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Senators debate efficiency of Online News Act

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

Even though the Online News Act has become law, it is still the subject of debate in Parliament. Thursday saw a back and forth between two Senators about the provisions of the legislation. Conservative senator Leo Housakos, a fierce opponent of the bill when it was before...

Senators call for CBC to keep traditional broadcasting model

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

Members of the Senate are calling on the CBC/Radio-Canada to maintain its current broadcasting regime, saying it is necessary for those in areas with limited internet access.  On Feb. 7 CBC president and CEO Catherine Tait said in an interview with the Globe and Mail that the public broadcaster would be transitioning to a digital-only model over the course of the coming decades. Dennis Patterson of the Canadian Senators Group raised the matter in Wednesday’s...

Senators continue fight over Streaming Act and CBC’s future

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

The battle over the government’s Online Streaming Act, Bill C-11,...

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

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

Hopes 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

An 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

Senators are looking beyond the free speech issues raised by critics of the revised Broadcasting Act and instead are focusing on what some senators say are other problems arising from the bill, as C-10 crawls its way to the finish line. “Despite what you may have read...

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...