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CRTC grants CBC flexibility for push to digital

Media | 06/22/2022 6:45 pm EDT

The CRTC has granted a sweeping flexibility that paves the way for CBC/Radio-Canada to shift toward a focus on digital outputs and away from its linear programming.  Wednesday, the regulator released its long awaited decision on the renewal of the CBC's licence. In...

CBC explains decision to cut local broadcasts

telecom | 01/12/2021 7:16 pm EST

On the second day of the CRTC's hearings into the CBC/Radio-Canada license renewal, CBC executives detailed the lead up to the broadcaster’s much-criticized decision to cut local news broadcasts across the country in the early days of the pandemic.  "I know some Canadians were disappointed in us, and I'm very sorry about that," CBC's executive vice-president of radio and audio Susan Marjetti said about the March 19 decision, but explained that it was made with a view to preserving some level of local coverage early in the pandemic. Marjetti told CRTC vice-chair Caroline Simard that at...

CRTC to hold online hearing

Media | 06/12/2020 4:46 pm EDT

The CRTC is switching to an online format for a radio broadcast licence hearing originally scheduled to be held in Gatineau, Que. last month. The virtual hearing will now take place on June 16 and look at five radio stations that “appear to be in serious non-compliance with their regulatory requirements, certain conditions of licence or mandatory orders issued by the Commission,” the CRTC said in a press release....

Media groups vow to fight CRTC’s OMNI decision

Media | 06/25/2019 7:35 pm EDT

Two  media groups have filed formal petitions to the Governor in Council, asking the government to...

Language representation at CRTC raised to Yale panel

Media | 02/12/2019 2:37 pm EST

Better representation at the CRTC of official language minority communities is a concern a number of...

Broadcasters’ association, Corus, add new lobby registrations

Media | 08/24/2018 11:33 am EDT

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters registered to lobby the federal government on its review of the Copyright Act in July, which was otherwise a sleepy month in telecom and media government...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future of the internet has registered to lobby the government for the first time. The Feb. 20 registration under consultant Kathleen Monk of Earnscliffe Strategy Group is on...

SWIFT takes fibre goals to the Hill

Media | 02/21/2018 5:57 pm EST

Over six years after it was established, a government-funded non-profit initiative seeking to deliver...

CRTC declines review request on internet affordability

telecom | 01/25/2018 5:14 pm EST

In a Thursday decision, the CRTC denied an effort by a collection of public...

End of 2017 saw Stingray, Birch Hill reinvigorate lobby efforts

Media | 01/17/2018 4:39 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. and Birch Hill Equity Partners ramped up their lobbying in December, with both submitting their first communications reports for the year in the last weeks of 2017....

Sidewalk Labs, civil liberties group register to lobby

Media | 01/08/2018 4:14 pm EST

Alphabet Inc.’s Sidewalk Labs kicked off the new year by registering to...

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...

Gov’t posts CRTC vice-chair job

Media | 09/06/2017 4:19 pm EDT

The federal government is searching for a replacement for Peter Menzies, following his early departure from his role as vice-chairman of telecom at the CRTC. A job opening was posted to the government’s appointments...

New CRTC vice-chair not afraid of tough issues: ISED PS

Media | 07/19/2017 12:22 pm EDT

The CRTC’s incoming vice-chairwoman of broadcasting, Caroline Simard, has...

Ian Scott ‘collegial’ choice for new CRTC chair: former colleagues

Media | 07/18/2017 11:49 am EDT

The choice of Ian Scott as the new chairman of the CRTC was greeted...