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Eatrides defends CRTC independence at CHPC meeting

Internet and Governance | 11/23/2023 1:41 pm EST

In a House of Commons heritage committee meeting that was marked more by partisan feuding than for what it revealed about the CRTC, commission chair Vicky Eatrides sought to fend off suggestions that the CRTC and Heritage Canada were colluding on the rollout of the Online...

Federal Court rejects ICTV leave to appeal OMNI decision

Media | 08/19/2019 12:34 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has decided not to hear an appeal from Montreal-based Independent Community Television (ICTV) of a May CRTC decision which renewed a mandatory-carriage license for ethnic broadcasting for Rogers Communications Inc.’s OMNI channel.   ICTV had asked the court to hear its appeal on grounds that CRTC chairman Ian Scott and vice-chair of broadcasting Caroline Simard -- in meeting with representatives from Rogers and BCE Inc. -- had given rise to a “reasonable apprehension of bias.” Rogers told the court in July the meetings were unrelated to OMNI. In a...