The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister of Canadian Heritage tasked a panel with reviewing Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislative framework in 2018. The Panel undertook an extensive outreach and engagement process to hear what Canadians had to say and published the 57 page report — “What We Heard Report” which had four key themes:
- Reducing Barriers to Access by all Canadians to Advanced Telecommunications Networks
- Supporting the Creation, Production and Discoverability of Canadian Content
- Improving the Rights of the Digital Consumer
- Renewing the Institutional Framework for the Communications Sector
The final report, with recommendations for legislative change, is expected by January 2020.