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Comp. laws are too focused on price: Lawson Hunter

Media | 05/16/2022 7:21 pm EDT

Canada's competition laws have become too sensitive to price, particularly in mergers, and should instead focus more on the role of innovation and change, according to a Canadian competition and regulatory lawyer. Lawson Hunter, a former senior civil servant involved in...

Lawson Hunter appointed to Order of Canada

telecom | 01/04/2022 12:59 pm EST

Lawson Hunter, a former Commissioner of the Competition Bureau and a one-time BCE Inc. executive, has been made a member of the Order of Canada, the Governor-General’s office announced in late December. Hunter, now a counsel at Stikeman Elliot, was honoured for “his...

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...

C.D. Howe warns against pick-and-pay TV

Media | 09/25/2014 6:15 pm EDT

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report on Thursday that said the CRTC's proposal to mandate pick-and-pay television is "deeply misguided" and would be "irrelevant at best" and "harmful at...

Competition Bureau advocacy could help telecom sector: experts

telecom | 12/09/2013 10:56 pm EST

Canada’s largest telecom providers need not necessarily fear a Competition Bureau initiative to do more advocacy work focused on increasing competition in the telecom sector, industry insiders and former competition commissioners said. In a release Thursday, the Competition Bureau said Canadians, through a September...

Mobilicity says it will countersue Telus over false advertising claims

telecom | 12/11/2012 9:01 pm EST

New entrant wireless carrier DAVE Wireless Inc. will launch a countersuit against Telus Corp., arguing the incumbent telco uses false advertising in its promotions, said Stewart Lyons, the...