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Heritage Committee summons Google execs over news blocking

Internet and Governance | 02/28/2023 4:46 pm EST

The House of Commons Heritage committee voted Tuesday to summon top executives from Alphabet Inc.'s Google to appear before the committee on Mar. 6, days after the Canadian Press reported that the tech giant had begun blocking some news content in response to the...

Bill C-11 could be fully implemented within two years of receiving Royal Assent: CRTC chair

Media | 05/19/2022 5:19 pm EDT

The CRTC will take at least two years to fully implement the government’s Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, once it receives Royal Assent, according to the commission’s...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

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...

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...

CBC privatization bill receives chilly response in House

Media | 02/17/2017 9:06 pm EST

A private members’ bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada was met with vigorous opposition Friday as members of Parliament stood in the House of Commons to defend the...

Companies should be compensated for 600 MHz spectrum reallocation: Rogers

Media | 04/19/2016 8:15 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Rogers Communications Inc. moved its request to be compensated for the sale of 600 MHz spectrum to a new battlefront Tuesday morning, with representatives pleading the company’s case with parliamentarians. During an appearance in front of the House of Commons standing committee on Canadian Heritage, Colette Watson, Rogers’ vice president of television and broadcast operations, and Susan Wheeler, vice president of regulatory, media, outlined three recommendations for the committee in its examination of the news media. Along with modernizing government funding programs and ensuring the “sustainable financing for local news and programming,” the Rogers...

Heritage committee kicks off study on news media

Media | 02/23/2016 9:40 pm EST

OTTAWA — News quality came up as an issue at the first day of a study into the news media by the House of Commons heritage committee. Conservative MP Kevin Waugh, whose riding is in Saskatoon, brought up outsourcing of some...