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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

"The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
was established by Parliament in 1968. It is an independent public
authority constituted under the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. C-22, as amended)
and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

"The CRTC is vested with the authority to regulate and supervise all
aspects of the Canadian broadcasting system, as well as to regulate
telecommunications common carriers and service providers that fall
under federal jurisdiction. The CRTC derives its regulatory authority
over broadcasting from the Broadcasting Act (S.C. 1991, c. 11, as
amended). Its telecommunications regulatory powers are derived from the
Telecommunications Act (S.C. 1993, c. 38, as amended) and the Bell
Canada Act (S.C. 1987, c.19 as amended)." [from
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/about.htm]

CRTC materials referenced in The Effectiveness of Regulating Alcohol Advertising:
Policies and Public Health include

  • New regulatory framework governing the broadcast of alcoholic beverage Advertising
  • Broadcasting Policy Monitoring Report 2005: Radio, Television, Broadcasting distribution, Social issues, Internet.
  • CRTC Mandate

Visit the CRTC website for more information.