CRTC Hearings Wrap Up in Ottawa
by Greg Taylor
CRTC Public Hearings, Dec. 6, 2006
The final day of the CRTC public hearings was a collection of mixed messages and messengers. The primary focus of these hearings was allegedly the future of over-the-air (OTA) broadcasting in the face of declining profitability and viewership; however, Wednesday Dec. 6 was filled with issues as diverse as pleas for funding for regional development, museum foundations, and research institutions, along with a command performance from an unexpected source and, during one presentation, a noticeably fawning panel of commissioners.