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Natalie Théberge appointed vice-chair at CRTC

Internet and Governance | 02/22/2024 1:27 pm EST

CRTC vice-chair Natalie ThébergeThe government has named Natalie Théberge as vice-chair at the CRTC, it was announced Thursday. Her five-year appointment begins on April 3. Théberge is currently CEO of the Copyright Board of Canada, having been appointed to that role in 2018. Before that, she held...

Creative orgs call for copyright protections to be added to AI bill

Internet and Governance | 02/13/2024 11:13 am EST

Organizations representing Canada’s creative industries are calling on MPs to add copyright provisions to Bill C-27, in order to protect creators’ content, likeness, and...

CRTC uses forensic tools sparingly, ETHI committee told

Internet and Governance | 02/08/2024 5:37 pm EST

The CRTC has forensic investigative tools but deploys them rarely, the...

ETHI committee hears departments don’t use tools to spy on Canadians

Internet and Governance | 02/06/2024 5:14 pm EST

Federal departments have forensic diagnostic tools that can be used for...

“Godfather” of AI says Canada must start regulating now

Internet and Governance | 02/06/2024 3:53 pm EST

AI "godfather" Yoshua Bengio, University of Montreal professor and scientific Director of Mila.The government must regulate artificial intelligence (AI) quickly to...

CRTC initiates special process for official language minorities input for English content on French radio 

Internet and Governance | 01/25/2024 4:38 pm EST

The CRTC has initiated a special consultation process regarding an application for amendments to the conditions of service for a French-language community radio station based...

Privacy Commissioner unveils its privacy rights strategic plan 2024-2027

Internet and Governance | 01/22/2024 4:53 pm EST

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) unveiled its Strategic Plan...

CRTC’s vice-chair of broadcasting steps down

Internet and Governance | 01/08/2024 4:30 pm EST

The CRTC’s interim vice-chair of broadcasting and commissioner for Quebec, Alicia Barin, stepped down...

Election overhaul must include AI advertising, politicos say

Internet and Governance | 12/18/2023 2:45 pm EST

Canada must revise its election rules and the use of artificial...

Government unveils final provisions of Online News Act

Internet and Governance | 12/15/2023 5:30 pm EST

The federal government released the details of the implementation of the...

Civil society groups call for AIDA to be considered separately from C-27

Internet and Governance | 12/14/2023 3:00 pm EST

A coalition of 30 individuals and civil society groups have released an...

Ministers reluctant to endorse Catherine Tait’s leadership at CBC

Internet and Governance | 12/12/2023 3:04 pm EST

The current and past Minister of Canadian Heritage were loath to endorse...

Blanchet says CBC cuts at worst possible time

Internet and Governance | 12/06/2023 1:48 pm EST

The Bloc Québécois is continuing its fight against cutbacks at CBC/Radio-Canada. Tuesday in Question...

Job cuts reason enough for access to online platform contributions: CBC tells CRTC

Internet and Governance | 12/06/2023 9:18 am EST

Gatineau, Que. - CBC/Radio-Canada's decision to slash 600 jobs and leave 200 vacancies unfilled has ignited a heated discussion about the broadcaster's plea for access to base...

Blue Ant says contribution regime should be flexible

Internet and Governance | 12/04/2023 3:32 pm EST

Foreign streamers must pay their fair share of contributions to the Canadian broadcasting system, but...

Google and federal government reach deal over Online News Act

Internet and Governance | 11/29/2023 7:51 pm EST

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and the federal government have resolved their...

Only foreign streamers should be paying contribution, CRTC told

Internet and Governance | 11/29/2023 10:48 am EST

Major broadcasters think that there should be a flexible contribution...

Social media companies must be compelled to address safety concerns, research chair tells ethics committee

Internet and Governance | 11/28/2023 6:07 pm EST

The government needs to set clear standards of transparency and accountability that all social media platforms should be required to meet, if it hopes to address concerns...

APTN says funds needed to support public service broadcasters

Internet and Governance | 11/27/2023 4:56 pm EST

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) on Friday called for the...

Canada and EU reiterate digital cooperation framework

Internet and Governance | 11/27/2023 4:07 pm EST

In a Friday statement, leaders from Canada and the European Union announced the creation of a new...

INDU hears Canada must not surpass European or Quebec privacy laws

Internet and Governance | 11/24/2023 5:06 pm EST

While the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and...

Community radio calls for new funding at CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/24/2023 7:56 am EST

Representatives from several community radio stations emphasized their role as a third-pillar of the...

