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Gov. tables three-headed private sector privacy reform bill

Media | 06/16/2022 5:45 pm EDT

Touting it as a "historic day" at an afternoon press conference, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne Thursday announced the launch of a suite of privacy reforms aimed at updating Canada's private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and...

On C-10, Conservatives attacking Canadian, Quebec culture: Trudeau

Media | 05/26/2021 6:51 pm EDT

“Conservatives just don’t get it” when it comes to Bill C-10, according to Prime Minister Justin Turdeau who was grilled by the opposition over the revised Broadcasting...

UPDATED: Conservatives reject new C-10 charter statement

Media | 05/13/2021 2:21 pm EDT

The Conservative Party Thursday accused the Liberals of “trying to hide...

Liberals pause move for new charter analysis of C-10

Media | 04/30/2021 7:09 pm EDT

A House of Commons Heritage committee debate on whether or not to have the Government's update to the broadcasting Broadcasting Act sent back to the Minister of Justice for charter compliance review -- after it removed a clause...

International cooperation needed in dealing with online exploitation: Lametti

Media | 04/12/2021 5:59 pm EDT

In order for the federal government to best deal with sexual exploitation...

Govt. to fight court order allowing Iristel’s judicial review to stand

telecom | 02/02/2021 5:05 pm EST

The government has signalled that it will file a motion to overturn last month's ruling from a federal judge which allowed Iristel Inc.'s judicial review into the conduct of the Canada Revenue Agency during a pair of audits into the company.  In a Friday filing with the Federal Court, Attorney General David Lametti -- on behalf of the CRA -- indicated that he plans to file a motion to set aside Judge Kevin Aalto's Jan 21 court order. Aalto struck down the CRA's argument that Iristel had made...

Government launches Privacy Act consultation

Media | 11/16/2020 6:34 pm EST

The federal government today announced that it is launching a public consultation on reviewing the Privacy Act, Canada's public sector privacy law.  In a Monday evening release, the Department of Justice said that members of...

Long-time TekSavvy lawyer appointed to Federal Court

Media | 05/06/2019 4:25 pm EDT

Nicholas McHaffie, who served as counsel to TekSavvy Solutions Inc. in its long-running legal saga against movie studios looking to get the personal information of Canadians in copyright cases, has been appointed to the Federal...

Bernadette Jordan tasked to ‘lead work’ to improve rural broadband

telecom | 01/29/2019 12:56 pm EST

The Prime Minister’s Office has made public the mandate letter for the...

New rural development minister to tackle broadband availability

telecom | 01/14/2019 2:33 pm EST

After the auditor general blasted the government for not having a clear...

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...

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...

Liberal government fills last two vacancies on Copyright Board

Media | 11/07/2018 4:00 pm EST

The federal government has named two new members to the Copyright Board of Canada, a move that fills the last vacancies on the board and comes alongside Ottawa introducing new board reform measures....

MPs Fillmore and Anandasangaree named Heritage parl secs

Media | 08/31/2018 11:43 am EDT

After this summer’s cabinet shuffle, the Heritage minister will gain two...

New Connect to Innovate projects in Ontario, Quebec

Media | 08/03/2018 3:06 pm EDT

The federal government announced more rural and remote internet funding for the  Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que. and Sioux Lookout and Hilton Beach, Ont. this week. According to a release on Tuesday, five communities of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine région, Bassin, Dune-du-Sud,...

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...

‘Rare’ music industry consensus on key issues at Copyright Act review

Media | 06/15/2018 4:49 pm EDT

The House industry committee heard some familiar suggestions from a number...

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada release

Media | 10/24/2017 6:20 pm EDT

Creative organizations stepped up and added to a surge in lobbying activity...

$16M in Connecting Canadians funds going to Que. communities

telecom | 07/21/2017 3:43 pm EDT

The government will dip into its Connecting Canadians program to subsidize high-speed internet in 13 rural and remote communities in Quebec. More than 2,800 households in Saint-Damien and...

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 retransmitted in Canada back on the government’s agenda as it enters into renegotiations of its free-trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S. Television Coalition,...

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...

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...

ISED PS Lametti hot property for April lobbying

Media | 05/23/2017 3:30 pm EDT

The parliamentary secretary to the innovation minister was a popular target for lobbyists last month, as...

Lametti, Casey take on Heritage, ISED roles

Media | 01/26/2017 8:23 pm EST

The Ministers of Canadian Heritage and Innovation, Science and Economic Development have new understudies. In a Thursday press release, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a makeover to his roster of parliamentary...

Liberal MPs, staff create ‘think tank’ for digital issues

Media | 05/17/2016 7:59 pm EDT

OTTAWA — It wasn’t a hard sell for David Graham to recruit Liberal colleagues for a new Parliament Hill research body. “[I said] ‘I want to talk about digital issues....