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Communications Regulation

Programs that are responsible for developing telecommunications policy at provincial or national levels and/or for regulating intraprovincial, interprovincial and foreign communication by means of radio, television, wire, cable and satellite as well as the new forms of communication including voice, data, image graphics and full motion video made possible by the emerging broadband telecommunications platform. Responsibilities include allocating bands of frequencies to individual stations; licensing and regulating stations and operators; regulating common carriers in intraprovincial, interprovincial and foreign communications by telegraph, telephone or satellite; and overseeing the development and utilization of a broadband telecommunications platform.

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Media/Communications

Radio and television stations, book publishers, newspaper publishers, producers and distributors of film and video and other members of the media and communications industries that serve as channels of communication for news, entertainment, advertising and other matters of current interest which may include special public service features or programming for the community.

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