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Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

Media | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying "democracy dies in the dark without reliable and accurate local news and information", while Quebecor Inc.’s CEO is saying the CRTC has to loosen its regulatory burdens on Canadian companies if it wants to...

PM outlines new parliamentary committee to oversee security agencies

telecom | 11/06/2017 5:33 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a new National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians in a press release on Monday. This new body will “have the authority to review national security and intelligence activities carried out across the Government of Canada,” according to the release. These “activities” will include actions taken by government agencies like Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Canadian Security Establishment...

Government repeats no ISP tax in Heritage report review

Media | 10/18/2017 7:35 pm EDT

The federal government reiterated a previously held position that it will not implement taxes on internet service providers (ISP) in favour of Canadian content in a review of an earlier Heritage...

‘Level playing field’ for foreign digital news services: committee

Media | 06/15/2017 4:52 pm EDT

OTTAWA — After a year of study and hearing from 131 witnesses, some of...

Committee’s ISP tax proposal a non-starter: PM

Media | 06/15/2017 4:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee recommendation to expand the five-per-cent contribution broadcast...

Ending CBC’s $25M in digital ads won’t help other media: Lacroix

Media | 11/22/2016 5:45 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada CEO Hubert Lacroix has responded to recent statements by the heads of some Canadian newspapers about the public broadcaster competing in the digital advertising space, writing...

Bell Media reps face grilling on MTS at House committee

Media | 05/03/2016 6:40 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Parliamentarians hoping for answers to outstanding questions about Monday’s news that BCE Inc. had struck a deal to acquire Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. were left disappointed when representatives from Bell’s media division appeared on Parliament Hill Tuesday morning. Winnipeg-area Liberal MP Dan Vandal was looking for “some measure of comfort that there will not be massive layoffs as a result” of Bell’s $3.9-billion proposal to absorb MTS and its related plan to sell one-third of postpaid wireless...

Wireless health damage as certain as human-caused climate change: scientist

telecom | 04/28/2015 11:56 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A U.S. scientist who was part of a team that won a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007 for their work on climate change told a Canadian parliamentary committee on Tuesday that...