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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2L03
Professor
David Young
Semester
Fall

Description
Broadcasting Legislation in Canada  ­ Involves structural constraints on media organizations ­ Organizations have to abide by the law ­ certain amount of agency, choose to abide or break the  law Shift occurred:  ­ Initially public broadcasting organizations were dominant ­ a shift occurred ­ private  organizations eventually assumed the dominant position  1. 1932 Canadian Radio Broadcasting Act  ­ Created Canadian radio broadcasting commission ­ CRBC ­ Canada’s first public broadcaster ­ responsible for undertaking broadcasting ­ responsible for  setting up public radio stations  ­ Also responsible for regulating broadcasting ­ public broadcaster could set rules for private  broadcasters ­ Under the thumb of CRBC ­ CRBC given the power to take over the private radio stations and make them public ­  nationalize the system, made entirely public (that power was never used) ­ Problems ­ gov’t commissioned ­ wasn’t a public corporation ­ CRL had wanted a public  corporation ­ didn’t have financial and political autonomy from the government that CRL wanted  2. 1936 Canadian Broadcasting Act  ­ Got rid of the CRBC ­ didn’t work, no autonomy from gov’t  ­ CRL pushed to get rid of it  ­ Established the Canadian broadcasting corporation (CBC) as a new public broadcaster ­ would  be a public corporation ­ financial and political autonomy ­ what working class wanted  ­ Canada’s second public broadcaster  ­ responsible for undertaking radio broadcasting, regulating broadcasting (control private  broadcasters), had power to nationalize system (this power was never utilized) take over private  broadcasting ­ argued this is one of the biggest missed opportunities ­ could have gotten rid of  private broadcasting/stations ­  • Private broadcasting became permanent  1958 Broadcasting Act ­ 2 previous pieces of legislation placed public broadcasting in a dominant position ­ Did not appreciate fact that public broadcasters got to push them around  ­ Push for change ­ Occurred in 1958 ­ board of broadcast governors was established ­ (BBG) was to be an  independent regulator ­ stands outside public and private ­ Under the BBG the CBC and the private broadcasters would be regulated ­ Now are all equal ­ Since CBC lost regulatory role this marks the beginning of a shift ­ from 1958 onward, shift  toward dominant position of private broadcasting  ­ BBG contributed significantly to this ­ assumed regulatory power and contributed to 
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