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New 2030 speed target too far away for rural Canada: NDP critic

telecom | 03/22/2019 11:25 am EDT

OTTAWA — NDP industry critic Brian Masse says the new broadband strategy allocated in the 2019 federal budget is a cobbled-together “Frankenstein” approach to boosting internet connections that falls short on funding and comes with an “outlandish” speed target...

Bloc MPs push heritage minister on CRTC licence decision

Media | 06/06/2017 12:07 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is facing more calls to order the CRTC to review its licence renewal decision, this time from the Bloc Québécois. On Monday, Bloc MP Xavier Barsalou-Duval noted during question period in the House of Commons that celebrated film director Xavier Dolan had “openly criticized the CRTC” at the Gala Québec Cinema in Montreal on Sunday. “Its decision regarding the licence for Séries+ and Historia jeopardizes the future of Quebec television,” Barsalou-Duval said, according to a transcript, before asking Joly if she would “do something to support our...