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Heritage committee moves to table 2017 “Netflix deal”

Media | 06/14/2021 6:07 pm EDT

The Heritage Committee will be making the 2017 “Netflix deal” public after the NDP brought a motion to the committee compelling its disclosure. At Monday’s committee meeting -- the first since debate on Bill C-10 came to a conclusion -- NDP MP Heather McPherson brought forward a motion to have the Department of Canadian Heritage, along with the committee, table a copy of the initial agreement and any subsequent amendments between Canadian Heritage and Netflix Inc. signed in 2017 and entered into under the Investment Canada act. In September 2017, then-Heritage Minister Mélanie...

Feds putting $14.6 million toward French-language network

Media | 08/12/2019 4:41 pm EDT

The federal government last week announced that it would pour $14.6 million over five years into TV5Monde, a French-language network internationally funded and managed by a consortium of French-language content producers across the world.  The injection of cash into the...

Sales tax regime for digital services outdated: auditor general

Media | 05/07/2019 6:06 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canadian companies that sell digital products which are subject...

NDP MP says gov’t must clarify if Netflix deal had any French-language funds

telecom | 04/03/2019 3:48 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Quebec NDP MP François Choquette has filed a judicial review...

‘Milestone’ digital content meeting to take place next week: Heritage

Media | 02/01/2019 5:39 pm EST

The federal government is organizing a working meeting next week in Ottawa...

CBC calls for site-blocking provisions for ‘manipulated content’

Media | 01/11/2019 4:09 pm EST

CBC/Radio-Canada wants the federal government to grant the CRTC the ability...

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 start of the fall sitting Monday, some new faces will be working on files affecting Canadian media and telecom, as long-awaited legislative reviews that could have seismic effects on those sectors get...

MPs Fillmore and Anandasangaree named Heritage parl secs

Media | 08/31/2018 11:43 am EDT

After this summer’s cabinet shuffle, the Heritage minister will gain two...

NDP to lobby government on foreign digital sales, ad taxes

Media | 08/29/2018 6:10 pm EDT

The federal NDP said it will enter the new parliamentary session with a focus on pressuring the government to right wrongs they say have been committed by allowing foreign internet companies to skirt...

Guylaine Roy leaves Heritage

Media | 08/10/2018 4:03 pm EDT

Guylaine Roy, who was named associate deputy minister of Canadian Heritage last May, is leaving the department, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office Friday. Effective Monday, Roy will become the...

Joly out at Heritage as Pablo Rodriguez named new minister

Media | 07/18/2018 5:00 pm EDT

Former chief government whip Pablo Rodriguez is the new heritage minister,...

Gov’t announces new $35M fund for cultural content exports

Media | 06/26/2018 6:49 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly outlined Tuesday the...

OTT co-productions trending up: study

Media | 06/26/2018 12:41 pm EDT

Domestic and international content producers and over-the-top (OTT) services are continuing to partner...

Nantel accuses Joly of holding cultural sector ‘hostage’

Media | 06/07/2018 1:23 pm EDT

NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel took Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to...

Media sector, senator back change to ad tax exemption

Media | 06/06/2018 3:47 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A proposal to eliminate a tax exemption for advertising on foreign digital media received...

Shoan takes another legal swing over firing

Media | 06/06/2018 3:25 pm EDT

Former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan filed an appeal on Tuesday of a May Federal Court decision which dismissed an application for a judicial review of his second firing from the communications regulator. Federal Court Judge James Russell found that there were enough grounds to fire Shoan, but according to a notice of appeal, Shoan is arguing that there were a number of errors made by the judge. Citing the previous decisions, Shoan says that he was actually due a new termination process,  that relevant evidence was ignored, and the judge didn’t take into account he was hired as a...

Experts to ‘find solutions’ in broadcast, telecom review: Joly

Media | 06/05/2018 8:10 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The expert panel appointed by the federal government to...

ISED won’t rule out using spectrum proceeds for CanCon: Bains

Media | 06/01/2018 4:47 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and Heritage Minister Mélanie...

CRTC calls for ISPs to pay for CanCon, ‘equitable’ OTT contributions

Media | 05/31/2018 11:18 am EDT

GATINEAU — The CRTC is recommending the government undertake a bevy of...

Balsillie-led Centre for Digital Rights registers to lobby

Media | 05/25/2018 12:33 pm EDT

A new organization called the Centre for Digital Rights (CDR) that is...

