(re)Coloring the Public Broadcasting System in Canada: A Case Study of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

  • Lorna Roth


In 1991, the federal government passed the Broadcasting Act, in which multiculturalism, multiracialism, and aboriginal broadcasting were enshrined as collective communication rights within Canada’s broadcasting infrastructure. It is composed of public, private, and community-based network sources; Section 3 of the act reads:

… through its programming and the employment opportunities arising out of its operation, [it should] serve the needs and interests, and reflect the circumstances and aspirations of Canadian men, women and children, including equal rights, the linguistic duality and multicultural and multiracial nature of Canadian society and the special place of aboriginal peoples within that society. (Broadcasting Act 1991, S. 3 [d] [iii])


Television Broadcasting Broadcasting System Constituency Group Aboriginal Broadcasting Public Service Broadcasting 


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