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Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. Such a move will have grave consequences for media concentration and diversity, the politicians argue. In a 32-page report tabled Tuesday in...

NDP’s McPherson moves to deputy Heritage critic, Masse remains with Innovation, gets deputy

Media | 10/29/2021 2:47 pm EDT

Two new faces will be stepping into critic roles for the NDP in the Canadian Heritage and Innovation, Science and Industry files respectively, after the party announced its...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

telecom | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of...

Bell joins call for centralized rural broadband fund

telecom | 01/26/2021 4:39 pm EST

Spectrum auction revenues should be reinvested in rural broadband initiatives and the multiple broadband...

CNOC, advocates push gov’t to be tougher on affordability

telecom | 11/27/2020 11:38 am EST

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) and advocacy group...

UBF won’t have fixed affordability requirements 

telecom | 11/19/2020 5:30 pm EST

Government officials have indicated that the newly-launched Universal Broadband Fund will seek to allow for affordable internet pricing across Canada, although it will not impose many firm or fixed affordability requirements on companies that receive funding via the UBF, or on companies that provide internet service through UBF-funded infrastructure.  Responding to questions during a Thursday meeting of the House of Commons industry committee, deputy minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Simon Kennedy confirmed that applicants to the $1.75 billion UBF would be asked...

Spectrum funds could achieve broadband targets before 2030: telecoms

telecom | 05/14/2020 9:35 pm EDT

An NDP plan for the federal government to add money raised from past and...

Conservatives call for universal rural broadband by 2021

telecom | 05/06/2020 6:45 pm EDT

Under a rural broadband policy platform put out for public consultation by...

Conservatives and NDP united for enforcement of wholesale rates

telecom | 05/05/2020 5:27 pm EDT

Opposition parties that normally hold differing views on any given issue...

NDP intros affordable telecom plan

telecom | 06/10/2019 6:03 pm EDT

The New Democratic Party has unveiled Monday a plan to make telecommunications services more affordable,...

CRTC broadband fund rollout criticized at industry committee

telecom | 06/07/2019 1:16 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Liberal MP William Amos, the MP who brought forward a motion compelling the House industry committee to study the issue of rural broadband, said Thursday that he's "very disappointed" with...

Bell will work with Comp Bureau following CCTS court order

Media | 04/11/2019 12:50 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A Federal Court judge has granted an application by the...

Comp Bureau investigating Bell sales practices, going to court for CCTS info

telecom | 04/10/2019 3:25 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau is going to court to compel the Commission for...

New 2030 speed target too far away for rural Canada: NDP critic

telecom | 03/22/2019 11:25 am EDT

OTTAWA — NDP industry critic Brian Masse says the new broadband strategy...

Boswell gets full term as Competition Bureau commissioner

Media | 03/05/2019 1:16 pm EST

The Liberal government has appointed Matthew Boswell on a full five-year term as Competition Bureau commissioner, according to an administrative order by cabinet. Boswell, a former assistant crown attorney, replaced outgoing commissioner John Pecman at the end of May last...

MP asks ISED to force CRTC internet code extension

telecom | 12/07/2018 4:40 pm EST

NDP MP Brian Masse is asking Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains to force the CRTC to extend the deadline...

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...

Report calls for ‘larger role’ for small rural broadband players

telecom | 04/17/2018 5:40 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The House of Commons standing committee on industry, science and...

NDP targets net neutrality, data and privacy rights in new motion

telecom | 03/28/2018 7:21 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Members of the federal NDP introduced a sweeping motion...

OPC investigating Facebook as gov’t responds to privacy concerns

Media | 03/21/2018 6:20 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Revelations over the weekend that Facebook Inc. data was used inappropriately for political purposes are now being formally investigated by the privacy...

OPC to look into Cambridge Analytica revelations

Media | 03/19/2018 6:06 pm EDT

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is looking into reports data of 50 million Facebook Inc....

Apple gives MPs few answers on iPhone slowdown

telecom | 03/02/2018 4:09 pm EST

OTTAWA — Representatives from Apple Inc. faced down members of the House committee on industry, science...

Telecoms defend FairPlay to MPs, call for 5G net neutrality flexibility

Media | 02/13/2018 2:01 pm EST

OTTAWA — Representatives from Canada’s biggest telecoms argued that...

Industry committee to go ahead with iPhone slowdown hearings

telecom | 02/07/2018 1:35 pm EST

The House of Commons standing committee on industry, science and technology has approved a motion to launch a study looking into the slowing down of Apple Inc.’s older mobile devices. NDP MP Brian Masse, who is the vice-chairman of the committee, asked it to look into a change to Apple’s mobile operating system that...

NDP calls on Apple to justify software slowdown to MPs

telecom | 01/12/2018 5:39 pm EST

The NDP says silicon valley giant Apple Inc. should speak to a...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals...

Act now on copyright infringement ‘shakedown’ letters: Masse

Media | 06/14/2017 5:07 pm EDT

The federal government shouldn’t stand idly by, awaiting the looming...

Rightsholders ask court for I.D. of customers of 13 ISPs

Media | 06/08/2017 1:55 pm EDT

Three movie studios have gone through the Canadian court system to identify...

Don’t ‘rubber-stamp’ Bell-MTS deal: NDP

Media | 05/05/2016 6:58 pm EDT

NDP MPs pushed the innovation minister to closely scrutinize BCE Inc.’s proposed $3.9-billion acquisition of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in the House of Commons Wednesday. Manitoba MP Niki Ashton asked if the Liberal government would “commit to a public study of this potential takeover, or will they rubber-stamp this deal and stand with well-connected business interests instead of standing up for Manitoba jobs and Manitoba consumers,” according to transcript of question period. While he said the government wouldn’t comment on an individual...