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Tories denounce Bill C-11 while Bloc defends it

Media | 05/06/2022 4:08 pm EDT

Debate continued in the House of Commons Thursday on the Online Streaming Act, known as Bill C-11. Conservative and Bloc Québécois MPs were the speakers.They took opposite approaches to the bill. The Tories worry about censorship and government overreach while the...

Back to Parliament: your (pandemic) preview

Media | 09/22/2020 12:43 pm EDT

TrudeuCabinetRetreat2020Given the precarious situation around the now-escalating COVID-19 pandemic, what will actually be included in Wednesday’s speech from the throne, and in the government’s priorities in the following weeks, is more uncertain than ever. With a day to go, even the details of...

Conservatives name new innovation, heritage critics

Media | 09/08/2020 4:36 pm EDT

New Conservative leader Erin O’Toole shuffled his shadow cabinet Tuesday, with new faces appointed to...

Monsef tight-lipped on rural broadband funding announcement

telecom | 06/05/2020 5:01 pm EDT

Rural Economic Development Minister Maryam Monsef says “precise...

COVID-19 accelerating rural/urban connectivity divide: CIRA

telecom | 05/08/2020 5:49 pm EDT

Rural home internet speeds during the first full month where Canadians shifted to working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic were almost 12 times slower than the median speed for urban Canadians,...

Conservatives call for universal rural broadband by 2021

telecom | 05/06/2020 6:45 pm EDT

Under a rural broadband policy platform put out for public consultation by...

Conservatives and NDP united for enforcement of wholesale rates

telecom | 05/05/2020 5:27 pm EDT

Opposition parties that normally hold differing views on any given issue are finding themselves agreeing on some telecom-adjacent files in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, with both the Conservatives and NDP calling for the government to support lower wholesale internet...

Gov’t in ‘early stages’ of using cellphone data for COVID-19 tracking: Bains

telecom | 04/20/2020 3:40 pm EDT

The federal government is looking at what other jurisdictions are doing...

Wholesale appeal is on shaky legal footing, TekSavvy argues

telecom | 04/16/2020 5:39 pm EDT

The ongoing appeal by incumbent telecoms of the CRTC's wholesale internet rates decision from August should be dismissed because the appeal argues that the regulator made errors in fact, rather than...

TekSavvy also calls for lower, emergency wholesale rates

telecom | 04/14/2020 6:42 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. is joining a call made last week by Conservative...

Rempel Garner calls on Bains, CRTC to enforce wholesale rates

telecom | 04/09/2020 5:15 pm EDT

Conservative industry critic Michelle Rempel Garner has called on...

Rempel Garner calls for transparency on any cellphone tracking 

telecom | 03/25/2020 4:44 pm EDT

Conservative industry critic Michelle Rempel Garner said Wednesday that if...

Confusion over Guilbeault remarks on BTLR online news recs

Media | 02/03/2020 1:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — On Monday Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, with some help...