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Former industry minister joins Xplornet board

telecom | 01/04/2021 1:45 pm EST

James Moore, who served as industry minister in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, has joined the board of directors at Xplornet Communications Inc. The company said in a late-December press release the appointment came into effect on Jan. 1. Moore served as industry minister from 2013 to 2015, and chose not to run in the 2015 federal election. He is currently a senior business advisor at Dentons and a public policy advisor at the public relations and...

Mixed reaction to budget viewed as long on potential, short on details

Media | 03/23/2017 9:37 pm EDT

For all the focus on the digital economy, there was little in Wednesday’s budget for digital content creators, broadband infrastructure enthusiasts or fans of long-term planning, according to consultants and advocacy groups. “There’s a lot of potential there. But what is lacking right now is the policy and funding framework in the longer term,” Stuart Jack, a partner at Nordicity’s Ottawa office, said in phone interview. The government has included all of the key words, such as...

James Moore named UNBC chancellor

Media | 11/26/2015 6:16 pm EST

The University of Northern British Columbia said Thursday that former industry minister James Moore has been named its next chancellor. The Prince George, B.C.-based school said in a press release that Moore, who was industry...

Trudeau tells Bains to boost broadband coverage

Media | 11/13/2015 9:34 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has directed Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains to increase “high-speed broadband coverage and work to support competition, choice and availability of...

Quebecor won’t take mobile service national alone: CFO

Media | 09/16/2015 8:47 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. is not interested in being Canada's fourth national wireless carrier, at least not by itself. That was the message Quebecor chief financial officer Jean-Francois Pruneau gave to a Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce investors' conference held in Montreal Wednesday. While discussing options for using...

Government plans Spectrum Analytics Centre

telecom | 07/15/2015 6:57 pm EDT

The federal government is planning to create a Spectrum Analytics Centre by 2017, according to a new document on Industry Canada's website. The online document, titled Digital Canada 150 2.0, is intended to be an update of...

Johanne Bélisle appointed CEO of CIPO

telecom | 06/26/2015 5:58 pm EDT

Industry Minister James Moore announced Friday the appointment of Johanne Bélisle as the next CEO of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Bélisle has been the assistant deputy minister for various departments for the Quebec region since 2007, and currently is the Quebec region's assistant deputy minister for employment and social development Canada, Industry Canada said in a press release. “I would like to welcome Johanne Bélisle in her new role as chief executive officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Her almost 30 years of...

Rogers-Mobilicity deal sign of ‘benign’ regulatory environment: analyst

telecom | 06/24/2015 11:47 am EDT

Industry Canada’s approval of Rogers Communications Inc.’s bid to buy Mobilicity, as well a deal for Rogers to acquire spectrum from Shaw Communications Inc., signals an improvement in the...

Is government easing off on spectrum-transfer policy?

telecom | 06/22/2015 8:59 pm EDT

Speculation that the federal government is poised to approve the acquisition of Mobilicity and its spectrum by Telus Corp. or Rogers Communications Inc. has some observers disagreeing whether this would represent a major departure...

Industry Minister James Moore leaving Ottawa

Media | 06/19/2015 5:53 pm EDT

Industry Minister James Moore said Friday that he will not run in this fall's federal election. Moore said in a statement posted to his personal website that he will finish his term as MP before "going home to British...

Who to lobby on spectrum: Policy Map

telecom | 06/12/2015 2:33 pm EDT

With demand for wireless spectrum on the rise, policy around the finite natural resource in Canada has emerged as a major government file over the last decade. Two spectrum auctions have already taken place this year, so far...

Xplornet CEO calls for 100% Internet penetration by 2020

telecom | 06/03/2015 5:24 pm EDT

TORONTO — Different government branches have their own goals for how many Canadians should have certain Internet speeds by certain dates; Xplornet Communications Inc. CEO Allison Lenehan raised...

Robert Blair appointed new Copyright Board chairman

Media | 06/03/2015 5:04 pm EDT

Industry Canada announced Wednesday the new appointment of Robert Blair as the new chairman of the Copyright Board of Canada. Blair was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in November 2003 and served for 12 years as a...

