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CRTC should regulate foreign digital services, news sites: BTLR

Media | 01/29/2020 12:00 pm EST

The blue-ribbon panel tasked with modernizing Canada’s communications legislation is calling for “fundamental changes” to how the CRTC operates, including giving the regulator jurisdiction over online news and rules requiring large foreign digital audio and video...

BTLR chair twice as busy as expected

Media | 12/05/2019 4:18 pm EST

The work of the chairwoman heading the review of the broadcasting and telecom acts turned out to be more time-consuming and complicated than the government initially planned for, according to a memo obtained through Access to Information.  The initial terms and conditions of Janet Yale’s appointment provided compensation for the equivalent of two days a week of work.  That proved to be insufficient, according to the secret memo to then-Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez in June 2019. “The Progression of the panel’s work has required the Chair to dedicate additional time over...

Few surprises in BTLR ‘what we heard’ report

Media | 06/26/2019 10:30 am EDT

The blue ribbon panel in charge of reviewing Canada’s communications legislation has released its...

Don’t expect recommendations in June BTLR report: Yale

Media | 06/03/2019 4:37 pm EDT

TORONTO — The interim report due at the end of this month from the expert...

Comms acts review panel urges ‘practical’ submissions

Media | 11/01/2018 7:11 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Members of the panel tasked with providing recommendations to...

Yale responds to criticism about review panel consumer reps

Media | 11/01/2018 2:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA – Conservative senators doubled-down on a previously-raised...

Experts to ‘find solutions’ in broadcast, telecom review: Joly

Media | 06/05/2018 8:10 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel appointed by the federal government to spearhead its review of the Telecommunications Act and Broadcasting Act will have to figure out how to...