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Support grows for Meta boycott following News Act blackout

Media | 07/10/2023 2:46 pm EDT

CRTC consulting on new radio stations in Northern OntarioOther governments and private sector companies are joining in the boycott of Meta Platforms Inc. after it announced plans to block Canadian news from Facebook and Instagram. Meta’s move came in response to the passage of the Online News Act. Last week, the federal government announced it was halting all advertising on the platforms. Quebecor Inc. and Cogeco Inc. made similar announcements at the same time. Since then, the government of Quebec and several cities...

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

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

Newspaper men call for C-18 amendments; advocate passage of the billThe editors and executives of Canada's largest newspapers were on Parliament Hill Tuesday to convince Senators of the necessity of Bill C-18, and to call for some amendments...

Leonard Asper approved for extreme sports channel

Media | 09/08/2014 2:47 pm EDT

A company controlled by former Canwest head Leonard Asper has received approval from the CRTC for an extreme-sports television channel. On Sept. 2, the CRTC said on its website that 2380393 Ontario Inc. has been approved for a...