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Broadcasting Act

Version of section 11 from 2023-04-27 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Regulations respecting licence fees

  •  (1) The Commission may make regulations

    • (a) with the approval of the Treasury Board, establishing schedules of fees to be paid by persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings of any class;

    • (b) providing for the establishment of classes of broadcasting undertakings for the purposes of paragraph (a);

    • (c) providing for the payment of any fees payable by a person carrying on a broadcasting undertaking, including the time and manner of payment;

    • (d) respecting the interest payable by such a person in respect of any overdue fee; and

    • (e) respecting such other matters as it deems necessary for the purposes of this section.

  • Marginal note:Criteria

    (2) Regulations made under paragraph (1)(a) may provide for fees to be calculated by reference to any criteria that the Commission considers appropriate, including by reference to

    • (a) the revenues of the persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings;

    • (b) the performance of the persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings in relation to objectives established by the Commission, including objectives for the broadcasting of Canadian programs; and

    • (c) the market served by the persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) No regulations made under subsection (1) shall apply to the Corporation or to persons carrying on programming undertakings on behalf of Her Majesty in right of a province.

  • Marginal note:Restriction — non-licensees

    (3.1) The only fees that may be established with respect to a broadcasting undertaking shall be fees that relate to the recovery of the costs of the Commission’s activities under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Debt due to Her Majesty

    (4) Fees payable under this section and any interest in respect of them 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 and representations

    (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 persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings and other interested persons to make representations to the Commission with respect to the regulation.

  • 1991, c. 11, s. 11
  • 2023, c. 8, s. 12

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