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Competition Bureau not satisfied with Freedom divestiture to Quebecor

Media | 07/06/2022 9:55 am EDT

In a Wednesday morning joint statement, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. say that mediation sessions with the Competition Bureau have failed to assuage...

Rovi Guides infringement case against Bell, Ericsson companies will move ahead

Media | 07/05/2022 5:23 pm EDT

A Federal Court judge has dismissed an attempt by BCE Inc. and Ericsson AB to have a patent infringement case against them thrown out.  In a decision released last...

Corus revenue up, profit down

Media | 06/29/2022 5:18 pm EDT

For the three months that ended on May 31, Corus Entertainment Inc.'s overall revenue was up to $433.5...

Court finds Videotron did not violate Rovi patents

Media | 06/27/2022 4:26 pm EDT

The Federal Court dismissed a digital entertainment company’s lawsuit alleging that Quebecor Inc.’s...

Advocates concerned about CBC licence renewal

Media | 06/23/2022 6:59 pm EDT

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...

PIAC looking at legal options after Heritage says GIC has no jurisdiction in Rogers-Shaw petition

Media | 06/23/2022 6:56 pm EDT

In a letter from the  Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage Isabelle Mondou, the Governor in Council (GIC) has declined to intervene in the CRTC’s decision to allow the...

CRTC grants CBC flexibility for push to digital

Media | 06/22/2022 6:45 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted a sweeping flexibility that paves the way for CBC/Radio-Canada to shift toward a...

Rodriguez lashes out at Online Streaming Act critics, Senate begins study

Media | 06/17/2022 3:44 pm EDT

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez attacked Conservative party...

Gov. tables three-headed private sector privacy reform bill

Media | 06/16/2022 5:45 pm EDT

Touting it as a "historic day" at an afternoon press conference, Innovation...

Senate committee rejects Gov. threshold for border cell phone search bill 

Media | 06/13/2022 5:56 pm EDT

The Senate's National Security and Defence Committee has pushed back...

Dufresne pledges to continue Therrien’s work as Privacy Commissioner

Media | 06/13/2022 3:54 pm EDT

Incoming Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne vowed to stay the course,...

CRTC looks at improving telecom services in Far North

Media | 06/08/2022 4:21 pm EDT

The CRTC announced it was initiating a proceeding to improve telecommunications services in Canada’s north.  The area covered includes the three territories, northern British Columbia and northern Alberta, it announced in a Wednesday press release.  The commission...

Rodriguez slams Tories for misinformation on Online Streaming Act

Media | 06/07/2022 3:45 pm EDT

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez attacked the opposition for...

Punish hotel broadcaster who infringed on copyright: Bell tells CRTC

Media | 06/07/2022 3:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is supporting a Quebecor Inc. application for the CRTC to revoke...

ISED launches mmWave consultation

Media | 06/06/2022 5:21 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development has launched its consultation on the...

Foreign streamers wary of CRTC power under Online Streaming Act, CHPC told

Media | 06/02/2022 4:53 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube believes the provisions of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, give too much power to the CRTC to regulate content, the company’s head of government affairs and public...

C-11 needs to incentivize a new era of foreign-domestic partnerships: Bell

Media | 06/02/2022 2:54 pm EDT

BCE Inc. wants the government to incentivize foreign-domestic partnerships through its Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, arguing that the entire Canadian broadcasting ecosystem...

Intent of C-11 is to exclude digital creators: CRTC chair

Media | 06/01/2022 6:01 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott told the House of Commons Heritage Committee Tuesday...

Tim Hortons app violated privacy laws: privacy watchdogs

Media | 06/01/2022 5:48 pm EDT

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons violated national privacy law because...

Next CRTC chair must be bilingual: Rodriguez

Media | 05/31/2022 6:42 pm EDT

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has assured the House of Commons that the next chair of the CRTC will...

Rogers-Shaw deal on hold until Competition Tribunal proceeding

Media | 05/30/2022 5:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. have reached an...

CRTC dismisses Bell complaint that Videotron Vrai HVOD service violates regulations

Media | 05/30/2022 4:53 pm EDT

The CRTC has found that Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron did not contravene its...

New legislation needed to cover growing privacy issues: Therrien

Media | 05/26/2022 4:07 pm EDT

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien is calling for new legislation that...

On Rogers-Shaw, focus shifts to network sharing agreements

Media | 05/25/2022 6:12 pm EDT

As the Competition Bureau takes Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. to the Competition Tribunal to block the merger of the companies, conversation on what will be required to get the deal done has shifted to whether or not a network sharing agreement is a...

Canadian politicians condemn Russian shuttering of CBC Moscow bureau

Media | 05/19/2022 4:13 pm EDT

Canadian politicians were quick to condemn Russia’s move to close the...

For Indigenous media, C-18 “totally useless” and C-11 needs more: Dadan Sivunivut CEO

Media | 05/18/2022 5:30 pm EDT

Former APTN and current Dadan Sivunivut CEO has...

Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. Such a move will have grave consequences for media concentration and diversity, the politicians argue. In a 32-page report tabled Tuesday in...