Government to exceed broadband connectivity goal

telecom | 05/20/2015 3:35 pm EDT

Industry Canada said Wednesday that it is set to surpass the goal the government set last year for connecting households in rural, remote and northern locations to broadband Internet. The department said in a press release that,...

Government reducing rural satellite spectrum fees

telecom | 05/05/2015 4:05 pm EDT

Industry Canada said Tuesday that it is reducing licensing fees on spectrum for companies whose satellite technology provides telecommunications services to Canadians in rural or remote areas. The department said in a press...

More spectrum to be sold in August

telecom | 05/01/2015 11:35 pm EDT

The federal government announced Friday evening that it will auction off unsold portions of 700 MHz and AWS-3 spectrum this August. According to a document posted on Industry Canada’s website, a sealed-bid auction is proposed for Aug. 25 with results being announced two days later. Industry Canada said in a news release that the auction will deal with one licence in the North that went unsold in the 700 MHz auction last year, and three licences that remained unallocated after the AWS-3 auction in March this year in the North, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. It proposed removing the...

Next spectrum auction seen as less substantial than previous sales

telecom | 04/13/2015 5:03 pm EDT

Canada's third wireless spectrum auction in a little more than a year is set to start Tuesday, and it is generally predicted to bring in far less money than the other two, though at least one...

Industry Canada streamlines satellite-station licensing

telecom | 04/10/2015 5:13 pm EDT

Industry Canada said Friday that it is implementing a single-licence system for operators of large networks of satellite-to-earth communication stations, a move the department said would save...

MTS lobbies senior federal officials

telecom | 03/10/2015 7:35 pm EDT

Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. CEO Jay Forbes met with three cabinet ministers and the head of Canada’s telecommunications regulatory body over the last five weeks, according the federal lobbying registry. MTS chief...

AWS-3 results provide Wind with ‘secure, clear roadmap for LTE’: Lacavera

telecom | 03/06/2015 2:18 pm EST

Wind Mobile will work to roll out LTE connections on its network by the end of 2016, as long as the technology to take advantage of the AWS-3 spectrum it picked up in this week’s auction is ready, Wind chairman Anthony Lacavera said Friday. The results of the March 3 auction were...

Moore stands by Bill S-4 at House committee

telecom | 02/05/2015 6:37 pm EST

OTTAWA — Industry Minister James Moore continued to back his Digital Privacy Act, or Bill S-4, on Thursday as he faced questions from opposition members of a House committee about clauses that allow individuals' information to be shared between private-sector organizations. Peggy Nash, NDP MP and vice-chairwoman of the industry, science and technology committee, took issue with aspects of the bill, which she said "add to the exemptions in which personal information can be collected, used or disclosed without consent or the knowledge of the individuals." She asked Moore:...

Connecting Canadians receives more than 300 ISP applications

telecom | 01/27/2015 9:47 pm EST

The federal government’s $305-million Connecting Canadians program, meant to bring high-speed Internet to 280,000 homes, has received more than 300 proposals from Internet service providers...

Documents show Samsung interested in BlackBerry: report

Media | 01/22/2015 2:51 pm EST

Documents indicate Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is still interested in buying device maker BlackBerry Ltd. despite denials from both companies that a deal was in the works, the Financial Post...

BlackBerry CEO to Industry Minister: no talks with Samsung on buyout

telecom | 01/19/2015 6:31 pm EST

BlackBerry Inc. CEO John Chen told Industry Minister James Moore on Thursday that reports of talks about a potential acquisition of his company by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. weren’t true,...

ISPs prepping for increase in copyright infringement notices

Media | 01/12/2015 10:11 pm EST

After "significant" investments in time and money to prepare for the notice-and-notice regime that went into effect this month, independent Internet service providers Teksavvy Solutions Inc....

AWS-3 auction set for March 3, consultation starts on 600 MHz

telecom | 12/18/2014 8:24 pm EST

Industry Canada on Thursday announced March 3 as the date for the beginning of the AWS-3 auction and proposed policy changes to make 600 MHz, AWS-4 and 3500 MHz spectrum available for mobile use in...

