If your project touches on political or partisan issues, there are some regulatory items you need to be aware of. In accordance with CRTC regulations and policies governing content, taste, community reflection and diversity of voices, the following types of applicants and project material are excluded from eligibility:
- Religious or sectarian organizations (except where they represent non-denominational community and social support services).
- Political organizations and candidates.
- Advocacy or special interest groups.
CRTC guidelines stipulate that any projects exploring issues of public concern (e.g. current events or “hot button” issues) must ensure they provide a reasonable, balanced analysis of the topic.
For more information about how to present a reasonable, balanced analysis, please see this article.