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DOC National

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of Canada’s independent documentary creators. DOC began in 1983 as the Canadian Independent Film Caucus (CIFC) to represent the interests of Canada's growing community of indi doc filmmakers. Today DOC has over 1000 members across six chapters from coast to coast.


CRTC Process Update

The CRTC is moving forward with its work to modernize Canada’s broadcasting sector. Now that the hearings have concluded, there are several next steps before the CRTC decides how much streamers need to contribute to the Canadian content system, and where that money should go. DOC has advocated for specific funding for feature documentaries, among other advocacy issues important to our community.

We invite all members to join Monique Lafontaine Communications lawyer and media executive, and DOC’s ED Sarah Spring on February 6th at 3pm ET for an open session to talk through the CRTC’s process and what this means for documentary creators.

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Please note that there is no registration link. Zoom link will be opened when the session starts. You can add the event to your calendar, which has the zoom link, so that you don’t forget!


Monique Lafontaine

CRTC commissioner

Monique Lafontaine is a communications lawyer with over 25 years of experience in communications law and policy. Monique recently completed a five-year term as Commissioner for Ontario at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) where she worked as an adjudicator on a wide range of broadcasting, telecommunications and enforcement matters. During her career, Monique has worked as General Counsel, Vice-President of Regulatory and Business Affairs for Canadian broadcasters. She has also overseen public policy and regulatory matters for a national association of audiovisual content creators. Earlier in her career, Monique had the opportunity of working in the Communications and Technology Law Group at the law firm of McCarthy Tétrault where she worked on a wide range of domestic and international regulatory matters. Monique currently operates her own legal practice in the areas of communications and entertainment law.

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