CRTC, spectrum auctions among major wireless issues for 2015: analysts

telecom | 12/18/2014 6:01 pm EST

As the new year approaches, Canadian wireless carriers of all sizes await a CRTC decision on domestic roaming that could, in the words of one analyst, “disrupt” the industry with...

Moore to make announcement on wireless

telecom | 12/17/2014 9:46 pm EST

Industry Minister James Moore will announce “new measures to deliver more choice, lower prices and better service in Canada's wireless industry” on Thursday, according to a press release. Industry Canada said in...

‘Foolish’ not to oppose government spectrum policy earlier: Telus lawyers

telecom | 11/20/2014 11:09 pm EST

OTTAWA — Lawyers for Telus Corp. said Thursday they regretted the "foolish" decision to not dispute Industry Canada’s power over so-called deemed spectrum transfers when the...

Government pressured to open more WiFi spectrum

telecom | 11/05/2014 6:23 pm EST

Industry Canada is being lobbied to open up more unlicensed spectrum for wireless Internet, as the United States did earlier this year. Government briefing notes and emails written in advance of a meeting planned for May 27 between Industry Minister James Moore and Cogeco Cable Inc., obtained through an access-to-information request, showed the department expected Cogeco officials, including CEO Louis Audet, would discuss WiFi spectrum regulations. An email between Industry Canada officials sent before the meeting said the department "is being lobbied to make the same technical rule...

Wind promises government it will invest in network

telecom | 11/04/2014 9:33 pm EST

The government has approved the buyout of Wind Mobile from VimpelCom Ltd. by a consortium led by Anthony Lacavera's Globalive Capital with a number of attached conditions, including that the new ownership group...

Applications sought for rural Internet expansion

telecom | 10/15/2014 2:42 pm EDT

Industry Canada said Wednesday it is seeking applications from Internet service providers to qualify for funding to build or improve their networks in rural and northern communities across the country. The funding is the next...

Moore says decision on 3500 MHz won’t hurt rural areas

telecom | 10/14/2014 4:24 pm EDT

Industry Minister James Moore said late last week suggestions that a consultation on the usage of 3500 MHz spectrum will lead to a deterioration of broadband Internet services in rural areas are "completely false." In a statement posted on Industry Canada's website Thursday, Moore said since launching the...

Labelling requirements eased for wearables

telecom | 10/03/2014 3:26 pm EDT

Industry Minister James Moore announced Friday that the government is easing labelling requirements for electronic devices by allowing information to be displayed electronically on the devices' screens rather than in a...

Carriers ask CRTC to take powers from government

telecom | 10/02/2014 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Two of Canada's largest wireless carriers called on the CRTC to take some regulatory power from Industry Canada at the commission's week-long hearing into the wholesale wireless market. Both Rogers Communications Inc. and BCE Inc. want to change the balance of regulation in the wireless business, asking the CRTC to take over the arbitrator role currently filled by Industry Canada in disputes between companies.  On Wednesday Rogers said the commission should take that role on tower sharing, while on Thursday Bell said the CRTC was their regulator of choice...

Incumbents say AWS-3 set-aside unnecessary, bad for taxpayers

telecom | 09/15/2014 8:36 pm EDT

In newly released documents Rogers Communications Inc., Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. all criticize the set-aside for new entrants in the upcoming AWS-3 auction, with Bell is asking the government to...

No tax on Netflix, YouTube: Harper

Media | 09/15/2014 4:43 pm EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday his government is determined not to tax Internet services such as Netflix and YouTube In a wide-ranging speech in Ottawa to kick off the new parliamentary session, he also mentioned the...

Mobilicity backers’ lawsuit describes government courting of new entrants

telecom | 09/05/2014 8:14 pm EDT

New details about the government’s push for new-entrant carriers in the 2008 AWS auction were revealed in a lawsuit filed this week against Industry Canada by two of the original investors in...

Paper billing issue small potatoes for telecom sector: analysts

telecom | 08/29/2014 7:28 pm EDT

Much has been made this week about the practice of levying extra fees for the privilege of getting a physical bill for telecommunications services, and some industry watchers are downplaying the...

Moore promises to outlaw ‘pay-to-pay’ billing

telecom | 08/28/2014 11:56 pm EDT

Hours after a meeting between telecommunications companies and CRTC officials regarding paper-billing charges that failed to end in a result satisfactory to policy-makers, Industry Minister James Moore said via social media...

