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C-11 heads to Senate, over Conservative objections, after passing third reading in the House of Commons

Media | 06/21/2022 6:15 pm EDT

With the NDP and the Bloc Québécois supporting the Liberals, the House of Commons has adopted Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, at third reading, despite a request by the...

Expect industry pushback on new CRTC directive, MVNOs: experts

telecom | 03/26/2019 1:27 pm EDT

The Liberal government should expect some amount of industry opposition against the wording of the government’s new, consumer-focused CRTC policy direction and the regulator’s new pro-MVNO stance, according to some industry-watchers and insiders. The big three and a...

‘Competition’ definition key to impact of new CRTC directive: experts

telecom | 02/27/2019 6:08 pm EST

The new policy direction for the CRTC announced by the federal government...

Broadcast, telecom acts review panel kicks off consultation

telecom | 09/25/2018 5:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel in charge of reviewing Canada’s...

FairPlay meeting with legal staff, not commissioners: CRTC

Media | 05/17/2018 6:57 pm EDT

An anti-internet piracy coalition did not end up meeting with CRTC...

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...

ISP tax a good idea, former CRTC chair says

Media | 01/06/2017 4:24 pm EST

A former chairman of the CRTC is backing the concept of levying a new tax on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as the heritage minister mulls ways to rejig the country’s cultural institutions. In a memo published Thursday for the C.D. Howe Institute, in which he serves as a senior fellow, Konrad von Finckenstein argued that current legislation used to regulate communications won’t work in the broadband age and that “subsidization and promotion of Canadian content is the only meaningful way for government to support Canadian content.” Von Finkenstein, who led...

Sweeping government review to include CRTC, Broadcast Act, CanCon

Media | 04/25/2016 10:56 pm EDT

Industry insiders and observers are calling Canadian Heritage’s impending study of Canadian content in the digital age — which could potentially affect CBC/Radio-Canada, legislation like...

Telecom and broadcasting converge as legislation remains separate

Media | 03/31/2015 5:38 pm EDT

A case involving BCE Inc.’s mobile-TV service that’s currently winding its way through the Federal Court of Appeal is just one example of how the lines between telecommunications and...

CRTC should have more authority in telecom, PIAC lawyers say

telecom | 05/15/2014 8:01 pm EDT

A recent paper from the lawyers representing the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) calls for changes in government structure that would give the CRTC more uncontested authority in governing the...

CBC at ‘forefront’ of digital media: CRTC’s Hutton

Media | 03/06/2014 3:21 am EST

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada has been at the vanguard of changes the broadcasting industry has faced due to the emergence of digital media in recent years, Scott Hutton, the CRTC’s executive...

Give CBC more flexibility, von Finckenstein tells Senate committee

Media | 02/11/2014 9:46 pm EST

Regulatory oversight over CBC/Radio-Canada should be loosened, former CRTC chair Konrad von Finckenstein told the Senate standing committee on transport and communications on Tuesday. The CRTC should...