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Expect industry pushback on new CRTC directive, MVNOs: experts

telecom | 03/26/2019 1:27 pm EDT

The Liberal government should expect some amount of industry opposition against the wording of the government’s new, consumer-focused CRTC policy direction and the regulator’s new pro-MVNO stance, according to some industry-watchers and insiders. The big three and a...

Dozens of MP’s online accounts appeared in data breaches

telecom | 03/18/2019 5:41 pm EDT

Nearly a hundred emails for members of parliament — among them eight direct-to-MP emails — have been recorded in various data breaches dating back years, an analysis done by the Wire Report revealed. That includes some 87 general email accounts for members of...

‘Competition’ definition key to impact of new CRTC directive: experts

telecom | 02/27/2019 6:08 pm EST

The new policy direction for the CRTC announced by the federal government...

Ottawa proposes new consumer-focused policy direction for CRTC

telecom | 02/26/2019 5:51 pm EST

The Liberal government is proposing a significant departure...

Government to respond to e-petition on ‘malicious’ pirate radio

telecom | 09/21/2018 4:26 pm EDT

An e-petition concerning a Quebec man who allegedly kept operating an illegal radio station, despite being shut down by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) has gathered the...

New party, fresh faces on Heritage could shake up Parliament

Media | 09/14/2018 5:16 pm EDT

As politicians file back into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block for the...

Libertarian telecom analyst joining Bernier’s new party effort

Media | 08/23/2018 7:47 pm EDT

Conservative MP Maxime Bernier announced Thursday that Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) analyst Martin Masse will be joining him as he attempts to form a new national...

Bell, Telus projects get go-ahead in superclusters announcement

telecom | 02/16/2018 2:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Two “superclusters” involving BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. are...

End of 2017 saw Stingray, Birch Hill reinvigorate lobby efforts

Media | 01/17/2018 4:39 pm EST

Stingray Digital Group Inc. and Birch Hill Equity Partners ramped up their lobbying in December, with both submitting their first communications reports for the year in the last weeks of 2017....

NDP calls on Apple to justify software slowdown to MPs

telecom | 01/12/2018 5:39 pm EST

The NDP says silicon valley giant Apple Inc. should speak to a...

Scheer says he supports net neutrality

telecom | 01/03/2018 5:28 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer has said he supports net neutrality, despite statements by his Innovation...

Scheer mum on net neutrality as CPC MPs take opposing sides

Media | 12/13/2017 4:39 pm EST

Opposition leader Andrew Scheer isn’t going public with his position on...

Regulatory rejigs, cultural changes in store as Parliament resumes

Media | 09/18/2017 1:56 pm EDT

Everything old is new again when it comes to telecom and media issues...

Bernier retakes ISED critic role

telecom | 08/30/2017 3:06 pm EDT

Former Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has regained his position as Innovation critic, Opposition leader...

CPC leadership contenders outline views on media, telecom issues

Media | 03/09/2017 9:51 pm EST

On May 27, members of the Conservative Party of Canada will select who will succeed former prime minister Stephen Harper as permanent leader of the party, relieving interim Opposition leader Rona...

Dismantle ‘bloated’ CBC, says CPC candidate Leitch

Media | 11/24/2016 8:01 pm EST

Conservative Party leadership candidate and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch said she has put CBC/Radio-Canada “on notice” and that if selected to lead her party and form government, she would dismantle the country’s public broadcaster. In a Facebook post, Leitch responded to Wednesday’s announcement by fellow leadership candidate Maxime Bernier that he would reform the CBC to focus on a tighter mandate, with her own intention to “dismantle the bloated, taxpayer-subsidized CBC so that we can level the playing field for Canadian media.”...

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...

Bernier calls for end of ‘control-freak’ CRTC’s role as telecom regulator

telecom | 06/07/2016 4:01 pm EDT

TORONTO — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier took aim at the CRTC and the previous government’s telecom and wireless policies Tuesday, calling for the commission to be phased out as a telecom regulator and the wireless sector to be opened to foreign competition. “As the industry evolves, the CRTC finds new...

Opposition names new ISED critics

telecom | 04/08/2016 6:16 pm EDT

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development has a new Opposition critic after interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose shuffled her shadow cabinet Friday. According to a press release, Diane Finley, formerly...