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ISED missed internal CTI deadline despite ‘considerable pressure’: docs

telecom | 06/24/2019 5:40 pm EDT

The federal government failed to meet an internal goal by which it aimed to have nearly all of the contribution agreements signed for its Connect to Innovate (CTI) rural...

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, including imposing price ceilings, eliminating data caps and ending bad sales practices. “In this market, Canadians are being forced to pay more than $20 more than...

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...

Connect to Innovate applicants should hear back soon: Jordan

telecom | 05/16/2019 5:16 pm EDT

OTTAWA — After details emerged last week that 60 per cent of applicants...

Re:Sound seeks to double CBC radio royalties to $3M a year

Media | 05/14/2019 5:54 pm EDT

An organization representing sound recording rights holders wants to...

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...

‘We did not cut it’: Scott defends broadband fund speed target to MPs

telecom | 02/21/2019 3:44 pm EST

CRTC Chairman Ian Scott defended the eligibility speeds for the commission’s new $750 million rural broadband fund at a parliamentary hearing Thursday, where he faced...

MPs onside with alcohol ad standards

telecom | 12/13/2018 11:57 am EST

An industry group has created a code of conduct governing the content and application of beer...

Huawei CFO’s arrest renews political criticisms about 5G access

telecom | 12/06/2018 6:51 pm EST

The Opposition Conservatives are re-upping calls for a ban on Huawei...

CEO says Copyright Board to ‘run tighter ship’

Media | 12/06/2018 12:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Copyright Board will work to address long-standing criticism over how long it takes to issue decisions, including by implementing new regulations, CEO Nathalie Théberge told members of the House industry committee....

Bar Association tells committee notice-and-notice falls short

Media | 12/04/2018 5:36 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Canadian Bar Association told MPs Monday Parliament should introduce a new regime to deal with online piracy in the Copyright Act because the current notice-and-notice regime is...

ISED said it will do its ‘darndest’ for rural in face of 3.5 GHz clawback

telecom | 11/20/2018 2:49 pm EST

OTTAWA — Innovation Canada deputy minister John Knubley said his...

New party, fresh faces on Heritage could shake up Parliament

Media | 09/14/2018 5:16 pm EDT

As politicians file back into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block for the...

Andrew Scheer shuffles Heritage, Industry critics

Media | 09/07/2018 4:36 pm EDT

Opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has shuffled his caucus's shadow cabinet in the lead up to...

Innovation, cybersecurity, CanCon on agenda as Parliament resumes

Media | 09/19/2016 2:54 pm EDT

After 13 weeks off from the Parliament Hill routine, MPs returned en masse to Ottawa Monday for the start of the House of Commons’ fall session, where the stage is set for forward...