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Next CRTC chair must be bilingual: Rodriguez

Media | 05/31/2022 6:42 pm EDT

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has assured the House of Commons that the next chair of the CRTC will be fluent in both of Canada’s official languages. The government has been taking heat for appointing a unilingual anglophone as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick and...

Conservative attempt to reintroduce C-10 social media exclusion fails

Media | 05/31/2021 5:48 pm EDT

The federal government’s Canadian Heritage Committee is holding firm on plans to subject social media to broadcasting regulations after it voted down a proposed amendment from the Conservative Party that would have compensated for social media’s exemption from Bill C-10. During Monday’s meeting, Conservative MP Alain Rayes brought forward an amendment to the bill that, if passed, would have specified that the revised Broadcasting Act “does not apply in respect of programs that are...

On C-10, Conservatives attacking Canadian, Quebec culture: Trudeau

Media | 05/26/2021 6:51 pm EDT

“Conservatives just don’t get it” when it comes to Bill C-10,...

Heritage committee votes to limit CRTC social media regulatory powers

Media | 05/19/2021 5:52 pm EDT

The House of Commons’ Heritage Committee resumed its work on the...

Heritage and Justice ministers to appear before CHPC to address charter concerns

Media | 05/10/2021 6:25 pm EDT

The House of Commons’ Heritage Committee is moving forward with a charter...

Bloc pushes for web giants to support Canadian media

Media | 02/17/2021 5:10 pm EST

The Bloc Québécois is pushing the federal government to take “urgent” action to support local media by imposing new taxes on web giants such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc.  In the House of Commons Wednesday, Bloc Heritage critic Martin Champoux sought unanimous consent on a motion for the government to act.  The motion, translated from French, asked that the House to “recognize the inequity between web giants and our media when it comes to advertising income on various digital platforms and that it asks the government to take action urgently in order to create a...

LEO providers aiming to meet gov’t connectivity goals within 3 years

telecom | 11/18/2020 2:36 pm EST

Telesat Holdings Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) both said Tuesday they plan to provide broadband connectivity to remote and rural areas of Canada seven years ahead of the...