Lower-end telecom plans get biggest rate hikes: report

telecom | 07/14/2014 9:35 pm EDT

Telecommunications companies increased prices most, proportionally, over the last year for those subscribing to the lowest-end wireless, broadband-Internet and home-phone plans, according to a report...

Government ‘determined to get that fourth national carrier’

telecom | 07/07/2014 1:26 pm EDT

The federal government on Monday announced another auction for wireless spectrum will be held next year and, like previous auctions, it will have rules meant to increase the viability of companies competing against the three incumbents. "They are bound and determined to get that fourth national carrier," Gregory...

CFIB asks James Moore for help on anti-spam law

telecom | 06/30/2014 5:36 pm EDT

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business said in a letter to Industry Minister James Moore Monday that it wants the government to emphasize "education before enforcement" in regard to new anti-spam legislation...

New tower rules to take effect in July

telecom | 06/27/2014 5:32 pm EDT

Industry Canada has decided to tighten up regulations regarding the erection of antenna towers, including adding a requirement than any company putting a tower up for telecommunications or broadcasting purposes not be exempted from consulting the public even if their tower is less than 15 metres in height. Under previous Industry Canada guidelines, established in 2008, wireless providers were not required to consult with municipalities or community members before installing cell towers that were less than 15 metres high. Under regulatory updates posted on Industry Canada's website, which...

Telecoms square off on government intervention

telecom | 06/18/2014 1:01 am EDT

TORONTO — Canada’s biggest telecom companies faced off with one of their smaller rivals over the government’s approach to regulating the wireless industry at the Canadian Telecom Summit on Tuesday. Ted Woodhead,...

Senate committee fails to pass S-4 amendment on disclosure

telecom | 06/11/2014 7:47 pm EDT

The Senate committee dealing with the Digital Privacy Act failed to pass an amendment, on a tie vote, that would have required companies to inform individuals if their personal information was being...

Rogers received over 170,000 sub-info requests in 2013

telecom | 06/05/2014 8:08 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. said Thursday it received 174,917 requests for information on subscribers from government agencies last year, though it did not say with how many it complied. The company...

S-4 copyright trolling concerns not ‘valid’: Moore

Media | 05/29/2014 2:24 am EDT

OTTAWA — Industry Minister James Moore said Wednesday that he is not concerned that the government’s Digital Privacy Act will, as critics as have charged, open the door to copyright...

Capping wholesale roaming rates at retail level not enough: study

telecom | 05/12/2014 8:59 pm EDT

While the federal government’s current plan for limiting wholesale roaming rates charged within the wireless industry is a “step in the right direction,” a new study from the SeaBoard Group said the move does not go far enough. The technology research group said in a paper released Monday that proposed measures in the federal government’s budget implementation bill that would cap what carriers charge competitors for roaming services to a price that reflects what their...

Federal government’s approach to wireless has failed: study

telecom | 05/06/2014 9:12 pm EDT

The federal government’s meddling in the wireless market over the past seven years and its focus on bringing a fourth carrier into every region has failed to bring about meaningful competition,...

Wind aiming to poach Mobilicity, Public Mobile customers

telecom | 05/05/2014 9:10 pm EDT

Analysts say a new advertising campaign by Wind Mobile that aims to pick up customers from Mobilicity and Public Mobile may be successful as the new-entrant carrier tries to capitalize on the woes of...

Mobilicity debt holders could sue government: Ghose

telecom | 04/25/2014 5:45 pm EDT

A financial market analyst covering the telecommunications sector says the federal government could cause harm to those with a stake in Mobilicity, and possibly even face a lawsuit, if it continues to thwart attempts by Telus...

CRTC backs pick-and-pay while acknowledging ‘risks’

Media | 04/24/2014 6:07 pm EDT

The CRTC has officially endorsed a move toward pick-and-pay television, though it has admitted the transition to such a model is unlikely to be pain-free. The commission proposed in a report Thursday...

Digital Privacy Act tabled in Senate

Media | 04/08/2014 7:33 pm EDT

The federal government on Tuesday announced it has introduced the new Digital Privacy Act in the Senate, which, among other things, proposes fining companies up to $100,000 for not informing Canadians when their personal data is...

