26:

Marginal note:Regulations generally

  •  (1) The Commission may, in furtherance of its objects, make regulations

    • (a) respecting the proportion of time that shall be devoted to the broadcasting of Canadian programs;

    • (b) prescribing what constitutes a Canadian program for the purposes of this Act;

    • (c) respecting standards of programs and the allocation of broadcasting time for the purpose of giving effect to the broadcasting policy set out in subsection 3(1);

    • (d) respecting the character of advertising and the amount of broadcasting time that may be devoted to advertising;

    • (e) respecting the proportion of time that may be devoted to the broadcasting of programs, including advertisements or announcements, of a partisan political character and the assignment of that time on an equitable basis to political parties and candidates;

    • (f) prescribing the conditions for the operation of programming undertakings as part of a network and for the broadcasting of network programs, and respecting the broadcasting times to be reserved for network programs by any such undertakings;

    • (g) respecting the carriage of any foreign or other programming services by distribution undertakings;

    • (h) for resolving, by way of mediation or otherwise, any disputes arising between programming undertakings and distribution undertakings concerning the carriage of programming originated by the programming undertakings;

    • (i) requiring licensees to submit to the Commission such information regarding their programs and financial affairs or otherwise relating to the conduct and management of their affairs as the regulations may specify;

    • (j) respecting the audit or examination of the records and books of account of licensees by the Commission or persons acting on behalf of the Commission; and

    • (k) respecting such other matters as it deems necessary for the furtherance of its objects.

  • Marginal note:Application

    (2) A regulation made under this section may be made applicable to all persons holding licences or to all persons holding licences of one or more classes.

  • Marginal note:Publication of proposed regulation

    (3) A copy of each regulation that the Commission proposes to make under this section shall be published in the Canada Gazette and a reasonable opportunity shall be given to licensees and other interested persons to make representations to the Commission with respect thereto.

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