Iristel Inc.‘s ongoing fight with the Canada Revenue Agency has become yet more complicated, as the company filed a new application for judicial review Friday, alleging that the CRA improperly withheld some $600,000 Iristel was owed under the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program.
The CRTC has again extended the broadcasting licence of CPAM Radio Union.Com Inc.’s CJWI Montreal French-language radio station for a shorter term of two years, after finding it had been non-compliant with its licencing terms for the fourth consecutive licencing period.
Canadian traditional media sources are in “crisis” as COVID-19 has exacerbated existing downward trends in advertising revenues, with shortfalls for local private broadcasters in the next two years reaching as much as $1.06 billion, according to a report released by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB).
The CRTC has suspended all deadlines relating to its consultation on wireless plans for people with disabilities until further notice while it considers a request for a virtual public hearing to be held.
BCE Inc.‘s submission to the Federal Court of Appeal — in which it argued the federal Cabinet’s decision that the wholesale internet rates set by the CRTC were low enough to stifle network investment “validated” the company’s concerns — is “inappropriate” and should be dismissed, according to the Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC).
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has asked the Federal Court of Appeal to ignore the language of a recent cabinet decision declaring that the CRTC’s wholesale rates were too low to encourage network investment, arguing that the Cabinet decision “has no bearing on this Court’s decision on the appeal.”