Government’s long-awaited digital strategy ‘nothing new’: analyst

Media | 04/04/2014 1:55 pm EDT

A document released by Industry Minister James Moore Friday that outlines the government’s long-promised digital strategy includes “nothing new and nothing bold,” according to...

Public Mobile name not going anywhere: Telus

telecom | 03/28/2014 4:52 pm EDT

The Public Mobile brand will remain active for the foreseeable future despite a move to abandon the network its customers are using, a Telus Corp. spokesman said Friday. “The brand continues and the name continues,”...

Use spectrum auction proceeds to improve Net access: OpenMedia

telecom | 03/26/2014 8:39 pm EDT

A group that promotes open access to the Internet said the federal government should use funds from the 700 MHz spectrum auction to improve accessibility to high-speed Internet in Canada. In a press...

Government wireless ads left unclear public perception: report

telecom | 03/19/2014 6:11 pm EDT

A study has found the federal government’s fall advertising campaign focusing on Canada’s wireless industry resonated with the public in some ways, though people were left wondering what the government was doing about the issue. The study was based on a series of focus groups conducted by TNS Canada, under contract from Industry Canada, held to get a sense of the advertising campaign’s impact. "The campaign succeeded in raising consciousness but didn't communicate the tangible actions that are being considered by our Government," said the TNS report, which is...

Rogers lobbied PM Harper in busy February

Media | 03/18/2014 6:09 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. had the ear of some of the highest officials in the federal government in early February, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper communicated with Rogers on Feb. 5, according to information in...

Industry Canada announcement on updated radio rules

Media | 03/14/2014 2:59 pm EDT

Industry Canada issued a statement on Friday about rule changes for radio broadcasters first reported by The Wire Report on Wednesday. The amendments to the Radiocommunication Act did away with issuance and reinstatement fees for...

James Moore unveils name, cover page of digital strategy

telecom | 02/28/2014 8:55 pm EST

Industry Minister James Moore showed off the cover page of the government’s digital economy strategy at a speech on Friday, saying the long-awaited policy was close to release, according to a...

Industry Canada calls for input on antenna-tower rules

telecom | 02/28/2014 4:10 pm EST

Industry Canada is asking for comment on proposed changes to the rules for wireless antenna towers, one month after Industry Minister James Moore said the government would close...

NextWave spectrum could revert to government after blocked sale

telecom | 02/27/2014 9:55 pm EST

Industry Minister James Moore blocked a spectrum-transfer request on Thursday between NextWave Wireless Inc. and a joint venture between two of Canada’s incumbent carriers, a decision that could see ownership of the spectrum revert back to the government. Inukshuk Wireless Partnership is a wireless Internet provider in Canada’s North and rural areas that is owned by BCE Inc., and Rogers Communications Inc. It had asked Industry Canada to approve the transfer of 83 spectrum licences on the WCS band that, according to the government, cover more than half of the Canadian population....

Rogers spends billions on spectrum, focuses on A, B pairings

telecom | 02/19/2014 10:45 pm EST

OTTAWA — More than half the money raised in the government’s 700 MHz auction of wireless spectrum came from Rogers Communications Inc., which invested heavily in two key blocks in regions...

700 MHz auction results coming Wednesday

telecom | 02/18/2014 10:59 pm EST

Industry Minister James Moore will announce the results of the government’s 700 MHz spectrum auction Wednesday afternoon in Ottawa, the federal government said Tuesday. The auction opened Jan. 14 and was a chance for...

Moore backs down from four-carrier policy: CP

telecom | 02/13/2014 6:18 pm EST

The Canadian Press reported that Industry Minister James Moore has backed off on the government’s commitment to having a fourth strong wireless carrier in every region of the country. In an interview Wednesday, Moore said:...

New regulations close tower-site ‘loopholes,’ Moore says

telecom | 02/05/2014 10:12 pm EST

OTTAWA — Industry Canada is updating its wireless tower-site rules to remove “loopholes” that allowed wireless providers to build shorter towers without first consulting local...