Court dismisses Telus challenge to Quebecor set-aside acquisitions in 3,500 MHz auction

Media | 05/18/2022 3:27 pm EDT

A federal court judge has dismissed a challenge...

News Forum granted licence, denied mandatory distribution

Media | 05/17/2022 5:09 pm EDT

Tuesday the CRTC granted a broadcast licence for a discretionary service to...

Comp. laws are too focused on price: Lawson Hunter

Media | 05/16/2022 7:21 pm EDT

Canada's competition laws have become too sensitive to price, particularly in mergers, and should instead...

Freedom of expression regulation concerns on C-11 are “silly”: CRTC’s Scott

Media | 05/16/2022 6:55 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott told conference attendees...

Tories put forward motion to kill Bill C-18, send “subject matter” to committee

Media | 05/13/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Conservative MP John Nater wants the Liberal government to withdraw its...

Liberal MPs say Tories faking outrage over Bill C-11, defend CRTC as regulator

Media | 05/12/2022 6:53 pm EDT

Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen decried the fake outrage he said the...

 Tories attack C11, Grits compare it to CanCon regulations

Media | 05/11/2022 6:11 pm EDT

The Conservatives continue to lambaste the government for the Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, while the Liberals maintain the Tories are misrepresenting the legislation and compare it to the Canadian Content regulations brought in 50 years ago. The Conservatives have vowed...

Email spam and lack of consent top list for biggest spam complaints: report

Media | 05/11/2022 6:02 pm EDT

Canadians are sending approximately 6,459 complaints per week to the Spam...

Telus and IBG row in behind NPF-PIAC petition against Rogers-Shaw CRTC approval

Media | 05/10/2022 4:53 pm EDT

A joint petition to cabinet from the National Pensioners Federation and the...

CMPA enters fight for passage of Online Streaming Act

Media | 05/10/2022 3:13 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) has entered the battle to pass Bill C-11, the Online...

Tories denounce Bill C-11 while Bloc defends it

Media | 05/06/2022 4:08 pm EDT

Debate continued in the House of Commons Thursday on the Online Streaming Act, known as Bill C-11. Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs were the speakers.They took opposite approaches to the bill. The Tories worry about censorship and government overreach while the...

Quebecor asks CRTC to punish hotel broadcasters

Media | 05/06/2022 2:53 pm EDT

In the wake of a Federal Court ruling that determined a trio of companies that had established a private...

CRTC issues accessibility reporting timetables

Media | 05/05/2022 4:57 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC released the schedule for broadcasters and telecommunications companies to report under...

Tory MP attacks government for advertising on foreign media instead of local

Media | 05/05/2022 4:41 pm EDT

Conservative MP Martin Shields castigated the government for advertising on...

Rogers-Shaw merger benefiting wireless industry as a whole in 2022: Bell CEO

Media | 05/05/2022 4:35 pm EDT

When it comes to Canada's wireless market this year, there are a number of...

Integrity Commissioner refers TekSavvy’s Scott complaint to Ethics Commissioner 

Media | 05/05/2022 3:20 pm EDT

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday...

Telus hasn’t completely lived up to its broadcast license obligations: CRTC 

Media | 04/29/2022 4:19 pm EDT

The CRTC has admonished Telus Corp. for not entirely fulfilling its...

Senator calls for greater broadband access to First Nations

Media | 04/29/2022 3:29 pm EDT

A Saskatchewan senator called on the government to do more to ensure...

Singh calls for halt of Rogers-Shaw merger, PIAC appeals to cabinet

Media | 04/27/2022 4:38 pm EDT

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh called once again for the government to disallow the Rogers Communications Inc. takeover of Shaw Communications Inc., saying it is not in the public...

Facebook lied in Security Committee: Rodriguez

Media | 04/27/2022 4:28 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has said the Government is not backing down from its legislative effort...

CRTC approves new television rebroadcaster in British Columbia

Media | 04/22/2022 2:39 pm EDT

Friday the CRTC approved an application by the Burns Lake & District...

Rogers boss won’t confirm Xplornet ‘rumours’

Media | 04/20/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri declined to comment on what...

Cogeco still waiting on MVNO terms and conditions, reports increase in Q2 revenue and profits

Media | 04/14/2022 4:45 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is preparing its entry into Canada’s mobile wireless market but has no definitive timeframe, as it is still contingent on the approval by the CRTC for the terms and conditions for the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service and the negotiation of reasonable rates with the incumbents. CEO Philippe Jetté told analysts in a Thursday morning quarterly...

Corus profit margins lower, citing end of CEWS.

Media | 04/08/2022 5:01 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc.'s profits were hit by the loss of approximately $12 million in wage subsidies...

Budget devotes new funding to CRTC and to journalism initiatives

Media | 04/07/2022 4:07 pm EDT

In a federal government that is mostly targeted towards new spending on...

Corus sells over 400 episodes of different series to Hulu

Media | 04/07/2022 3:31 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Corus Studios announced Thursday it has sold...

Scott says CRTC will never regulate user-generated content under current Bill C-11 

Media | 04/05/2022 3:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is generally supportive of Bill C-11, the revised broadcasting...

