Episode 134: Monica Auer on CRTC Governance, Content Regulation and the Radio-Canada Decision

July 11, 2022 00:32:21
Episode 134: Monica Auer on CRTC Governance, Content Regulation and the Radio-Canada Decision
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Episode 134: Monica Auer on CRTC Governance, Content Regulation and the Radio-Canada Decision
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Show Notes

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been mounting outrage over a CRTC decision involving Radio-Canada and a broadcast segment from 2020 in which the N-word was used multiple times as part of a discussion of a book that contains the word in its title. That decision has sparked cries of censorship and concerns about the CRTC. Given that Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez and the government want to give the CRTC even power over Internet content as part of Bill C-11, the implications extend beyond this case. Monica Auer, the executive director of the Forum for Research and Policy in Communications, joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss the latest developments, the broader concerns with CRTC governance, and whether assurances regarding Internet speech safeguards stand up to careful scrutiny.

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