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Champagne announcement may signal eagerness to approve Rogers-Shaw deal: analysts

Media | 10/26/2022 2:56 pm EDT

Financial analysts reacting to Tuesday's announcement from Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne – that he would both formally deny the transfer of spectrum...

Nokia expands Canadian facility, will create 340 new jobs

telecom | 10/17/2022 5:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA–Nokia Corp. announced Monday that it is planning to expand its operations in the nation’s capital, building a new research and development (R&D) facility on its Kanata campus. The move is expected to create 340 new jobs and additional co-op and internship...

Federal government increases connectivity in Quebec and Ontario 

telecom | 08/26/2022 5:06 pm EDT

The federal government announced two projects on Friday that will increase...

INDU to hold hearings into Rogers outage, CIRA backs full public hearing at CRTC

telecom | 07/15/2022 5:20 pm EDT

The House of Commons Industry committee will launch hearings into the...

CRTC demands answers on Rogers outage

telecom | 07/12/2022 4:57 pm EDT

In an uncommonly strongly worded letter, the CRTC has asked Rogers Communications Inc. to provide a broad...

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...

Government introduces two-part cybersecurity bill

telecom | 06/14/2022 6:45 pm EDT

The government’s new cybersecurity bill, introduced on Tuesday, is taking a two-pronged approach. One...

ISED launches mmWave consultation

Media | 06/06/2022 5:21 pm EDT

The Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development has launched its consultation on the...

BREAKING: Feds ban Huawei from 5G networks

telecom | 05/19/2022 5:12 pm EDT

The federal government Thursday announced that it would be banning equipment from "high risk vendors",...

Heritage committee calls for rejection of Rogers-Shaw deal

Media | 05/18/2022 4:34 pm EDT

The House of Commons Heritage committee is arguing against the merger of...

Tories attack government over PHAC data tracking, Huawei delay

telecom | 02/02/2022 3:38 pm EST

Two Conservative MPs lambasted the Liberal government on Tuesday over data...

UPDATED – Rodriguez back as Heritage minister, Champagne remains in Innovation

Media | 10/26/2021 12:47 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- MP Pablo Rodriguez is back in familiar territory as he is once again appointed the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The news came in a Tuesday press release a few...

Feds launch copyright framework consultation for AI and IoT   

Media | 07/16/2021 6:17 pm EDT

Canada wants to hear from stakeholders on how to modernize the Copyright Act to better include protections for new innovations and investments as new technologies develop. Friday, Heritage Canada...

ISED ‘repurposing’ 3800 MHz spectrum band, dismissing Telesat proposal

telecom | 05/21/2021 5:38 pm EDT

The federal government announced Friday it is repurposing the 3800 MHz spectrum band to support 5G services, with an auction to take place in early 2023.  The department of Innovation, Science and...

ISED rejects request to delay 3500 MHz auction following MVNO decision

telecom | 04/29/2021 6:31 pm EDT

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has rejected a call by the...

Feds investing $14 million in 5G development for oil, gas, and mining sectors

telecom | 04/09/2021 4:58 pm EDT

The federal government is investing $14 million in Redline Communications Group Inc. through its Strategic Innovation Fund for the company to produce “Industrial 5G” products for clients in the...

ISED plans workshops to canvass Canadians’ views on AI

telecom | 03/09/2021 4:00 pm EST

Industry, Science and Economic Development Canada announced plans Tuesday to hold a series of workshops, seeking “to better understand the public’s perception of AI”. The workshops -- named Open Dialogue: Artificial Intelligence in Canada -- will be run by the federal government’s Advisory Council on Artificial Intelligence, alongside Toronto-based Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Université de Montréal’s Algora lab, which specializes in research around the ethics of artificial intelligence.  A statement issued by Industry Minister François-Philippe...

Federal government refuses PIAC request to overturn CRTC paper bills decision

telecom | 03/04/2021 12:15 pm EST

The federal government has rejected a petition from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the National Pensioners Federation seeking to mandate telecommunications companies to offer paper...

Champagne directed to focus on UBF, rules for online platforms

telecom | 01/18/2021 10:13 am EST

New Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne’s new mandate letter...

Carriers to text consular information to Canadians abroad

telecom | 03/18/2020 5:30 pm EDT

Canada's wireless service providers will send out text messages to their...

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...

Sidewalk Labs, civil liberties group register to lobby

Media | 01/08/2018 4:14 pm EST

Alphabet Inc.’s Sidewalk Labs kicked off the new year by registering to...

Telus rolls out welcome mat to lead Dec. lobbying numbers

Media | 01/23/2017 9:28 pm EST

Telus Corp. led the telecom pack in December for government relations activity, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry, logging 14 monthly communication reports. In addition to...