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Broadcasting Act

Version of section 20 from 2023-04-27 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Panels of Commission

  •  (1) The Chairperson of the Commission may establish panels, each consisting of not fewer than three members of the Commission, to deal with, hear and determine any matter on behalf of the Commission.

  • Marginal note:Appointments by Chairperson

    (1.1) The Chairperson of the Commission may appoint members of the Commission to a panel if it is determined that the panel would otherwise have fewer than three members.

  • Marginal note:Exception — conflict of interest

    (1.2) Members of the Commission may participate in any panel, unless this participation would place them in a conflict of interest.

  • Marginal note:Powers

    (2) A panel that is established under subsection (1) has and may exercise all the powers and may perform all the duties and functions of the Commission in relation to any matter before the panel.

  • Marginal note:Decision

    (3) A decision of a majority of the members of a panel established under subsection (1) is a decision of the panel.

  • Marginal note:Consultation

    (4) The members of a panel established under subsection (1) shall consult with the Commission, and may consult with any officer of the Commission, for the purpose of ensuring a consistency of interpretation of the broadcasting policy set out in subsection 3(1), the regulatory policy set out in subsection 5(2), the orders made under section 9.1, the regulations made under sections 10 and 11 and the regulations and orders made under section 11.1.

  • 1991, c. 11, s. 20
  • 2001, c. 34, s. 32(E)
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 1710
  • 2023, c. 8, s. 16

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