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CRTC chair Ian Scott: the exit interview

Media | 01/04/2023 4:52 pm EST

Ian Scott's tenure as chair of the CRTC comes to a close Thursday. The Wire Report sat down with Scott to reflect on his time leading the organization.  The Wire Report: Have you figured out what's next?  Ian Scott: I haven't. We have, as you know, post-employment...

Companies would ‘do well’ to read warning regarding unregulated services in Telus credit card decision: CRTC chair

telecom | 12/08/2022 4:45 pm EST

CRTC chair Ian Scott is firing a warning at Canada’s telecommunications company, after Telus Corp. unsuccessfully tried to hand off credit card payment fees to its consumers...

CRTC officially releases its third call for Broadband Fund applications

telecom | 11/30/2022 5:12 pm EST

The CRTC is now accepting applications for eligible transport...

CRTC’s finances are ‘fine’ for new responsibilities: Scott

Media | 11/22/2022 2:20 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA – CRTC chair Ian Scott said he does not know what the state of the CRTC’s finances will look like in future but the commission is “fine” for the moment as it prepares to take on a...

Scott tells senators CRTC won’t regulate algorithms

Media | 11/17/2022 1:40 pm EST

CRTC chair Ian Scott told members of the Senate Committee on Transport and Communication that the...

Rodriguez, Scott, given rough ride on C-18 in appearance before Heritage committee

Media | 10/21/2022 7:21 pm EDT

Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez and CRTC chair Ian Scott were...

Ethics commissioner finds no conflict of interest in TekSavvy complaint over Scott-Bibic beer

Media | 08/24/2022 5:29 pm EDT

Canada’s Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner will not be opening an investigation into CRTC chair Ian Scott’s 2019 beer with BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic having found...

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...

Advocates concerned about CBC licence renewal

Media | 06/23/2022 6:59 pm EDT

Public interest advocacy groups and the union representing CBC/Radio-Canada workers are sounding the alarm about the level of programming discretion afforded to the public broadcaster under the five year licence renewal released...

Intent of C-11 is to exclude digital creators: CRTC chair

Media | 06/01/2022 6:01 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott told the House of Commons Heritage Committee Tuesday...

Freedom of expression regulation concerns on C-11 are “silly”: CRTC’s Scott

Media | 05/16/2022 6:55 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott told conference attendees...

Integrity Commissioner refers TekSavvy’s Scott complaint to Ethics Commissioner 

Media | 05/05/2022 3:20 pm EDT

Public Sector Integrity Commissioner Joe Friday...

Scott says CRTC will never regulate user-generated content under current Bill C-11 

Media | 04/05/2022 3:30 pm EDT

The CRTC is generally supportive of Bill C-11, the revised broadcasting act, and does not have the authority to regulate user-generated content, according to remarks chair Ian...

CRTC acknowledges, shares CNOC concerns about delays

telecom | 03/23/2022 5:35 pm EDT

The CRTC has acknowledged the concern of certain stakeholders about the regulator's delay in resolving a...

CNOC makes appeal to CRTC chair personally

Media | 03/18/2022 3:36 pm EDT

The industry group Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) has sent a letter personally addressed...

TekSavvy asks for investigation by Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of CRTC comish

telecom | 03/02/2022 6:09 pm EST

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. has asked the Office of...

Scott defends CRTC decisions, and himself, at Industry committee

telecom | 02/08/2022 6:44 pm EST

In an at-times testy exchange between CRTC chair Ian Scott and MPs on the...

Scott must recuse himself from all proceedings involving wholesale-incumbent relations: CNOC

telecom | 02/03/2022 6:34 pm EST

The trade group Competitive Network Operators of Canada has filed an application with the CRTC requesting that its chair, Ian Scott, "recuse himself, or be recused, from...

Quebecor sells its westward expansion

telecom | 11/16/2021 2:30 pm EST

MISSISSAUGA - On the second day of the Canadian Telecom Summit, Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau...

CRTC chair asserts personal preference for facilities-based competition

telecom | 05/20/2021 5:59 pm EDT

CRTC chair Ian Scott said he believes the commission’s pick of a...

