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Robert Ghiz to lead CWTA

telecom | 11/28/2016 6:18 pm EST

Robert Ghiz, the former premier of Prince Edward Island, has been named president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA), the organization announced Monday. Ghiz will officially take the helm Jan. 1. He has nearly 20 years of experience in government affairs and public policy, including 12 years in elected office and four years as the province’s leader of the opposition, according to a Monday press release. “Robert’s extensive experience with all levels of government, as well as his well-earned reputation for forging strong strategic partnerships, will help ensure the wireless industry can continue to invest and innovate so Canadians can maximize the value of their wireless experience,” CWTA chairman Garry Fitzgerald said in the release. He takes over for Bernard...

Bernard Lord leaving CWTA

telecom | 06/15/2016 4:41 pm EDT

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) will be looking for a new president and CEO following the departure of Bernard Lord. As of Sept. 1, Lord, who has helmed the CWTA since the fall of 2008, will take on a new position as CEO of Medavie, the health company said in a Wednesday press release. “I am looking forward to leading a dynamic national company with roots in Atlantic Canada and immense potential to improve health care delivery,” Lord said in the release, which noted the new CEO will be based at the Medavie corporate office in Moncton, N.B. Lord previously served on Medavie’s board of directors for eight years and was selected as the new CEO following a national search to replace the outgoing Pierre-Yves Julien, the release said. The former premier of New Brunswick “will be...

Tax all digital services or none, committee hears

Media | 05/31/2016 7:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Witnesses in the latest round of hearings in the House of Commons’ Canadian Heritage committee’s study of the media and local communities asked parliamentarians to level the playing field when it comes...

Facebook launches Amber Alerts in Canada

Media | 05/25/2015 3:35 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. said Monday that its users in Canada will receive Amber Alert notifications to help find missing children. Amber Alert notifications will be sent to residents living in the area where the child is missing, Facebook...

Wireless health damage as certain as human-caused climate change: scientist

telecom | 04/28/2015 11:56 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A U.S. scientist who was part of a team that won a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007 for their work on climate change told a Canadian parliamentary committee on Tuesday that...

‘It has an impact,’ CWTA’s Lord says of Telus exit

telecom | 03/18/2014 9:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Bernard Lord, CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, said that Telus Corp.’s decision to leave his group affects the association, though because of the way...

Bernard Lord to stay at CWTA despite OPG appointment

telecom | 03/07/2014 8:12 pm EST

Bernard Lord will remain CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association despite being named chairman of Ontario Power Generation, a CWTC spokesman said. “OPG chair is not a full-time position,” CWTA spokesman Marc Choma said in an email. “Bernard remains president and CEO of CWTA.” Ontario’s Ministry of Energy announced Lord’s appointment on Friday. OPG is the provincially-owned generator of electricity used in most homes, businesses and institutions in Ontario. Lord was named head of the CWTA in October 2008. He was premier of New Brunswick...

CRTC says consumers can cancel wireless contracts after two years, no fees

telecom | 06/03/2013 2:08 pm EDT

Canadian wireless consumers can cancel long-term wireless contracts with mobile phone providers after two years without any cancellation fees, the CRTC said in new wireless code of conduct...