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Bernier would streamline CBC’s mandate, remove ads as CPC leader

Media | 11/23/2016 9:22 pm EST

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier said Wednesday that if he is selected as the next leader of the federal Conservative Party and the next Canadian prime minister, he would move to make changes to CBC/Radio-Canada that would keep it from competing with the private sector. “Do we need a public broadcaster that runs bad Canadian copies of American popular shows?” Bernier asked, during a press conference on Parliament Hill, also questioning the need for CBC to air...

Transport Canada loosens rules on electronics usage on planes

telecom | 05/26/2014 4:32 pm EDT

Transport Canada announced on Monday it will start allowing electronic devices to be used for the entirety of plane flights, though devices such as smartphones and tablets will still be required to stay in non-transmitting mode. The federal department said in a press release that this will contrast from the previous requirement that all electronic devices, including cameras, games and tablets, be shut off during landings and takeoffs. “By collaborating with our aviation partners, we are able to offer airlines the tools they need to safely enable passengers to use portable electronic...