Telecommunication Tower (SPC)

The federal government has exclusive jurisdiction of telecommunication facilities. The Radiocommunication Act appoints Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) Canada (formerly known as Industry Canada) as the approval authority for the location and operation of telecommunication facilities in Canada. 

ISED Canada recognizes the importance of municipal consultation as part of the approval process and as such, encourages proponents to consult with the local municipality to obtain their input and comments. In addition, ISED Canada encourages local municipalities to establish a policy framework outlining their preferences with respect to the siting and design of telecommunication facilities, as well as, public consultation requirements.

For more information, refer to the City’s Policy for Establishing Telecommunication Facilities.

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