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Direction to the CRTC (Reservation of Cable Channels) (C.R.C., c. 378)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19

Appendix Definition of the Reservation of Educational Broadcasting Time and Facilities

  • 1 Where, within its jurisdiction, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, on the direction of the Governor in Council, stipulates that at least one channel of a cable transmission facility be set aside for the use of a provincial authority for educational broadcasting or where the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation acts as agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada in providing a transmission facility for the use of a provincial authority for educational broadcasting, the time reserved on such channel or transmission facility for the provincial authority shall be used for broadcasting the following types of programming:

    • (a) programming designed to be presented in such a context as to provide a continuity of learning opportunity aimed at the acquisition or improvement of knowledge or the enlargement of understanding of members of the audience to whom such programming is directed and under circumstances such that the acquisition or improvement of such knowledge or the enlargement of such understanding is subject to supervision or assessment by the provincial authority by any appropriate means; and

    • (b) programming providing information on the available courses of instruction or involving the broadcasting of special education events within the educational system.

  • 2 Provincial authority, in relation to any province, means such person, body or authority as may be designated by the lieutenant governor in council of that province as the provincial authority for that province for the purposes of this definition.

  • 3 The intention of this Appendix is to ensure that such programming, taken as a whole, shall be designed to furnish educational opportunities and shall be distinctly different from general broadcasting available on the public or private channels.


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