Digital economy strategy finalized and ready for release, sources say

Media | 01/30/2014 9:52 pm EST

The federal government has finalized its long-awaited digital economy strategy and could release the policy as early as next month, sources familiar with the government’s plans said. Three people contacted by The Wire Report this month confirmed a formal digital economy plan has been finalized after more than...

Incumbents’ campaign against government called ‘unmitigated failure’

telecom | 01/20/2014 4:47 pm EST

Industry Canada’s long-awaited auction for the coveted 700 MHz wireless spectrum got underway Jan. 14, but the most interesting story may have played out over the summer in a high-stakes public relations and lobbying fight whose outcome and consequences are still being dissected. Although...

CRTC chair says he shares ‘philosophy’ with James Moore

telecom | 01/16/2014 6:27 pm EST

CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a magazine article that hits newsstands Monday that he and Industry Minister James Moore share a similar “philosophy” about consumer affordability...

Anti-spam exemptions follow industry consultation, Moore says

telecom | 12/04/2013 10:34 pm EST

The federal government’s long-delayed anti-spam laws will come into force next July with new regulations that include partial exemptions for charities and business-to-business communications as part of a “classic Canadian compromise,” Industry Minister James Moore said. In a release Wednesday, Industry...

Moore encouraged Blais to tackle consumer issues at CRTC

telecom | 11/05/2013 7:40 pm EST

Then-heritage minister James Moore told incoming CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais in an introductory letter last year that he would like to see the commission “comprehensively address consumer affordability” issues, according to documents obtained under an access-to-information request. In a letter dated June 18, 2012 and obtained by The Wire Report through a request, Moore told Blais that he would like to see the commission “do a better job” incorporating consumer participation into the regulator's work. “I would like to see the Commission comprehensively...

Rightsholders, CBSA to work together under anti-counterfeit bill

telecom | 11/04/2013 10:12 pm EST

Bill C-8, the Combating Counterfeit Products Act, will allow rightsholders to work more closely with border guards and law enforcement agencies by preventing counterfeit goods from entering the...

Political finance rules embolden Tories to stand up to big telcos: Moore

telecom | 09/18/2013 8:23 pm EDT

OTTAWA—Canada's largest companies can't use big political donations to influence policy like they used to, a factor that's made Ottawa less timid on files like telecom, Industry Minister James Moore said. “Since I was appointed minister of industry back in July, it has become painfully, very clearly...

Moore set to move on anti-spam, experts say

Media | 09/17/2013 7:54 pm EDT

Canadian businesses should “dust off their copy” of Canada’ long-delayed anti-spam laws as Industry Minister James Moore is preparing to move on the file, experts say. Passed into law in December 2010, Canada’s anti-spam laws have stalled during the implementation process as the CRTC and Industry Canada consulted on a pair of...

Verizon not a threat to Canadian privacy, Moore says

telecom | 08/19/2013 9:20 pm EDT

Canada’s privacy laws would help ensure U.S. security agencies do not gain unfettered access to Canadians’ wireless communications if a large U.S. mobile provider like Verizon Communications Inc. entered the Canadian...

Moore says incumbent campaigns ‘dishonest’

telecom | 08/14/2013 8:49 pm EDT

Canada’s wireless providers are trying to “skew” the debate over Industry Canada’s wireless policy through “misleading campaigns,” Industry Minister James Moore said. In a statement posted on his website Tuesday, Moore said he understands why incumbent carriers BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. are pressuring the government “to design policies that serve the interests of their firms,” and suggested their efforts to gain public support would prove fruitless. “I think Canadians know very well what is at stake and they know dishonest attempts to skew debates via misleading campaigns when they see them,” Moore said in response to a letter from BCE director Anthony Fell to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, published...

Glover the new heritage minister as Moore moves to industry

telecom | 07/15/2013 8:58 pm EDT

Canada’s telecom and media companies will be dealing with a familiar face as they plan for next year’s mobile spectrum auction, following former heritage minister James Moore’s move...

Tories to phase out CRTC national commissioners, sources say

Media | 02/01/2013 2:55 pm EST

The Conservative federal government will allow the CRTC’s decision-making panel to shrink in size and has told some sitting commissioners that their expiring terms will not be renewed, industry...