CRTC outlines priorities for next three years
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has released a three-year plan describing the organization's priorities for 2012 to 2015. "In the coming years, we will focus our efforts around three key pillars," said Jean-Pierre Blais, chairman of the CRTC. "Create, connect and protect. The activities identified under each of these pillars will serve to foster a world-class communication system for Canadians as citizens, creators and consumers." The commission will conduct a series of policy reviews intended to ensure that Canadians have access to creative content from diverse sources on a variety of platforms. The commission will also review issues related to the accessibility of telecommunication services. The CRTC will also continue to enforce its telemarketing rules and begin to enforce anti-spam legislation. The CRTC will also monitor the deployment of the public alert system and review the regulatory framework for next-generation 911 services.