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Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

| 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of Shaw, MPs on the House of Commons Industry Committee sought answers from the companies' executives on whether or not the two companies seek to hold on to Shaw's discounted spectrum, and how the merger...

Bell joins call for centralized rural broadband fund

telecom | 01/26/2021 4:39 pm EST

Spectrum auction revenues should be reinvested in rural broadband initiatives and the multiple broadband funding programs run by federal government programs should be combined into one program, representatives from BCE Inc. told the House of Commons industry committee...

International legislators flag regulatory options for data giants

Media | 05/29/2019 6:01 pm EDT

OTTAWA - Legislators on Tuesday gave some sense of what regulatory options...

Ethics committee calls for new social media rules

Media | 12/11/2018 7:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — A House of Commons committee is unanimously calling for new rules for social media companies...

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...

Cogeco hires lobbyist with wireless spectrum expertise

telecom | 07/03/2018 11:54 am EDT

Amir Bigloo, who has a history of successful spectrum purchases as CEO of...

Balsillie’s Centre for Digital Rights meets with OPC

telecom | 06/21/2018 4:00 pm EDT

A newly-minted data rights group spearheaded by former BlackBerry Ltd. co-CEO Jim Balsillie met with privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien in late May, according to the federal lobbying registry. The Centre for Digital Rights asked to meet with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, where the two discussed the group’s goals and its views on data privacy issues, OPC spokeswoman Tobi Cohen said in an email. “We shared perspectives on a number of privacy issues as this new group wishes to actively promote privacy rights,” Cohen said, adding the OPC regularly meets with a range of...

Private member’s bill aims to give privacy commish more powers

telecom | 06/21/2018 2:11 pm EDT

OTTAWA — As the House of Commons rose for summer break Wednesday...

MPs hear about ‘surveillance capitalism,’ Google data use

Media | 05/11/2018 11:32 am EDT

OTTAWA — Two sides of the data-use debate squared off at the House ethics...

‘Unprecedented’ international cooperation in data scandal investigation: Angus

telecom | 05/03/2018 5:27 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The House of Commons ethics committee spoke to a British MP on...

AggregateIQ denies whistleblower claims to ethics committee

telecom | 04/24/2018 5:39 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The heads of West Coast-based software developer AggregateIQ...

MPs unsatisfied with Facebook testimony, mull further regulations

Media | 04/19/2018 4:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Testimony from Facebook Inc. representatives at the House ethics...

Facebook talks election security after tough week

Media | 03/29/2018 5:52 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. announced a series of new measures to harden the platform against misinformation Thursday, saying it has needed to ban a Macedonia-based ring spreading fake news during the late 2017 Alabama senate race, and will now...

Apple gives MPs few answers on iPhone slowdown

telecom | 03/02/2018 4:09 pm EST

OTTAWA — Representatives from Apple Inc. faced down members of the House committee on industry, science...

Telecoms defend FairPlay to MPs, call for 5G net neutrality flexibility

Media | 02/13/2018 2:01 pm EST

OTTAWA — Representatives from Canada’s biggest telecoms argued that...

Liberals signal interest in enshrining net neutrality in law

Media | 02/06/2018 7:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — The idea of of explicitly making net neutrality part of Canada’s laws has been floated in recent days by federal politicians, with a Liberal MP planning to introduce a motion on the subject in the House of Commons and the question popping up at the House ethics...

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...

Larger fines needed to deter privacy breaches: B.C. privacy commish

Media | 02/22/2017 8:14 pm EST

OTTAWA — Fines levied against companies who breach privacy rules in Canada need to be increased to help prevent breaches in the future and to come in line with European Union data...