Marginal note:Regulations respecting licence fees
11 (1) The Commission may make regulations
(a) with the approval of the Treasury Board, establishing schedules of fees to be paid by licensees of any class;
(b) providing for the establishment of classes of licensees for the purposes of paragraph (a);
(c) providing for the payment of any fees payable by a licensee, including the time and manner of payment;
(d) respecting the interest payable by a licensee in respect of any overdue fee; and
(e) respecting such other matters as it deems necessary for the purposes of this section.
(2) Regulations made under paragraph (1)(a) may provide for fees to be calculated by reference to any criteria that the Commission deems appropriate, including by reference to
(a) the revenues of the licensees;
(b) the performance of the licensees in relation to objectives established by the Commission, including objectives for the broadcasting of Canadian programs; and
(c) the market served by the licensees.
(3) No regulations made under subsection (1) shall apply to the Corporation or to licensees carrying on programming undertakings on behalf of Her Majesty in right of a province.
Marginal note:Debt due to Her Majesty
(4) Fees payable by a licensee under this section and any interest thereon constitute a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada and may be recovered as such in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Marginal note:Publication of proposed regulations
(5) 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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