CRTC Broadband Fund approves five transport projects

telecom | 02/04/2021 3:43 pm EST

The CRTC has awarded up to $26.7 million to five transport projects that will improve broadband connectivity in British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan as part of the second funding call for its $750 million Broadband Fund. ...

COVID impact on CBC not as significant as expected, Tait says

Media | 01/11/2021 6:20 pm EST

The COVID-19 pandemic dropped CBC/Radio-Canada’s revenues by 11 per cent,...

CNOC, advocates push gov’t to be tougher on affordability

telecom | 11/27/2020 11:38 am EST

The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) and advocacy group...

CRTC to release report on impact on online services on TV soon

Media | 11/17/2020 6:27 pm EST

The CRTC will release a report detailing the impact of online services on the state of video and television and video distribution in Canada and some nine other countries before the end of the year,...

CRTC process and delays take centre stage at CNOC ISP Summit

telecom | 11/05/2020 11:16 am EST

A day after CRTC chairman Ian Scott addressed the Competitive Network Operators of Canada's ISP Summit and gave no more details about when the regulator would give some finality to the issue of...

Canadian internet users almost universally getting ISP’s advertised speeds

telecom | 09/08/2020 5:11 pm EDT

In almost all cases, Canadian internet consumers are receiving service at...

Bell bringing cabinet’s wholesale appeal response to Federal Court

telecom | 08/17/2020 7:56 pm EDT

Lawyers representing BCE Inc. have asked a Federal Court of Appeal judge to allow them to make fresh submissions in the already-heard appeal of the CRTC's wholesale rates,...

CRTC stepped back to allow telecoms to handle COVID-19

telecom | 08/13/2020 3:37 pm EDT

The CRTC largely played a hands-off role during the COVID-19 pandemic in a...

Rural broadband ‘public policy priority’ for CRTC, Scott says

telecom | 08/12/2020 8:08 pm EDT

As the CRTC announced the first recipients of its $750-million rural...

CRTC to hold online hearing

Media | 06/12/2020 4:46 pm EDT

The CRTC is switching to an online format for a radio broadcast licence hearing originally scheduled to be held in Gatineau, Que. last month. The virtual hearing will now take place on June 16 and look at five radio stations that “appear to be in serious non-compliance with their regulatory requirements, certain conditions of licence or mandatory orders issued by the Commission,” the CRTC said in a press release....

Rogers, Quebecor ask CRTC to intervene in small cell dispute with Bell

telecom | 05/21/2020 4:20 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. and Quebecor Inc. have asked the CRTC to compel BCE Inc. to allow them to attach small cell technologies to Bell’s poles at rates set by the Support Structure Service...

CRTC delays launch of new proceedings due to COVID-19 

Media | 04/09/2020 6:47 pm EDT

The CRTC has delayed the launch of new proceedings due to COVID-19, stating it’s aware the telecommunications industry’s primary focus is on delivering services to Canadians.  In a statement on Thursday afternoon, CRTC chairperson Ian Scott said the regulator was “paying attention to the ever-shifting landscape, adjusting our work accordingly and dealing with urgent matters expeditiously.” As well as moves to extend and suspend deadlines and postpone or reschedule public hearings, Scott said the CRTC would also delay “certain new proceedings.” Asked what those new...

Fraud, nuisance calls will ‘never go away’: CRTC chairman

Media | 03/10/2020 6:17 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Calls are only a part of the problem of nuisance and fraudulent...

CRTC chair, commish toured Rogers’ ‘piracy lab’

Media | 03/02/2020 1:23 pm EST

As part of their ongoing effort to fight content piracy, two of Canada’s largest media and telecom...

Broad MVNO access too risky, Competition Bureau tells CRTC

telecom | 02/18/2020 5:54 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC’s two-week wireless policy review kicked off...

CRTC launches tests, reporting rules after emergency alert glitches

telecom | 01/16/2020 4:41 pm EST

Complaints about the national emergency alert system have prompted the CRTC...

CRTC asks telecoms to implement new anti-spam call protocol

telecom | 12/09/2019 1:55 pm EST

The CRTC Monday announced that it will ask telecom companies to implement a...

