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Broadcasting Act

Version of section 18 from 2023-04-27 to 2024-04-01:


Marginal note:Where public hearing required

  •  (1) Except where otherwise provided, the Commission shall hold a public hearing in connection with

    • (a) the issue of a licence, other than a licence to carry on a temporary network operation;

    • (b) the suspension or revocation of a licence;

    • (c) the establishing of any performance objectives for the purposes of paragraphs 11(2)(b) and 11.1(6)(b); and

    • (d) the making of an order under subsection 12(2).

  • Marginal note:Public hearings — specific matters

    (2) The Commission shall also hold a public hearing in connection with the following matters unless it is satisfied that such a hearing is not required in the public interest:

    • (a) the amendment or renewal of a licence;

    • (b) the making of an order under subsection 9.1(1) or 11.1(2); and

    • (c) the making of any regulation under this Act.

  • Marginal note:Where public hearing in Commission’s discretion

    (3) The Commission may hold a public hearing, make a report, issue any decision and give any approval in connection with any complaint or representation made to the Commission or in connection with any other matter within its jurisdiction under this Act if it is satisfied that it would be in the public interest to do so.

  • Marginal note:Place of hearing

    (4) A public hearing under this section may be held at such place in Canada as the Chairperson of the Commission may designate.

  • 1991, c. 11, s. 18
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 32(E)
  • 2023, c. 8, s. 15

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