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Former CRTC commissioners criticize Harnessing Change report

Media | 11/07/2018 7:15 pm EST

TORONTO —  The idea of cross-subsidization of industries did not find many open arms on the final day of the ISP Summit on Wednesday, as former CRTC commissioners spoke in favour of maintaining the line between the role of broadcasting and telecommunications. “If...

Gov’t posts CRTC commissioner job for B.C./Yukon

Media | 04/23/2018 12:44 pm EDT

The federal government has a new job posting for a CRTC commissioner for British Columbia and Yukon to replace Stephen Simpson, whose term ends June 22. The deadline for applications for the Vancouver-based position, which pays between $142,800 and $168,000 a year, is May 17. Also currently vacant is the post for a commissioner for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The government has been looking for someone to fill that role since Candice Molnar’s term ended in January 2017....

CRTC job postings extended

Media | 03/07/2017 7:51 pm EST

Four CRTC job postings have been extended for a second time, with prospective chairperson, vice-chairperson and regional commissioners having until March 15 to apply. The four jobs were first posted on the federal government’s appointment opportunities website in late January, with a deadline of Feb. 20. That deadline was pushed to March 6 and, on Tuesday, again extended...

CRTC jobs, vacant or not, posted

Media | 01/24/2017 10:50 pm EST

Heritage Canada has issued a series of help-wanted ads for the CRTC — including for the not-yet vacant position of chair. Four new job openings are now on the government’s appointments website for the roles of chair,...

Address diversity gaps when filling CRTC roles, minister told

Media | 01/17/2017 9:52 pm EST

Filling all 13 spots allotted to CRTC commissioners could go a long way in addressing what some are calling decades of ongoing disparity between the demographics of those who make decisions about the...

Joly, Vennard respond to Shoan appeal, allegations of bias

telecom | 07/11/2016 7:51 pm EDT

A CRTC commissioner is refuting allegations of inappropriate conduct and racism levied by a former colleague, Raj Shoan, the recently fired representative for Ontario. Included in documents filed...

CRTC cuts Northwestel Internet prices, will launch basic-services proceeding

telecom | 03/04/2015 9:13 pm EST

The CRTC on Wednesday ordered BCE Inc.’s Northwestel Inc. to lower its Internet prices for new and existing customers to address the “disparity” between the cost of Internet in the North and the rest of Canada. The decision is the latest in a series of moves by the regulator to improve telecom infrastructure in Canada’s northern territories, including its efforts to bring broadband to rural communities as well as a 2013 decision ordering Northwestel to tweak a five-year...