consideration of what is “equitable” in these circumstances, having regard to the many policy objectives in s. 3( 1) of the Act.
 Ms. Goldy submits that the issues which Sharpe J. in
Mahar held were within the exclusive jurisdiction of the CRTC
are properly characterized as “routine regulatory matters”,
whereas to determine this application on its merits will require
the regulations to be interpreted in a manner consistent with the
Charter and common law rights and values such as freedom of
expression, democratic rights and freedoms, electoral procedures,
principles of equity and the specific equities at play during
an electoral period. Ms. Goldy submits that these principles are
squarely within the competence of the Superior Court of Justice
and fall outside the traditional ambit and the regular practice of
the CRTC. Ms. Goldy submits that this is effectively another way
of saying that the essential character of the dispute between the
parties in this case does not fall within the area of the exclusive
jurisdiction of the CRTC, as found in Mahar.
 I disagree with Ms. Goldy’s submissions in this regard.
First, administrative tribunals, including the CRTC, must act
consistently with the Charter and its values when exercising their
statutory functions: Conway, at para. 78. Second, under the Act,
the CRTC is required to regulate and supervise all aspects of the
Canadian broadcasting system with a view to implementing the
broadcasting policy set out in s. 3( 1). Section 3( 1) declares as the
broadcasting policy for Canada numerous broad objectives including, for example, that the Canadian broadcasting system should
“serve to safeguard, enrich and strengthen the cultural, political,
social and economic fabric of Canada”, “encourage the development of Canadian expression by providing a wide range of programming that reflects Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas,
values and artistic creativity”, “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”, and
“be readily adaptable to scientific and technological change”.
 The CRTC, as the regulator that made the regulations that
are at issue on this application, and as the single independent
public authority mandated by the Act to regulate and supervise
the Canadian broadcasting system, has the experience and expertise that allows it to understand the social, economic, cultural and
political ramifications of its decisions and to implement broadcasting policy based upon this experience and expertise.
 I take note of the fact that the CRTC issued a public
notice (CRTC 1988-142) on September 2, 1988 in which it made