Hate groups need legislative stops on fundraising, security committee hears

Media | 03/31/2022 7:50 pm EDT

Extremist groups are able to propagate their message and raise funds because Canada does not have legislation that prevents it, the House Committee on Public Safety and...

Panelists tell government to reform the CRTC

Media | 03/30/2022 7:14 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que.--The CRTC came in for a drubbing at two panels Wednesday at the annual conference of the...

CBC license administratively renewed, full decision to come by late June 

Media | 03/29/2022 3:56 pm EDT

The CRTC has issued an administrative renewal of CBC/Radio-Canada's...

CRTC approves Arsenal, Cogeco, radio swap

Media | 03/25/2022 2:42 pm EDT

The CRTC approved two separate applications by Cogeco Inc. and Arsenal Media which would essentially see...

Digital creators may still be subject to C-11, Heritage Committee told

Media | 03/24/2022 5:26 pm EDT

Digital creators are wary of the government’s claim that amendments to...

UPDATED: CRTC approves Rogers-Shaw broadcasting acquisition

Media | 03/24/2022 4:33 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Rogers Communications Inc.'s acquisition of Shaw Communications Inc.'s broadcasting assets, meaning that the companies have now cleared the first of three regulatory hurdles on the way to cementing the merger. In a Thursday afternoon release after...

Supreme Court dismisses TekSavvy appeal of GoldTV site-blocking order

Media | 03/24/2022 1:28 pm EDT

Updated with TekSavvy reaction. The Supreme Court of Canada Thursday...

Union files for mediation in talks with Cogeco

Media | 03/21/2022 5:44 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. has two different labour disputes brewing, according to the union representing two different...

Put national moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement, lawyer tells HoC committee

Media | 03/21/2022 5:01 pm EDT

The Canadian government should place a national...

CNOC makes appeal to CRTC chair personally

Media | 03/18/2022 3:36 pm EDT

The industry group Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has sent a letter personally addressed...

CRTC issues broadcasting licence fees 

Media | 03/17/2022 3:23 pm EDT

Thursday the CRTC released its broadcasting licence fees for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The net...

Federal government spends $2.5m to battle disinformation

Media | 03/16/2022 3:17 pm EDT

The Canadian government has allocated $2.5 million to help people identify...

Rogers, civil groups, say CRTC should remove Russian state-owned channels from airwaves

Media | 03/09/2022 4:27 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. and civil organizations...

Rogers still expects Shaw deal to close in Q2

Media | 03/08/2022 5:44 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. CEO Tony Staffieri has said that last week's announcement from Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, in which he said he would not allow the 'wholesale' transfer of Shaw Communications Inc.'s spectrum assets to Rogers as part of the...

CRTC holding hearing for Indigenous radio, French-language radio, applications

Media | 03/07/2022 3:59 pm EST

The commission is holding a hearing for two separate applications for a...

Google wins patent infringement decision in Federal Court

Media | 03/07/2022 2:34 pm EST

The Federal Court of Canada dismissed a motion for summary judgment brought...

CRTC opens consultation on Russia Today removal after request from Gov.

Media | 03/03/2022 5:45 pm EST

Following the issuing of an order-in-council from the cabinet on Wednesday...

Net neutrality prevents CRTC from ordering ISPs verify age online: CRTC to Senate

Media | 03/03/2022 9:10 am EST

The CRTC cannot direct internet service providers (ISPs) to implement age...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that meet high journalistic standards,” and the Online Streaming Act should be amended to ensure...

Bill C-11 a new bill with no new ideas, and a ‘legal pretzel’ for censorship: CPC

Media | 03/01/2022 5:05 pm EST

For the second time in the span of a year, the...

Gov. to ask CRTC to stop RT broadcasts over Ukraine invasion

Media | 02/28/2022 6:11 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday afternoon that the...

Quebecor targeting both MVNOs and Shaw assets for wireless roll out 

Media | 02/24/2022 6:04 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said that while his company is...

Bell acquires Quebec-based provider Ebox

Media | 02/24/2022 4:23 pm EST

BCE Inc. has acquired Quebec-based internet, telephone and television provider Ebox Inc., the incumbent...

Quebecor provides no justification or rationale in Vrai pricing dispute: Bell

Media | 02/24/2022 2:58 pm EST

BCE Inc. is arguing to the CRTC that Quebecor Inc. provided no...

Google says Canada pursuing unique approach to news compensation

Media | 02/23/2022 5:55 pm EST

Canada’s pending news media compensation legislation is based on key...

CRTC approves annual digital media survey, elects to keep data secret 

Media | 02/23/2022 4:59 pm EST

After long consultation, the CRTC on Wednesday approved the establishment of an annual digital media survey. Under the regulations, all digital media broadcast undertakings (DMBUs) operating in whole...

Tories announce changes to critics positions

Media | 02/22/2022 3:12 pm EST

Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen shuffled her shadow cabinet on Tuesday, moving some MPs into...

ISED contributes $80M to fund cyber security project 

Media | 02/17/2022 5:16 pm EST

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development announced Thursday that it would allocate some $80 million to the  National Cybersecurity Consortium to establish the Cyber Security Innovation Network.  "In order to expand Canada's national cyber security...