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Stéphanie Paquette appointed as CRTC Quebec commissioner

Media | 11/14/2023 12:36 pm EST

Stéphanie Paquette has been named as a regional commissioner for Quebec on the CRTC, it was announced Tuesday. She begins her five-year term on Nov. 23. She comes to the commission from Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, where she led the group responsible for acquisition and distribution of programming. Before that, she spent 11 years at CBC/Radio-Canada as legal counsel. She graduated from the Université de Montréal in law and has nearly 30 years experience in the...

CCTS: Complaints against telecoms down; PIAC calls for more accessible ombudsman

telecom | 11/30/2022 7:21 pm EST

Complaints accepted by the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) were down 25 per cent this year from last year, while the majority of those complaints had to do with wireless services, according to the CCTS annual report released Wednesday morning.  Altogether, the CCTS accepted some 12,790 claims from customers against telecoms companies,...

Give feds more powers over passive infrastructure: C.D. Howe Institute

telecom | 01/17/2022 5:22 pm EST

The federal government should have more control over passive infrastructure to facilitate the rollout of 5G internet, the C.D. Howe Institute said.  In a report issued in mid-January, a trio of...

CRTC suspends consultation deadlines for ASL, LSQ interpretation

telecom | 05/21/2021 3:04 pm EDT

The CRTC is suspending all deadlines to submit public comments examining the offer and promotion of accessible wireless plans by wireless service providers after multiple groups requested the proposal be made accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. In a Friday release, the commission stated it would...

Cogeco gets CRTC go-ahead for acquisition of RNC stations

Media | 10/11/2018 1:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved Cogeco Inc. to purchase 10 radio stations from RNC Media Inc., it said in a decision Thursday. “The Commission considers that the RNC stations integrated into Cogeco could...

Senators asked to champion net neutrality in comms laws review

Media | 09/18/2018 6:38 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Lawmakers need to make net neutrality a major priority and...