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Feds, Cogeco, Quebecor, say goodbye to Meta

Internet and Governance | 07/05/2023 5:54 pm EDT

The federal government, Quebecor Inc., and Cogeco Inc., are pulling all their advertising investments from Meta Platforms Inc. The companies and government announced the move Wednesday in separate news releases. The trio is responding to Meta’s decision to block all...

Google searches for allies in fight against news compensation bill

Internet and Governance | 10/18/2022 4:59 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google was an island of defiance in a sea of praise for Bill C-18, the government’s legislation to force large platforms to support the news industry. The...

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...

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...

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 review on Bill C-10, the revision to the Broadcasting Act, and will get answers from  Heritage...

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...

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...