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Broadcaster pushes for new multilingual channel as COVID lobbying continues

Media | 07/14/2020 3:33 pm EDT

An Ontario-based ethnic broadcaster lobbying the government for funding to create a multilingual news channel to help Canadians access health information says it’s too early...

CPC plans for Netflix, rural broadband still unclear days ahead of vote

Media | 10/17/2019 12:54 pm EDT

Despite Conservative leader Andrew Scheer indicating throughout this fall’s election campaign that he would make sure Netflix Inc. pays its “fair share,” his party is...

Conservatives propose three-per-cent tax on tech giant revenue

Media | 10/11/2019 11:29 pm EDT

The Conservative Party has now specified its plan to make web giants “pay...

Consensus on ‘digital giants,’ data breaches in French debate

Media | 10/10/2019 11:57 pm EDT

Federal party leaders agreed Thursday evening in the last debate of the...

Scheer refuses to specify if he’ll take action on wireless prices

telecom | 10/07/2019 11:20 pm EDT

GATINEAU — Conservative leader Andrew Scheer refused to say whether he...

Leaders talk Netflix taxes, privacy in TVA election debate

Media | 10/02/2019 10:51 pm EDT

During the first French-language debate of the federal election campaign,...

Liberals, Conservatives promise new rules for Netflix

Media | 09/30/2019 5:27 pm EDT

The Liberal Party platform, released Sunday, includes promises of new regulations for Canadian content on streaming services — while the Conservatives gear up to announce new taxes affecting foreign digital giants, the specifics of which are still unclear. As Heritage...

Election 2019: watch for price caps, Netflix regs, Huawei ban

Media | 09/10/2019 12:03 pm EDT

Even before the federal election campaign officially kicked off, telecom...

Scheer promises Huawei 5G ban, but no info on what that means

telecom | 05/21/2019 5:17 pm EDT

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said last week he was in favour of a ban...

Péladeau willing to pull TVA Sports signal in fight with Bell

Media | 04/08/2019 6:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Quebecor Inc. president and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said...

Maxime Bernier supports Huawei 5G ban ‘as soon as possible’

telecom | 02/06/2019 5:34 pm EST

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People's Party of Canada and...

Andrew Scheer shuffles Heritage, Industry critics

Media | 09/07/2018 4:36 pm EDT

Opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has shuffled his caucus's shadow cabinet in the lead up to...

Libertarian telecom analyst joining Bernier’s new party effort

Media | 08/23/2018 7:47 pm EDT

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier announced Thursday that Montreal Economic...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

Wireless coverage improvements coming to site of G7 summit

telecom | 01/16/2018 4:09 pm EST

In anticipation of the G7 summit in June, the federal government will have 13 cell towers built to increase coverage for the area near host Charlevoix, Que, a release on Monday revealed. Announced...

Scheer says he supports net neutrality

telecom | 01/03/2018 5:28 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer has said he supports net neutrality, despite statements by his Innovation critic, Maxime Bernier, indicating Bernier had a different opinion on the issue last month. Scheer told the Globe and Mail in an interview that the Conservative party...

Canadian gov’t reiterates net neutrality support as FCC kills 2015 rules

telecom | 12/14/2017 5:00 pm EST

The United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on...

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...

Connect to Innovate announces first projects

telecom | 09/01/2017 10:09 am EDT

The federal government says that it will allocate almost $13 million from its Connect to Innovate program...

Bernier retakes ISED critic role

telecom | 08/30/2017 3:06 pm EDT

Former Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has regained his position as Innovation critic, Opposition leader Andrew Scheer announced Wednesday. Bernier was named to the Conservative shadow cabinet in a press release outlining the new party leader’s full slate of critics. “The Conservative Shadow Ministers will be on the front lines, bringing forward the positive Conservative solutions to get Canada back on track,” Scheer said in the release. “Ours is a movement that has room for every Canadian who believes in...

Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lag

Media | 08/16/2017 3:41 pm EDT

July lobbying activity was affected by the expected summer slowdown that comes with Parliament not...

Scheer backs Que. calls for roadside wireless coverage

telecom | 07/25/2017 4:42 pm EDT

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer has added his voice to a campaign in Quebec...

Few policy details from new CPC leader

Media | 05/29/2017 4:56 pm EDT

Conservatives elected Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer as party and official Opposition leader over the...

Bernier would streamline CBC’s mandate, remove ads as CPC leader

Media | 11/23/2016 9:22 pm EST

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier said Wednesday that if he is selected as the next leader of the federal Conservative Party and the next Canadian prime minister, he would move...