Shoan considering “options for appeal” after dismissal of second CRTC firing review

Media | 05/08/2018 6:55 pm EDT

In a decision on Monday, a Federal Court judge dismissed an application by former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan for a judicial review of his termination from the CRTC in the...

New CEO’s content background indicates shift at CBC: experts

Media | 04/03/2018 5:19 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Catherine Tait’s appointment as head of CBC/Radio-Canada is...

Internet Society establishes lobby footing in Canada

Media | 03/27/2018 6:32 pm EDT

A decades-old organization that is pushing for a multilateral approach to decision-making on the future...

Money for CanCon in budget stopgap measure: CMPA

Media | 03/01/2018 1:33 pm EST

The 2018 federal budget, released Tuesday, confirmed the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) will receive top ups...

Joly cites confidentiality for redactions in Netflix ATIP request

Media | 02/02/2018 2:32 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly faced questions this week about why a...

Gov’t points to open internet for ‘legal content’ in FairPlay response

Media | 01/30/2018 4:25 pm EST

Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains has released a statement on a call by a coalition of broadcasters, telecoms and creative groups to begin blocking websites hosting pirated content, in which he...

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....

Sidewalk Labs, civil liberties group register to lobby

Media | 01/08/2018 4:14 pm EST

Alphabet Inc.’s Sidewalk Labs kicked off the new year by registering to...

Five new directors named to CBC board

Media | 12/19/2017 5:22 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly named five new members to the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors for five-year terms, said a Tuesday press release. Harley Finkelstein, the chief of operations for Shopify Inc., René Légère,...

CMF launches export program for CanCon

Media | 12/01/2017 3:40 pm EST

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a new export project to help Canadian content reach global markets. The pilot program will focus on “acquiring pre-sale financing from foreign broadcasters, online streaming services, distributors and sales agents” for...

Fake news worries increasing ahead of 2019 election: PPF CEO

Media | 11/15/2017 7:16 pm EST

OTTAWA — Policy makers in Canada have become more concerned about the...

Government needs to move quicker, do more on telecom issues: panel

Media | 11/08/2017 6:13 pm EST

TORONTO — The federal government and the CRTC must pick up the pace and...

Creative Canada ‘cultural policy, not tax policy’: Joly

Media | 11/02/2017 9:39 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Opposition MPs continued their criticism of Heritage Minister...

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada release

Media | 10/24/2017 6:20 pm EDT

Creative organizations stepped up and added to a surge in lobbying activity...

Government repeats no ISP tax in Heritage report review

Media | 10/18/2017 7:35 pm EDT

The federal government reiterated a previously held position that it will not implement taxes on internet service providers (ISP) in favour of Canadian content in a review of an earlier Heritage report that recommended just that. “The Committee’s recommendation to generate revenue by expanding broadcast distribution levies so that they apply to broadband distribution would conflict with the principle of affordable access,” read the review, which is dated Monday and addressed to Hedy Fry, chairwoman of the standing committee on Canadian Heritage. “The Government does not intend to...

CRTC launches consultations for Heritage-commissioned report

Media | 10/12/2017 5:03 pm EDT

The CRTC is asking for comment as it puts together a report requested by Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly on future content distribution models. Last month, the federal government issued an...

Joly heading cultural trade mission to China in 2018

Media | 10/05/2017 6:36 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has announced plans to lead her first “creative industries trade mission” to Shanghai, China in April 2018. The mission will focus on film, gaming, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR),...

Joly’s cultural policy continues drawing mixed reaction

Media | 09/29/2017 5:20 pm EDT

Various groups praised the promised investment in production and promotion...

CanCon, affordability, competition in CRTC mandate letter

Media | 09/29/2017 1:01 pm EDT

Promoting Canadian content and supporting creators, service affordability and encouraging competition and investment by companies are among the priorities outlined in the federal government’s...

Future reviews to determine much of DigiCanCon strategy: experts

Media | 09/28/2017 11:25 am EDT

OTTAWA — While the response to the long-awaited results of Heritage...

Quebec ready to tax Netflix: culture minister

Media | 09/22/2017 3:55 pm EDT

If the federal government isn’t willing to impose taxes on foreign over-the-top (OTT) services, Quebec is willing to do so itself, Le Devoir quoted Quebec culture minister Luc Fortin as saying Thursday. He said Quebec would...

BQ criticizes Joly over OTT tax policy

Media | 09/19/2017 4:56 pm EDT

The Bloc Québécois has accused Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly of favouritism toward the likes...

