OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today made public a report prepared by Laurence Dunbar and Christian Leblanc on its broadcasting policies and regulations.

In April 2007, the CRTC commissioned two prominent communications lawyers experienced in regulatory matters, Mr. Dunbar and Mr. Leblanc, to prepare an objective and independent report. The authors were asked to examine the relevance of each broadcasting policy and regulation, and to make independent recommendations that would further the objective of more efficient regulation.

The Commission will consider the report as part of the review of its policies for specialty and pay services, and for broadcasting distribution such as cable and satellite services. This review will take place in January 2008. The report may also cause the Commission to take a second look at certain aspects of its radio and over-the-air television policies.

The Commission thanks Mr. Dunbar and Mr. Leblanc for their valuable contribution to its review process.