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The CRTC is holding three weeks of hearings on the future regulatory framework of Bill C-11, which amends the Broadcasting Act.

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Bell Media owner BCE wants the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to create an information fund that would provide financial assistance to broadcasters and require foreign broadcasters to contribute to the subsidy through the Bell representatives told a CRTC committee Tuesday that the regulator should simultaneously exempt Canadian streaming platforms such as Crave from these new obligations until traditional broadcasters receive regulatory relief.

The hearing, which began Monday and is expected to last three weeks, is part of the CRTC's public consultations in response to the Online Streaming Act, or Bill C-11, which came into force in April.

It seeks to determine what contributions traditional broadcasters and online streaming services make will have to make to support Canadian and Indigenous content.

However, Bell asserts that the CRTC's priorities are retrograde in a context of crisis for Canadian broadcasters who have experienced a decline in revenue while facing competition from new digital platforms that do not face the same regulatory burdens.

The CRTC must also hear Google on Tuesday, after a presentation on Monday by Quebecor.

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