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Rural broadband ‘public policy priority’ for CRTC, chairman says

As the CRTC announced the first recipients of its $750-million rural broadband fund Wednesday, chairman Ian Scott said in an interview that while the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to delays in the funding process, it also made it more “imperative” to make rural broadband a priority.  Five projects...


Iristel’s case against CRA an ‘attack’ on tax assessment, AG’s office says

Iristel Inc.'s application for judicial review of the conduct of the Canadian Revenue Authority (CRA) during an audit of the telecom company's finances is an "attack" on the outcome of a tax assessment and circumvents the "comprehensive system of objections and appeals" that already exist within the tax...

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