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AG’s report was ‘opportunity to brag’ about projects: ISED

telecom | 03/27/2019 6:08 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Innovation Canada did not take a critical report of its progress on connecting rural and remote Canadians too poorly, instead using it to “do some education” to highlight all its successes, the department’s director general of spectrum policy said on...

Budget bill gives CRTC sharper teeth

telecom | 11/10/2014 7:36 pm EST

New legislation proposed by the federal government will expand the powers of the CRTC, giving it the ability to fine offenders, share information with the Competition Bureau and exert control over companies that operate telecom services but do not own network infrastructure. Amendments to the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act, under which the CRTC operates, are included in the government’s latest omnibus budget bill, introduced Oct. 23. Among the long-promised changes is the addition of monetary penalties to the commission's regulatory arsenal. In the proposed...