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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. Birch Hill, an investment firm whose partners include Groupe Maskatel LP, which was acquired this month by BCE Inc., saw its first lobby activity in a year and a half, filing five communications reports with officials at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Representatives reached out to with Parvinder Sachdeva, policy advisor at Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains’ office, as...

BPF registers to lobby amidst consumer group funding concerns

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

A few months after the emergence of a proposal asking the CRTC to shift funding away from the Broadcast Participation Fund (BPF), the organization that helps bring consumer interests in front of the commission has filed its first registrations to lobby the regulator and the...

David McGovern moves to ISED

telecom | 05/08/2017 5:21 pm EDT

The former deputy national security advisor to the prime minister has been appointed to a position in the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), effective Monday. David McGovern will become...