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CBC privatization bill dies in House

Media | 05/04/2017 8:04 pm EDT

A private member’s bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada met a decisive defeat Wednesday night, after members of Parliament voted 260-6 to send it to the legislation graveyard. Saskatchewan MP and Conservative Party leadership candidate Brad Trost was joined by fellow Conservative MPs Arnold Viersen, Blake Richards, Kevin Sorenson, Harold Albrecht and David Anderson in voting to send the proposed legislation to committee for further study. Wednesday’s outcome wasn’t unforeseen, given the dearth of support voiced for the bill during debate in the House of Commons. In...

Iristel, EBox, DHX among new lobby registrations

Media | 02/21/2017 9:54 pm EST

The start of the new year was marked by new registrations for new and not-so-new companies and groups in the federal lobbyists’ registry. Iristel Inc. registered to lobby the federal government as of Jan. 13 with consultant Eric Rothschild, who, according to the registry filing “will discuss with CRTC staff & Commissioners and staff at Innovation, Science and Economic Development potential funding available for telecommunications infrastructure.” Rothschild will also be speaking to the CRTC about “telecommunications services and policy...