Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Communications (2019 Reissue)

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By Sunny Handa

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This communication law title sets out the law regulating telecommunications, broadcasting and radiocommunications in Canada, as governed by statutes such as the Telecommunications Act, the Broadcasting Act and the Radiocommunication Act. Drawing on the expertise of several of Canada's leading practitioners and authorities, this is an ideal reference for practitioners, jurists and academics who are not specialists in this area, but require a straightforward and comprehensive understanding of this increasingly important field.

Specific topics covered include:


  • Constitutional and jurisdictional issues
  • Regulatory framework, including the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Act, Bell Canada Act and relevant provincial statutes
  • Scope and objectives of the Telecommunications Act
  • International agreements

    Powers and role of the CRTC

  • Functioning of networks and resources
  • Review of decisions
  • Allocation of satellite capacity
  • Administrative processes for CRTC proceedings
  • Rules of procedure
  • Tariff filing
  • Approval of agreements and limitations of liability
  • Applications or complaints by subscribers
  • Appeals and review of decisions
  • Licensing Registration and reporting requirements
  • Common carrier ownership and control
  • Access and interconnection


  • The administrative process
  • Licence and change of control applications
  • Complaints procedure
  • Hearings and reports
  • Appeals and review
  • Constitutional and jurisdictional issues
  • Broadcasting service providers
  • Legislative framework
  • Content regulation in Canada
  • Ownership rules
  • Specialty and premium content
  • Freedom of expression
  • Tiering and linkage
  • Grey market satellite services
  • Accessibility services
  • Offences and penalties
  • Government and industry institutions
  • International agreements


  • Ministerial powers
  • Government and international institutions
  • Spectrum management
  • Licensing
  • Certification
  • Ownership and control
  • Liability and sanctions
  • Halsbury's Laws of Canada – Communications (2019 Reissue)