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Amos calls for industry committee to examine CRTC’s rural broadband role

telecom | 05/09/2019 5:46 pm EDT

OTTAWA — As the House industry committee prepares to begin a study on the state of Canada’s rural wireless infrastructure after the passage of the private member's motion M-208, the motion’s sponsor Liberal MP William Amos today told the committee that its focus should be on examining the role of the CRTC in improving rural access. “We need to engage in a dialogue with the CRTC and this committee is, I believe, the ideal organ for that dialogue to explore what more can be done,”...

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 Ambrose of her caretaker duties. Fourteen people are in the running for the party’s top job, with an eye to becoming the country’s next prime minister following the 2019 election. The Wire Report reached out to all of the candidates for their positions on telecom and media issues and received emailed responses from five: Chris Alexander, Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Pierre Lemieux...

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...