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Social media platforms want total exclusion from new broadcasting regime

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

TikTok's logo on an iPhone.Social media companies are asking the CRTC to be added to the list of exempt services under the updated Broadcasting Act despite the government expliciting directing the...

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

Internet and Governance | 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...

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 leadership candidate Brad Trost was joined by fellow Conservative MPs Arnold Viersen, Blake Richards, Kevin Sorenson, Harold Albrecht and David Anderson in voting to send the proposed legislation to committee for further study. Wednesday’s outcome wasn’t unforeseen, given the dearth of support voiced for the bill during debate in the House of Commons. In...

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...