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Simon Kennedy replaces retiring Knubley at ISED

telecom | 08/26/2019 2:53 pm EDT

The Office of the Prime Minister announced late last week that Simon Kennedy would become deputy minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development starting September 3.  Kennedy will be replacing John Knubley, who retired in June after seven years at ISED and 39 years in public service. Kennedy has been deputy minister of health since 2015, and before that was a deputy minister for International Trade. ...

ISED’s John Knubley retires

telecom | 06/28/2019 4:44 pm EDT

John Knubley, who has been deputy minister at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) for seven years, announced his retirement last week. Knubley has been at ISED since 2012, and before that was deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food from 2009. He has worked in public service since 1980. His last day of work was today, Friday June 28, an ISED spokesperson confirmed....

ISED missed internal CTI deadline despite ‘considerable pressure’: docs

telecom | 06/24/2019 5:40 pm EDT

The federal government failed to meet an internal goal by which it aimed to...

Committee sets deadline for ISED reports on rural connectivity concerns

telecom | 04/12/2019 4:45 pm EDT

The House public accounts committee is ordering Innovation Canada to...

Bell urged Bains not to send back MVNO decision a second time

telecom | 02/12/2019 2:37 pm EST

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains weighed sending back the CRTC’s...

ISED said it will do its ‘darndest’ for rural in face of 3.5 GHz clawback

telecom | 11/20/2018 2:49 pm EST

OTTAWA — Innovation Canada deputy minister John Knubley said his...

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 relations. Graham McLaughlin and Mark Resnick of McMillan Vantage registered to communicate with “public office holders with respect to the potential impact on the broadcasting sector as a result of changes of the framework for copyright in Canada.” The Copyright Act review kicked off in December, with the House industry committee holding meetings to hear from various groups this spring....

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...

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...

Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lag

Media | 08/16/2017 3:41 pm EDT

July lobbying activity was affected by the expected summer slowdown that comes with Parliament not...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals...

CCSA leads lobbying after Hill visit

Media | 06/26/2017 2:55 pm EDT

Last month’s deluge of Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) members on Parliament Hill for the...

ISED PS Lametti hot property for April lobbying

Media | 05/23/2017 3:30 pm EDT

The parliamentary secretary to the innovation minister was a popular target for lobbyists last month, as representatives from major telecom and Internet companies sought him out, according to the latest statistics from the office of the lobbying commissioner. BCE...

CCSA leads March lobbying pack

Media | 04/21/2017 8:39 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) led the telecom field for lobbying the federal government in March, logging 15 communication reports for the month, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry. Those...

Infrastructure, spectrum key to competition, lower prices: Bains

telecom | 11/17/2016 10:16 pm EST

OTTAWA — The quality of Canada’s wireless and wireline networks is a “significant strength,” but the country can’t rest on its laurels while others catch up, Innovation...

Call for rural broadband program applications coming in December: ISED

telecom | 11/17/2016 12:50 am EST

OTTAWA — Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada still has work to do when it comes to filling in gaps in the country’s broadband coverage, a Senate standing committee...

ISED watching Australian cyber security overhaul

telecom | 08/09/2016 8:52 pm EDT

The Canadian government is keeping an eye on how its Australian counterpart is handling security risks to the country’s telecom networks. “Canada can learn from Australia’s experience” in reforming its...

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 raising $2.86 billion in government revenues, and a third auction is scheduled for August to sell off residual spectrum licenses not previously bought. Talks are also underway between government and industry stakeholders for a future 3500 MHz auction that could take rural spectrum used for fixed wireless service and repurpose it for mobile service in urban areas. There...