Internet code will indirectly tackle poor sales practices, CRTC chairman says

telecom | 07/31/2019 11:01 am EDT

CRTC chairman Ian Scott said the new internet code will address many of the...

Media groups vow to fight CRTC’s OMNI decision

Media | 06/25/2019 7:35 pm EDT

Two  media groups have filed formal petitions to the Governor in Council, asking the government to...

No issue with Canadian wireless pricing: telecom execs

telecom | 06/05/2019 8:45 am EDT

TORONTO — Executives from Canada’s biggest carriers defended the...

CRTC chairman fires warning shot about customer service issues

telecom | 06/03/2019 8:21 pm EDT

TORONTO — During a speech at an industry conference Monday, CRTC chairman Ian Scott told telecom companies they must “do better” when it comes to customer sales, following a CRTC report in February that found there is an unacceptable degree of misleading and aggressive...

‘Logical’ to start CRTC broadband fund focusing on North: Scott

telecom | 06/03/2019 7:33 pm EDT

TORONTO —The CRTC chose to initially target its long-awaited broadband...

CRTC issues mandatory order to keep TVA Sports available

Media | 04/18/2019 4:56 pm EDT

The CRTC will register a mandatory order with the Federal Court forbidding Quebecor Inc. from withholding the signal for TVA Sports from BCE Inc. subscribers — meaning that if Quebecor chooses to...

Bell calls for revocation of TVA Sports licence at tense CRTC hearing

Media | 04/17/2019 5:44 pm EDT

Gatineau, Que. — Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau was unrepentant...

Scott Hutton to take on newly-created role at the CRTC

Media | 04/09/2019 5:30 pm EDT

The CRTC has created a new chief of consumer, research and communications...

Ottawa proposes new consumer-focused policy direction for CRTC

telecom | 02/26/2019 5:51 pm EST

The Liberal government is proposing a significant departure from Ottawa's past policy direction to the CRTC, changing the focus from market forces to affordability and consumer interests. The policy direction governs how the CRTC makes decisions, and the new order would...

‘We did not cut it’: Scott defends broadband fund speed target to MPs

telecom | 02/21/2019 3:44 pm EST

CRTC Chairman Ian Scott defended the eligibility speeds for the...

Onus is on telecoms to fix misleading sales practices: CRTC chairman

telecom | 02/20/2019 11:00 am EST

Canada’s telecommunications industry suffers from an “unacceptable...

Groups diverge on handling of net neutrality in comms laws

Media | 01/18/2019 5:25 pm EST

Canada’s current laws implicitly protecting net neutrality are sufficient...

CRTC asks Ottawa for single regulator on passive infrastructure

Media | 01/10/2019 6:28 pm EST

The CRTC is formally asking the federal government to make one regulatory...

Rogers focuses on past shortcomings for ethnic must-carry licence

Media | 11/26/2018 5:55 pm EST

GATINEAU, QUE. -- Rogers Communications Inc. is taking what it learned a year ago and is proposing to rectify what a previous CRTC panel said were shortcomings to run its national ethnic channel for a...

CRTC rejects Bell’s ask to simsub Canadian Super Bowl ads in 2019

Media | 11/09/2018 12:16 pm EST

The CRTC has rejected a request by BCE Inc. to bring back simultaneous commercial substitution in time for next year’s Super Bowl, pending a ruling by Canada’s top court and implementation of the...

Former CRTC commissioners criticize Harnessing Change report

Media | 11/07/2018 7:15 pm EST

TORONTO —  The idea of cross-subsidization of industries did not find...

Privacy commish ‘surprised’ by political ‘chill’ comments

telecom | 11/01/2018 4:28 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy commissioner said Thursday that comments...

Rogers’ network ‘our contribution’ to content ecosystem: VP

Media | 10/31/2018 7:24 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The billions of dollars Rogers Communications Inc. says it’s plowing into developing networks of the future are its contribution to the country’s struggling...

CRTC needs clarity over who can resolve 5G rollout disputes: Scott

Media | 10/30/2018 4:34 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The head of Canada’s telecom regulator says clarity on where...

