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Gov. announced 11 projects, with $2.4M funding, to combat disinformation

Media | 07/21/2022 4:11 pm EDT

The ministers of Canadian Heritage and Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced more than $2.4 million in funding for projects to help Canadians...

Online harms panel finds diverging opinions on content removal for planned legislation

Media | 07/08/2022 5:11 pm EDT

The removal of problematic content online remains a heavily debated issue for experts consulted on Canada’s controversial online harms bill.  Friday, the  expert...

Rodriguez lashes out at Online Streaming Act critics, Senate begins study

Media | 06/17/2022 3:44 pm EDT

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez attacked Conservative party...

Rodriguez slams Tories for misinformation on Online Streaming Act

Media | 06/07/2022 3:45 pm EDT

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez attacked the opposition for...

Next CRTC chair must be bilingual: Rodriguez

Media | 05/31/2022 6:42 pm EDT

The Minister of Canadian Heritage has assured the House of Commons that the next chair of the CRTC will...

Canadian politicians condemn Russian shuttering of CBC Moscow bureau

Media | 05/19/2022 4:13 pm EDT

Canadian politicians were quick to condemn Russia’s move to close the...

Facebook lied in Security Committee: Rodriguez

Media | 04/27/2022 4:28 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has said the Government is not backing down from its legislative effort to get companies like Meta Platforms Inc.'s Facebook and Twitter Inc. to compensate news outlets for their content, in the wake of comments from a Facebook official to...

Hate groups need legislative stops on fundraising, security committee hears

Media | 03/31/2022 7:50 pm EDT

Extremist groups are able to propagate their message and raise funds...

Federal government spends $2.5m to battle disinformation

Media | 03/16/2022 3:17 pm EDT

The Canadian government has allocated $2.5 million to help people identify...

CRTC opens consultation on Russia Today removal after request from Gov.

Media | 03/03/2022 5:45 pm EST

Following the issuing of an order-in-council from the cabinet on Wednesday...

Rogers “not putting a dime” in middle tier news market: Conservative MP

Media | 03/02/2022 7:16 pm EST

Community-owned television outlets “are not producing local news that...

Gov. to ask CRTC to stop RT broadcasts over Ukraine invasion

Media | 02/28/2022 6:11 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday afternoon that the...

Government, Telefilm, extend support for uninsured Canadian productions 

Media | 02/11/2022 1:06 pm EST

The Government of Canada has extended its temporary emergency fund...

Gov. reintroduces Broadcasting Act update, with social media exemption

Media | 02/02/2022 7:32 pm EST

OTTAWA -- Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodríguez called previous...

New Broadcast Act update appears on order paper as Tories oppose move

Media | 02/01/2022 6:05 pm EST

The government placed legislation to change the Broadcasting Act on the...

Successor bill to C-10 “absolute priority”, Rodriguez says

Media | 11/23/2021 11:50 am EST

Canadian Heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez says revisions to the Broadcasting Act will be reintroduced as soon as possible. Any new legislation would replace Bill C-10 from the last Parliament, which died on the order paper when the election was called. Speaking in...

UPDATED – Rodriguez back as Heritage minister, Champagne remains in Innovation

Media | 10/26/2021 12:47 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- MP Pablo Rodriguez is back in familiar territory as he is once...

Liberals, Conservatives promise new rules for Netflix

Media | 09/30/2019 5:27 pm EDT

The Liberal Party platform, released Sunday, includes promises of new regulations for Canadian content on...

Election 2019: watch for price caps, Netflix regs, Huawei ban

Media | 09/10/2019 12:03 pm EDT

Even before the federal election campaign officially kicked off, telecom...

Heritage working groups examining regulation of online content

Media | 07/30/2019 3:17 pm EDT

Heritage Canada has commissioned seven working groups that are looking at...

CRTC to lead future telecom cybersecurity rules: gov’t document

telecom | 07/22/2019 1:23 pm EDT

The Liberal government plans to have the CRTC be the body in charge of developing and then enforcing telecom regulation related to future cybersecurity laws, according to a memo for Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez obtained through access to information law. In this year’s budget, the federal government outlined $144.9 million over five years to “help to protect Canada’s critical cyber systems including in the finance, telecommunications, energy and transport sectors.” The budget...

Broadcast news tax credit exclusion means cuts ‘inevitable’: CAB

Media | 07/02/2019 5:27 pm EDT

The independence of the panel that will determine which print news...

Rodriguez promises CanCon rules for ‘web giants’

Media | 06/26/2019 5:53 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said in a social media post Wednesday that the Liberal government plans...

No Super Bowl simsub reversal without USMCA: gov’t to Bell

Media | 06/07/2019 5:00 pm EDT

The federal government isn’t interested in helping ensure BCE Inc. sees a...

Corus asked BTLR to immediately change foreign ownership rules

Media | 05/30/2019 4:19 pm EDT

Corus Entertainment Inc., the only major Canadian broadcaster refusing to...

Cogeco calling for radio representation on tax credit panel

Media | 05/22/2019 5:25 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is lobbying the government to help Canadian radio news...

Quebecor walks the talk, pulls TVA Sports signal from Bell

Media | 04/10/2019 7:07 pm EDT

Quebecor Inc. has  stopped broadcasting its TVA Sports signal following...

Péladeau willing to pull TVA Sports signal in fight with Bell

Media | 04/08/2019 6:03 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Quebecor Inc. president and CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said...

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...

Growing CRTC cost awards delays ‘problem for everybody’

Media | 12/18/2018 7:44 pm EST

Increases in how long the CRTC takes to pay public interest groups to participate in proceedings not only represent an existential crisis for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) but also a wider problem that could harm the involvement of other consumer organizations,...

Cultural sector reaches out to Rodriguez

Media | 09/19/2018 6:12 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has met with creative groups in his first registered lobby...

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...

Andrew Scheer shuffles Heritage, Industry critics

Media | 09/07/2018 4:36 pm EDT

Opposition Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has shuffled his caucus's shadow cabinet in the lead up to...

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...

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, replacing the embattled Mélanie Joly, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday. Rodriguez has “a lot” of previous experience with this portfolio, independent...