Eatrides defends CRTC independence at CHPC meeting

Internet and Governance | 11/23/2023 1:41 pm EST

In a House of Commons heritage committee meeting that was marked more by partisan feuding than for what...

Regulation of AI necessary, HUMA committee told

Internet and Governance | 11/23/2023 12:50 pm EST

Canada will need to regulate artificial intelligence (AI) to protect workers while at the same time...

Fall economic statement directs CRTC investigation of international roaming

Internet and Governance | 11/22/2023 1:40 pm EST

As part of what it says is an effort to reduce the cost of living for...

Bell lays out contribution framework proposal at CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/22/2023 9:13 am EST

BCE Inc. revealed more details on Tuesday on its proposal for how base contributions from online...

Education key to combating foreign interference on social media, ETHI hears

Internet and Governance | 11/21/2023 5:12 pm EST

Canadians need to be educated about the dangers posed by foreign actors utilizing social media to harvest data, a House of Commons committee was told Monday. The standing...

Chamber of Commerce sets up council to look at AI

Internet and Governance | 11/21/2023 3:55 pm EST

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has jumped on the Artificial Intelligence bandwagon. On Nov. 20 it...

UN sets up advisory body to investigate AI globally

Internet and Governance | 11/20/2023 3:17 pm EST

The United Nations (UN) has created an advisory body on artificial intelligence (AI). Even though Canada...

CRTC reopens Rogers application seeking changes to Bell’s BNS services 

Internet and Governance | 11/16/2023 6:47 pm EST

The CRTC has reopened a Part 1 application originally submitted by Rogers...

St-Onge releases Streaming Act direction to CRTC

Internet and Governance | 11/14/2023 5:09 pm EST

Tuesday Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge issued the final policy direction to the CRTC that will implement the Online Streaming Act. The bill was passed last spring and the commission has been holding consultations on the policy directions this summer. Over 500...

Quebec, E.U., provide templates for AI rules: INDU committee told

Internet and Governance | 11/10/2023 4:19 pm EST

Canada should look to other jurisdictions when it comes to regulating...

Educating Canadians is key to address cybersecurity threats: CTS panel

Internet and Governance | 11/06/2023 6:32 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Cybersecurity and data privacy were the focus of the...

AIDA needs to be scrapped, civil society groups tell committee

Internet and Governance | 11/03/2023 5:14 pm EDT

A quartet of civil society groups appeared before the House of Commons...

Bill C-27 fails to protect rights of Canadians, say civil society groups

Internet and Governance | 11/02/2023 6:39 pm EDT

A coalition of civil society groups are calling on the government to make...

Bletchley Declaration signals international efforts to tame AI risks

Internet and Governance | 11/01/2023 5:45 pm EDT

Leading countries in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) –...

Northern communities are being ill-served by Meta blocking news: Sen. Klyne

Internet and Governance | 11/01/2023 3:46 pm EDT

Northern communities are being ill-served by Meta Platforms Inc.’s...

AI a potential foreign security threat, Ethics committee tells House

Internet and Governance | 10/25/2023 5:35 pm EDT

A Parliamentary committee is calling for checks of artificial intelligence use by foreign actors and holding online platforms accountable for false or misleading information....

CRTC greenlights Northwestel Connecting Families packages 

Internet and Governance | 10/24/2023 2:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has given the green light to BCE Inc. subsidiary Northwestel Inc....

Online News Act comes under fire in Senate debate

Internet and Governance | 10/18/2023 5:23 pm EDT

The efficacy of the Online News Act was called into question during the Senate’s Question Period...

Federal government launches consultation on AI and copyright

Internet and Governance | 10/12/2023 4:13 pm EDT

The federal government is seeking public input on generative artificial...

Communication association proposes ‘safe harbor’ provision to retain tech giants in Canadian news market

Internet and Governance | 10/03/2023 6:18 pm EDT

International communications trade association, Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA), has voiced its concerns regarding the Online News Act and its...

Dufresne recommends changes to Digital Charter Act

Internet and Governance | 09/29/2023 5:45 pm EDT

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada is happy the government is open to altering the Digital Charter...

Big tech antitrust crusade continues as U.S. sues Amazon

Internet and Governance | 09/27/2023 5:18 pm EDT

The United States has just chosen a new target in its ongoing campaign...

Champagne to introduce amendments to Digital Charter Act

Internet and Governance | 09/27/2023 3:57 pm EDT

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne...