Mélanie Joly to unveil DigiCanCon details Sept. 28

Media | 09/19/2017 4:18 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will give a speech at the end of the month outlining her “vision for Canada’s cultural and creative industries in a digital world” following a year-and-a-half long consultation. Joly will...

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 percolating in Ottawa this fall, from reviews and renegotiations of old legislation and trade agreements,...

Joly discusses NAFTA with creative sector

Media | 09/15/2017 3:58 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly met Friday with representatives from Canada’s creative industries to...

Changes ahead for ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ as terms of trade expires

Media | 08/25/2017 5:06 pm EDT

While online discussion forums are rife with debate — and more often, complaints — about why Canadians can’t access popular American television shows legally online, Canadian content producers...

‘No compromise’ on NAFTA cultural exemptions: ministers

Media | 08/23/2017 5:27 pm EDT

Canada’s heritage and culture ministers are of one mind when it comes to...

No immediate impact on Bell, Rogers from decision review: Desjardins

Media | 08/23/2017 3:02 pm EDT

The government’s move to order the CRTC to reconsider its May licence...

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...

CBC board postings extended

Media | 08/15/2017 4:40 pm EDT

Prospective members of the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors have more time to get their resumes in front of the government’s new advisory panel, as the deadline for...

CRTC licence decision sent back to drawing board

Media | 08/14/2017 5:55 pm EDT

A controversial CRTC decision that creative groups said would negatively affect the production of Canadian content will be sent back to the CRTC for reconsideration by the federal cabinet, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly...

Don’t reconsider CRTC licence decision: Bell, Corus, Rogers

Media | 08/02/2017 3:58 pm EDT

The country’s biggest media companies are publicly firing back against...

Wawatay files appeal over radio licence decision

Media | 07/25/2017 2:08 pm EDT

Wawatay Native Communications Society has submitted a formal petition to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly seeking to overturn a June decision by the CRTC that handed out licences for Indigenous radio stations. In the June 29...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals...

How serious is the CRTC’s ‘unprecedented’ lack of commissioners?

Media | 07/10/2017 4:58 pm EDT

At the end of this week, following the departure of its vice-chairman of...

CMF appoints two board members

Media | 07/06/2017 4:51 pm EDT

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has made two new appointments to its board of directors. Michael Schmalz...

More groups petition Joly to reverse CRTC licence decision

Media | 06/29/2017 1:52 pm EDT

More creative groups are stepping up formal efforts to get the CRTC to reverse its licence renewal decision, which they say will negatively affect the production of Canadian content. On Thursday,...

WGC asks Joly to reverse CRTC licence decision

Media | 06/27/2017 5:50 pm EDT

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) has formalized its complaint against the CRTC’s recent TV licence renewal decision in the form of an appeal to Canadian Heritage asking it to reverse the ruling it says harms the production of Canadian content. “We appeal to Heritage...

U.S. NAFTA consult targets CanCon, copyright, data rules

Media | 06/27/2017 4:11 pm EDT

American companies and organizations took aim at Canadian cultural...

CCSA leads lobbying after Hill visit

Media | 06/26/2017 2:55 pm EDT

Last month’s deluge of Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) members on Parliament Hill for the...

Wawatay seeking appeal of Aboriginal radio licence decision

Media | 06/21/2017 5:04 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Wawatay Native Communications Society will ask for an appeal of...

Advisory group named to drive CBC board appointments

Media | 06/20/2017 5:45 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A nine-member panel has been charged with vetting potential appointees to the CBC/Radio-Canada...

Reconciliation to play role in new CRTC chair’s mandate: Joly

Media | 06/16/2017 3:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The next chair of the CRTC will have a more explicit focus on furthering reconciliation with Canada’s indigenous people, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly suggested Thursday, referencing the regulator’s decision handed down Wednesday that granted five...

Opposition MPs say conflict of interest in Heritage office

Media | 06/15/2017 5:26 pm EDT

Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada lobbied Leslie Church, its former...

Committee’s ISP tax proposal a non-starter: PM

Media | 06/15/2017 4:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee recommendation to expand the five-per-cent contribution broadcast...

Aboriginal radio licence decision ‘major disappointment’: Wawatay

Media | 06/14/2017 6:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved five urban radio licences in markets across the country to serve Aboriginal peoples, a decision one Ontario Aboriginal radio station said will result in fewer hours, and less...

