The House of Commons industry committee voted Tuesday to send Bill C-28, the government’s anti-spam legislation, back to the House of Commons after making one minor amendment to the bill.
GATINEAU—Allowing local competition in rural and remote areas would wipe out the profitability of small incumbent phone companies within three years, the Association des Compagnies de Téléphone du Québec (ACTQ), an association of Quebec phone companies, told the CRTC Tuesday.
The CRTC denied Tuesday an application from Allarco Entertainment Inc. to require broadcasting distributors to carry all English- and French-language pay television services in francophone markets.
The CRTC said Tuesday it has approved Philippines channel GMA Life TV for satellite distribution in Canada.
Opposition MPs are criticizing an agreement between the CRTC and Telus Corp. that will see the company donate money as a penalty for making unwanted, automated calls.
The CRTC released new definitions for television programming categories Monday, including the categories long-form documentaries, Canadian award shows and religious programming.