Senators debate efficiency of Online News Act

Internet and Governance | 09/22/2023 5:13 pm EDT

Even though the Online News Act has become law, it is still the subject of debate in Parliament. Thursday...

Responsible AI regulation needs to come faster, says tech lobby group

Internet and Governance | 09/20/2023 2:53 pm EDT

The Council of Canadian Innovators (CCI) is urging the federal government...

Dufresne releases annual privacy report to Parliament

Internet and Governance | 09/19/2023 2:21 pm EDT

The Privacy Commissioner is warning that artificial intelligence (AI) could have an impact on...

Google monopoly trial kicks off, Canada public policy head steps down

Internet and Governance | 09/15/2023 4:48 pm EDT

Colin McKay, head of Canada public policy and government relations at...

Meta’s fight with feds impacts emergency info sharing for southwestern Ont. municipality

Internet and Governance | 09/13/2023 5:46 pm EDT

The Online News Act standoff between the federal government and tech-giant Meta Platforms Inc. is negatively impacting emergency communications in Chatham-Kent, Ont....

Court orders minister to unblock Rebel Media publisher from X

Internet and Governance | 09/12/2023 5:25 pm EDT

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault must unblock Rebel News founder Ezra...

Tory convention takes aim at Streaming Act, CBC

Internet and Governance | 09/06/2023 4:29 pm EDT

Dissatisfaction with the Online Streaming Act and defunding the CBC are among the resolutions being...

Canadian Heritage proposes Online News Act regulations, Meta’s not interested

Internet and Governance | 09/01/2023 5:59 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage announced its proposed regulations to implement the...

ISED releases spectrum outlook until 2027

Internet and Governance | 09/01/2023 5:44 pm EDT

The Department of Industry Science and Economic Development (ISED) released its Spectrum Outlook...

Class action suit against Facebook can proceed, SCC

Internet and Governance | 08/31/2023 5:03 pm EDT

A class action lawsuit against Meta Platforms Inc. over age discrimination can move forward, after the Supreme Court of Canada declined to hear its leave to appeal Thursday. The motion to file the suit was initially dismissed in July 2021 but the Court of Appeal of Quebec...

Facebook use remains constant despite news ban

Internet and Governance | 08/29/2023 4:45 pm EDT

Meta Platforms Inc. has not experienced any notable drop in Facebook usage despite banning news content...

CRTC releases Online News Act plan, mandatory bargaining may begin by end of 2024

Internet and Governance | 08/24/2023 5:26 pm EDT

The CRTC announced its action plan to implement the Online News Act which...

Trudeau, St-Onge criticize Meta for blocking info during wildfires

Internet and Governance | 08/21/2023 4:42 pm EDT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale...

YouTube cracks down on false cancer claims as part of updates to medical misinformation policy

Internet and Governance | 08/17/2023 5:12 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube is updating its medical misinformation policies, taking particular aim at false cancer treatments deemed harmful or ineffective by global health...

OPINION: When the dust settles on the CRTC’s ‘path forward’, will Canada have a better broadcasting system?

Internet and Governance | 08/04/2023 6:21 pm EDT

By Monica Auer, executive director, Forum for Research and Policy in Communications  On May 12, the CRTC announced the first of a three-step process to implement Bill C-11,...

Money allocation main issue as Streaming Act replies filed to CRTC

Internet and Governance | 08/02/2023 5:11 pm EDT

Battles over money and how to allocate it are at the forefront as the CRTC...

New Heritage minister St-Onge promises to battle tech giants

Internet and Governance | 07/26/2023 5:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Pascale St-Onge vows to keep up the fight with tech giants over...

OPINION: Small independents won’t benefit from Online News Act

Internet and Governance | 07/21/2023 5:38 pm EDT

by Heather Wright, publisher of The Independent of Petrolia and Central Lambton and The Herald At every family gathering there is that kid who just wants to be seen....

Broadband interventions begin to flow into CRTC

Internet and Governance | 07/21/2023 3:48 pm EDT

The CRTC has published some of the interventions for its proceeding into the Broadband Fund. Most of the...

Corus adds itself to Meta boycott

Internet and Governance | 07/17/2023 5:03 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc. is adding itself to the list of industry players who are suspending advertising on Meta Platform Inc. after the tech giant announced it will block Canadian news content on Facebook and its other platforms...

Streamers hope to illustrate emerging consensus on exemption orders

Internet and Governance | 07/17/2023 4:48 pm EDT

In an ongoing tug-of-war at the CRTC, tech giants are arguing that a level...

