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Housakos and Gold battle over CBC in Senate

Media | 05/30/2024 8:00 pm EDT

Chair of Senate committee studying C-11 defends his fundraising letter against the billConservative senator Leo Housakos continued his party’s attacks on CBC/Radio-Canada during the Senate’s Question Period Wednesday. Government representative in the chamber Marc Gold fired back just as vehemently. “Senator Gold, I have some good news for you and your...

CRTC defends regulatory policies in Senate, asserts lower prices for consumers

Internet and Governance | 05/28/2024 7:09 pm EDT

Net neutrality prevents CRTC from ordering ISPs verify age online: CRTC to SenateThe CRTC defended its telecommunications mandate before a skeptical Senate panel Tuesday, telling the transport and communications committee that past practices are leading to...

Conservatives attack CBC in House and Senate

Media | 05/09/2024 12:11 pm EDT

Tories seek committee hearings on Rogers-Shaw dealThe Conservative Party launched attacks on CBC/Radio-Canada Wednesday after several days of the Bloc...

Senate committee passes internet service quality bill

Internet and Governance | 05/07/2024 2:01 pm EDT

Throne speech reiterates rural broadband, web giant promisesThe Senate Committee on Transport and Communications hastily adopted a private member’s bill on...

Senators debate efficiency of Online News Act

Internet and Governance | 09/22/2023 5:13 pm EDT

Chair of Senate committee studying C-11 defends his fundraising letter against the billEven though the Online News Act has become law, it is still the subject of debate in Parliament. Thursday...

Senators call for CBC to keep traditional broadcasting model

Media | 03/09/2023 2:22 pm EST

Senators call for CBC to keep traditional broadcasting modelMembers of the Senate are calling on the CBC/Radio-Canada to maintain its...

Senators continue fight over Streaming Act and CBC’s future

Media | 02/08/2023 1:22 pm EST

Chair of Senate committee studying C-11 defends his fundraising letter against the billThe battle over the government’s Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11, continued in the Senate’s Question Period Tuesday. Senator Leo Housakos, the chair of the Transport and Communications committee, claimed that the CBC is going to move to an all-digital format.  “How...

UPDATED: Senators want incoming CRTC chair to testify about C-11

Media | 10/27/2022 5:41 pm EDT

Chair of Senate committee studying C-11 defends his fundraising letter against the billHopes that the government’s Online Streaming Act would receive quick...

Senator claims privilege over Digital First lobbying letter

Media | 10/05/2022 12:08 pm EDT

Throne speech reiterates rural broadband, web giant promisesAn Alberta Senator is claiming his privileges as a parliamentarian were...

Senate begins C-10 analysis with broad debate 

Media | 06/24/2021 10:41 am EDT

Throne speech reiterates rural broadband, web giant promisesSenators are looking beyond the free speech issues raised by critics of the revised Broadcasting Act and...

Senators going to U.K. as part of CBC review

Media | 02/03/2015 7:59 pm EST

Five Canadian senators are going to the United Kingdom this month on a "fact-finding mission" as part of a study on the difficulties faced by CBC/Radio Canada. The Senate's transport and communications standing...

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...