On March 13, 2007, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced it would be undertaking a review of issues relating to the broadcasting system’s ability to provide Canadians with a diversity of voices. “The current wave of consolidation in the Canadian broadcasting industry, and the possibility of more major transactions in the future, raises important questions relating to the diversity of voices in Canada,” said CRTC chairman Konrad von Finckenstein. A public hearing will follow in the fall of 2007 to study these issues. The CRTC expects to issue clearly articulated policy guidelines that will further the evolution of the Canadian broadcasting system. The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.