CBC, CRTC still viewed as keepers of Canadian identity: study

Media | 06/12/2017 3:04 pm EDT

Canadians rely heaviest on CBC/Radio-Canada and the CRTC to protect...

Indigenous Screen Office coming to Canada

Media | 06/12/2017 2:06 pm EDT

A new office to support indigenous creators will open its doors, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced Monday at the Banff World Media Festival. The Indigenous Screen Office is a collaboration between the Aboriginal Peoples...

Joly notes creator ‘anxiety’ over CRTC licence renewal decision

Media | 06/09/2017 4:52 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly acknowledged the “anxiety” members of...

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...

Joly ‘studying’ CRTC licence decision after criticism

Media | 05/30/2017 1:36 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly told a parliamentary...

ISED PS Lametti hot property for April lobbying

Media | 05/23/2017 3:30 pm EDT

The parliamentary secretary to the innovation minister was a popular target for lobbyists last month, as representatives from major telecom and Internet companies sought him out, according to the latest statistics from the office of the lobbying commissioner. BCE...

Joly could reconsider OTT regs over Quebec: Desjardins

Media | 05/23/2017 2:27 pm EDT

Pressure from Quebec could lead Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to consider imposing taxes on foreign over-the-top (OTT) services, according to Desjardins Capital Markets analyst Maher Yaghi....

Shoan vows court challenge of second dismissal from CRTC

Media | 05/05/2017 2:41 am EDT

Raj Shoan, the CRTC’s regional commissioner for Ontario who was fired again just four days after a return to his post, said he will be heading back to court to challenge the second...

Cultural exemptions at risk in NAFTA renegotiations: Nantel

Media | 05/04/2017 8:42 pm EDT

NDP heritage critic Pierre Nantel is raising the alarm that cultural protection could be on the chopping block if a wholesale renegotiation of the country’s trade agreement with the United States and Mexico occurs, and is asking the heritage minister to take a stand. In an opinion piece published in French-language...

Shoan wins appeal of CRTC dismissal; judge sends decision for reconsideration

Media | 04/29/2017 12:23 am EDT

Raj Shoan was denied procedural fairness when he was fired from his job as the CRTC’s regional commissioner for Ontario last summer, three years into a five-year term, a Federal Court justice...

Digital platforms open to cultural diversity message: Joly

Media | 04/28/2017 8:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said she found a receptive audience for her message of cultural diversity on digital platforms among the executives of the digital media giants she met on her recent trip to California. Joly’s week-long visit to Los Angeles and San Francisco ended Tuesday and included meetings with brass from Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and YouTube, Snap Inc. and Twitter Inc. “What I mean by cultural diversity is the presence of national content, national representation — in our case...

CCSA leads March lobbying pack

Media | 04/21/2017 8:39 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) led the telecom field for lobbying the federal government in March, logging 15 communication reports for the month, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry. Those...

Canada signs coproduction agreement with Luxembourg

Media | 04/19/2017 2:52 pm EDT

The federal government has signed an audiovisual coproduction treaty with Luxembourg. “This treaty will further position Canada as a partner of choice in audiovisual coproductions, and strengthen our cultural and...

Joly to discuss promoting CanCon with Google, Facebook

Media | 04/11/2017 8:41 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will travel to California later this month to meet with representatives from Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc., her office has confirmed....

Letter to Joly urges media-production reps in new CRTC posts

Media | 04/05/2017 5:14 pm EDT

Nearly two-dozen representatives from the screen-based media industry, such as the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and...

Canada’s VR industry is nascent, but set for growth

Media | 03/31/2017 8:57 pm EDT

Though virtual reality is still in its early days, it holds promise for Canada’s media industry — including for broadcasters as a new way to draw eyes to live events, such as sports, according to...

Affordable Internet carrot, legislation review in federal budget

Media | 03/22/2017 8:54 pm EDT

OTTAWA — With a focus on the digital economy, the federal government will start looking beyond geography to bridge the digital divide in Canada, adding new funding to encourage Internet Service...

Facebook beefs up lobbying squad

Media | 03/21/2017 3:04 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. is increasing its government relations presence in Ottawa, with three new registrations filed with the lobbying commissioner’s office last month. According to the federal lobbyists’...

Notice-and-notice effect on piracy unclear ahead of copyright review

Media | 03/13/2017 8:39 pm EDT

As the federal government gears up to review the Copyright Act later this year, information about the rate of piracy in Canada remains elusive, two full years since the implementation of the...

