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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 relations. Graham McLaughlin and Mark Resnick of McMillan Vantage registered to communicate with “public office holders with respect to the potential impact on the broadcasting sector as a result of changes of the framework for copyright in Canada.” The Copyright Act review kicked off in December, with the House industry committee holding meetings to hear from various groups this spring....

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertiseAmir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of Corridor Communications Inc. (CCI), recently began lobbying on behalf of Cogeco Inc. during a period that saw the telecom vie for more wireless spectrum. The Kian Telecom Inc. CEO joined Cogeco as...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

Media | 04/25/2018 2:54 pm EDT

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby effortsRogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

Media | 12/14/2017 2:25 pm EST

Ian Scott ‘collegial’ choice for new CRTC chair: former colleaguesA few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift...

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada release

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

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada releaseCreative organizations stepped up and added to a surge in lobbying activity...

Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lag

Media | 08/16/2017 3:41 pm EDT

Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lagJuly lobbying activity was affected by the expected summer slowdown that comes with Parliament not...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission rowA 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,...

CCSA leads lobbying after Hill visit

Media | 06/26/2017 2:55 pm EDT

CCSA leads lobbying after Hill visitLast month’s deluge of Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) members on Parliament Hill for the...