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Senate votes against including financial, subscriber, thresholds in scope of Bill C-11

| 11/29/2022 12:46 pm EST

The Senate committee currently engaged in a clause-by-clause review of the Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, opted not to include a financial or subscriber threshold in the...

Quebec and French Canadian artists will be the losers if social media is unregulated, conference hears

Media | 05/04/2022 6:15 pm EDT

A Canadian cultural policy that adopts a laissez-faire, unregulated, approach to social media algorithms and discoverability requirements will harm Quebec and French Canadian...

Broadcast, telecom acts review panel kicks off consultation

telecom | 09/25/2018 5:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel in charge of reviewing Canada’s...

Regulatory rejigs, cultural changes in store as Parliament resumes

Media | 09/18/2017 1:56 pm EDT

Everything old is new again when it comes to telecom and media issues...

Bell MTS to cut up to 85 jobs in Manitoba

telecom | 05/09/2017 5:31 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is looking to shed up to 85 jobs in Manitoba due to redundancy following its acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. “We are offering a voluntary retirement program that provides eligible employees with the...

CBC privatization bill dies in House

Media | 05/04/2017 8:04 pm EDT

A private member’s bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada met a decisive defeat Wednesday night, after members of Parliament voted 260-6 to send it to the legislation graveyard. Saskatchewan MP and Conservative Party...

Canada’s VR industry is nascent, but set for growth

Media | 03/31/2017 8:57 pm EDT

Though virtual reality is still in its early days, it holds promise for Canada’s media industry — including for broadcasters as a new way to draw eyes to live events, such as sports, according to Nordicity’s Kristian Roberts. For example, it could be used to allow a viewer to watch the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup finals from some of the best seats in the house, he suggested. “That’s a better experience than watching it on TV, and you get that immersive experience,” Roberts, a partner at Nordicity’s Toronto office, said in a...