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NEWS


Advocates concerned about CBC licence renewal

Public interest advocacy groups and the union representing CBC/Radio-Canada workers are sounding the alarm about the level of programming discretion afforded to the public broadcaster under the five year licence renewal released by the CRTC Wednesday.  The licence, which allows the broadcaster to spread...

BRIEFS


Court finds Videotron did not violate Rovi patents

The Federal Court dismissed a digital entertainment company’s lawsuit alleging that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron infringed on its interactive television program guide (IPG) patents because the technology is part of the common knowledge of a skilled person. The court also granted Videotron’s counterclaim...

PEOPLE


Philippe Dufresne appointed Privacy Commissioner

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed Philippe Dufresne as Privacy Commissioner Wednesday.  Dufresne had served as law clerk and Parliamentary counsel in the House of Commons since February 2015. He previously worked at the Canadian Human Rights Commission and has argued cases before the Supreme...

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