Feds respond to tech giants’ concerns through proposed regulations

Internet and Governance | 07/11/2023 5:14 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage is proposing regulations under the Online News Act that aim to clarify how the legislation will be interpreted and carried out, addressing some of the tech...

OPINION: Online News Act edges Canada closer to a splinternet

Internet and Governance | 07/07/2023 6:12 pm EDT

by Natalie Campbell, Senior Director of North American Government and...

Feds, Cogeco, Quebecor, say goodbye to Meta

Internet and Governance | 07/05/2023 5:54 pm EDT

The federal government, Quebecor Inc., and Cogeco Inc., are pulling all their advertising investments...

All sides continue fight in Streaming Act regulation proceeding

Internet and Governance | 06/30/2023 5:13 pm EDT

The CRTC has now received reply comments in its ongoing proceeding into how to implement the Online Streaming Act. As with the original interventions, proposals vary depending on the group submitting...

Google confirms removal of Canadian news links

Internet and Governance | 06/30/2023 12:00 am EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has announced it will be removing Canadian news links from its websites. The...

OpenMedia hopeful ahead of meeting with CRTC chair

Internet and Governance | 06/26/2023 2:11 pm EDT

Lobby group OpenMedia has been polling the public about what the major issues in broadcasting and telecom...

Bell asks CRTC to eliminate local news requirements and reduce CPE, PNI expenditures

Internet and Governance | 06/23/2023 6:26 pm EDT

BCE Inc. says in order for it to be competitive the CRTC must amend its...

Technology changes to be studied by all-party caucus in Parliament

Internet and Governance | 06/16/2023 5:05 pm EDT

The rapid pace of change in the technology sector has led a group of Parliamentarians to form an emerging technology caucus where members of all parties can learn about the brave new world. The...

CNOC disputes ILECs’ claims over high speed access proceeding

Internet and Governance | 06/16/2023 4:21 pm EDT

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) is fighting with two incumbent carriers over filings on the high speed access framework currently before the CRTC. BCE Inc. is asking for an extension to file case studies to the commission. The current deadline is June...

Social media platforms want total exclusion from new broadcasting regime

Internet and Governance | 06/16/2023 4:17 pm EDT

Social media companies are asking the CRTC to be added to the list of...

Change financial threshold for Online Streaming Act exemptions, CRTC told

Internet and Governance | 06/15/2023 6:05 pm EDT

The proposed financial threshold for exemption for online streaming...

CRTC encourages radio stakeholders to participate in contribution consults

Internet and Governance | 06/12/2023 2:35 pm EDT

CRTC Commissioner Nirmala Naidoo urged members of the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) to participate in consultations...

Canadian Digital Regulators Forum established to address digital policy

Internet and Governance | 06/09/2023 12:25 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau, CRTC, and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner have set up the Canadian Digital Regulators Forum as part of a joint effort to tackle “matters that...

Feds earmark $5.5 million to fight disinformation

Internet and Governance | 06/07/2023 5:59 pm EDT

The federal government is spending $5.5 million to create the Canadian Digital Media Research Network...

Online News Act should be passed despite imperfections, Senators told

Internet and Governance | 06/06/2023 5:51 pm EDT

Tuesday the Senate Transport and Communications Committee continued its...

Google disincentivized from engaging with Online News Act, company says

Internet and Governance | 06/06/2023 1:56 pm EDT

Spokespeople for Alphabet Inc.’s Google expressed further concerns they...

Facebook blocking threat “unacceptable”, Rodriguez states

Internet and Governance | 06/02/2023 2:17 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez is not impressed by Meta...

Australians tell senators that Canada has nothing to fear from C-18

Internet and Governance | 06/01/2023 1:33 pm EDT

A collection of players from the Australian news industry appeared before...

Call for broadcast participation fund cash injection gets support at CRTC 

Internet and Governance | 05/31/2023 3:06 pm EDT

A group of consumer advocacy organizations have received some support for...

Newspaper men call for C-18 amendments; advocate passage of the bill

Internet and Governance | 05/30/2023 1:49 pm EDT

The editors and executives of Canada's largest newspapers were on...

CRTC seeking comment on C-11 consult deadline extension request

Internet and Governance | 05/25/2023 1:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has given parties until Monday, May 29 to respond to a request from 12 groups to lengthen the timeline for the regulator's consultation on the Online Streaming Act, the new legislation that is set to remake the way in which the CRTC interacts with 21st century broadcasting.  The coalition of...