文章“影响加拿大广播公共政策”是在“加拿大社会科学和人文科学研究理事会”的适当支持下进行的。所进行的研究集中在加拿大广播法1985 – 90年期间的公共政策发展上，这一行为完全改写了三个官方机构的调查。这些是Caplan-Sauvageau广播政策工作组，下议院传播和文化常务委员会和众议院立法委员会研究C-136号法案。
The article “Influencing public policy on Canadian broadcasting” was conducted through a research with due support of “Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada”. The research conducted was focused on the public policy developments during 1985-90 in the Canadian Broadcasting act and the act was completely rewritten on the investigations done by three official bodies. These were the Caplan- Sauvageau task force on Broadcasting Policy, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Communication and Culture and the House Legislative Committee to study Bill C-136.
The article under analysis is used as a source for developing the position for assessment of the present state of policy making of communications. It is a crucial policy area which is surrounded by the controversies related to the transparency of research done for policy formation. The access to the data of the recent years and which is even relevant for the formation of the policy which is important at both ends as it is common as well as extremely contentious (Federal, 2010). The challenges of greater transparency and accessibility for data relevant for policy for communications are confronted in the detailed assessment.
On making public policy with publicly available data: The case of U.S communications policy making
In all the contexts used for policy making in U.S. the issues of imbalances of resources for policy formation must be resolved among the stakeholders of the policies formed. The stakeholders must be provided with the commercial data with easy access to it and even for its sources. The overboard protections are present in varying degrees which are relevant for information that is commercially sensitive and is deliberatively processed by the governmental agencies.