Joly sitting down with foreign digital companies

Media | 03/03/2017 4:05 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is meeting this week with digital platforms, telling a CBC morning radio show Friday that she was in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., region Thursday meeting with Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada and had appointments with Spotify AB and Facebook Inc. that day. In response to a question from host Matt Galloway about how to protect Canadian culture when a foreign digital platform, such as Netflix Inc. or YouTube, “doesn’t pay a fee or a tax, has no obligation to show any Canadian content...

Most Canadians oppose ISP tax for CanCon: survey

Media | 02/07/2017 7:28 pm EST

According to a new survey commissioned by Internet advocacy group OpenMedia, while half of Canadians support creating a new revenue source for Canadian content, there is strong opposition to taxing Internet service and more...

Joly says Canada leading international ‘conversation’ on OTT

Media | 02/06/2017 5:03 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada is leading the charge in pushing for the presence of “cultural diversity,” or domestic content, on foreign digital platforms like the over-the-top (OTT) service provided by Netflix Inc. — despite other countries already having regulations and tax...

Joly not afraid of change following cultural review

Media | 02/03/2017 1:36 am EST

OTTAWA — If Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly was clear about anything during a Thursday afternoon appearance at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) Prime Time in Ottawa conference, it was that the...

Blais calls out demands for ‘political interference’ with CRTC

Media | 02/02/2017 9:04 pm EST

OTTAWA — CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais used his opening remarks at a panel discussion Thursday to criticize individuals who are calling for “political interference” in the...

Lametti, Casey take on Heritage, ISED roles

Media | 01/26/2017 8:23 pm EST

The Ministers of Canadian Heritage and Innovation, Science and Economic Development have new understudies. In a Thursday press release, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a makeover to his roster of parliamentary secretaries — who assist and support ministers in portfolio work and public duties — naming 34 people to new or renewed positions that will take effect on Jan. 30. Quebec MP David Lametti is the new parliamentary secretary to the Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, replacing Gatineau, Que., MP Greg Fergus. Lametti, formerly the parliamentary secretary...

CRTC jobs, vacant or not, posted

Media | 01/24/2017 10:50 pm EST

Heritage Canada has issued a series of help-wanted ads for the CRTC — including for the not-yet vacant position of chair. Four new job openings are now on the government’s appointments website for the roles of chair,...

Telus rolls out welcome mat to lead Dec. lobbying numbers

Media | 01/23/2017 9:28 pm EST

Telus Corp. led the telecom pack in December for government relations activity, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry, logging 14 monthly communication reports. In addition to...

Address diversity gaps when filling CRTC roles, minister told

Media | 01/17/2017 9:52 pm EST

Filling all 13 spots allotted to CRTC commissioners could go a long way in addressing what some are calling decades of ongoing disparity between the demographics of those who make decisions about the...

Unifor asks for suspension of SimSub ban

Media | 01/12/2017 5:12 pm EST

The union representing members of the television and media sectors is asking the CRTC to reverse or suspend its decision banning simultaneous substitution for the Super Bowl in order for its impact to be fully considered. In...

ISP tax a good idea, former CRTC chair says

Media | 01/06/2017 4:24 pm EST

A former chairman of the CRTC is backing the concept of levying a new tax on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as the heritage minister mulls ways to rejig the country’s cultural institutions. In a memo...

U.S. politicians asking Canadian gov’t to reverse SimSub ban

Media | 12/08/2016 10:38 pm EST

Canada is violating its trade obligations by banning simultaneous substitution for the National Football League’s (NFL) Super Bowl, four United States politicians said in a letter to the...

Artists ask Joly to ‘stand up for creators’

Media | 11/29/2016 5:41 pm EST

A coalition of artists, including authors, directors and musicians, is asking Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to consider the compensation artists receive as part of the ongoing review of Canadian content...

News, video games, VR should be eligible for CanCon funding: Rogers

Media | 11/28/2016 10:27 pm EST

Rogers Communications Inc. is proposing a tax credit-based federal program to support Canadian content of all types and on all platforms. In a submission to the Heritage Minister Mélanie...

Shoan dismissal part of ‘witch hunt,’ former commissioner says

Media | 11/25/2016 9:16 pm EST

Former CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan is alleging that Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and the governor-in-council (GIC) have effectively participated in a “witch hunt” against him by removing him from his appointment this summer, according to new court documents. In a memorandum of fact and law filed with the Federal Court Monday in his application to overturn his firing, Shoan said he wasn’t provided procedural fairness in the process that led to him...