Bell, Rogers defend sales practices to CRTC

telecom | 10/26/2018 8:00 pm EDT

GATINEAU –– BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. defended their sales tactics Friday after a week...

Alleged sales practices wouldn’t be ‘tolerated’ elsewhere: CRTC chairman

Media | 10/22/2018 6:23 pm EDT

GATINEAU— CRTC Chairman Ian Scott opened public...

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...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

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

Amir 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...

Industry should know Canadians concerned about sales practices: Bains

telecom | 06/14/2018 1:35 pm EDT

OTTAWA  — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said Thursday afternoon that...

CRTC calls for ISPs to pay for CanCon, ‘equitable’ OTT contributions

Media | 05/31/2018 11:18 am EDT

GATINEAU — The CRTC is recommending the government undertake a bevy of...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is...

Rogers, Bell add junk food bill concerns to lobby efforts

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

Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. have registered to lobby the...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future...

Low-cost data plans ‘superior alternative’ to WiFi-first MVNOs: Scott

telecom | 03/22/2018 4:23 pm EDT

Having facilities-based carriers offer low-cost data-only plans is a better way to fulfill the government’s goals of more affordable wireless options for consumers than mandating roaming access by...

SWIFT takes fibre goals to the Hill

Media | 02/21/2018 5:57 pm EST

Over six years after it was established, a government-funded non-profit initiative seeking to deliver...

CRTC abdicating responsibility by declining sales practices inquiry: PIAC

telecom | 02/14/2018 11:14 am EST

The CRTC has told the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) that Canadians have other outlets for complaints about telecom sales practices in response to a request from the consumer group to open an...

CRTC declines review request on internet affordability

telecom | 01/25/2018 5:14 pm EST

In a Thursday decision, the CRTC denied an effort by a collection of public advocacy groups that sought to have the regulatory body take a firmer stance on affordability of internet access. The coalition, comprised of five advocacy groups — the Public Interest Advocacy...

Bell asks Supreme Court for stay, reversal of CRTC simsub decision

Media | 01/18/2018 4:12 pm EST

Weeks ahead of the 2018 Super Bowl, BCE Inc., along with the National...

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....

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...

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...

Look at high cost of à la carte channels, PIAC tells CRTC

Media | 10/17/2017 8:16 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — There are still some problems with the implementation of the CRTC’s skinny basic and pick-and-pay rules, consumer groups told the regulator during the second day of a licence hearing Tuesday. Alysia Lau, counsel for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre...

CanCon, affordability, competition in CRTC mandate letter

Media | 09/29/2017 1:01 pm EDT

Promoting Canadian content and supporting creators, service affordability and encouraging competition and investment by companies are among the priorities outlined in the federal government’s...

CRTC shouldn’t have ‘a particular slant,’ new chairman says

Media | 09/22/2017 2:34 pm EDT

As the head of an organization that must hear and decide on issues that...

Regulatory rejigs, cultural changes in store as Parliament resumes

Media | 09/18/2017 1:56 pm EDT

Everything old is new again when it comes to telecom and media issues...

CRTC role is to ‘regulate in the public interest’: new chairman

Media | 09/08/2017 11:55 am EDT

CRTC chairman Ian Scott has released his first statement since taking the...

Ex-CRTC vice-chair makes Super Bowl simsub reversal prediction

Media | 09/06/2017 1:07 pm EDT

Former CRTC vice-chairman of telecom Peter Menzies is predicting that new...

Bell files Part 1 against Super Bowl simsub order

Media | 08/01/2017 5:28 pm EDT

With six months until kick off, BCE Inc. and its supporters are asking the CRTC to put a freeze on its...

Ian Scott ‘collegial’ choice for new CRTC chair: former colleagues

Media | 07/18/2017 11:49 am EDT

The choice of Ian Scott as the new chairman of the CRTC was greeted...

New satellites to improve Internet access in North, companies say

telecom | 04/13/2016 9:21 pm EDT

As-yet-unlaunched satellites will make more Internet capacity available at a lower cost in rural and remote areas, satellite providers told the CRTC Wednesday, on the third day of its three-week...