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Telecom, broadcasting lobbying hits July lag

Media | 08/16/2017 3:41 pm EDT

July lobbying activity was affected by the expected summer slowdown that comes with Parliament not sitting and politicians being spread out across the country in their ridings — but that didn’t mean groups weren’t active. On Monday, Heritage Minister Mélanie...

CRTC says public proceeding on new powers to levy fines not ‘appropriate’

telecom | 02/04/2015 4:56 pm EST

A public proceeding regarding new CRTC powers to impose monetary penalties on telecommunications companies would “not be appropriate,” given “the fact that further guidance will be provided in the coming weeks,” the commission said in a letter to Telus Corp. Telus had asked the CRTC in a Jan. 26 submission to initiate a public proceeding regarding the regulator’s new power to levy fines, which it gained through last year’s budget bill. Telus said the CRTC...

Budget bill gives CRTC sharper teeth

telecom | 11/10/2014 7:36 pm EST

New legislation proposed by the federal government will expand the powers of the CRTC, giving it the ability to fine offenders, share information with the Competition Bureau and exert control over companies that operate telecom...