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C-18 would harm trust in Canadian media: former CRTC chair; secrecy of deals harms trust: Tyee publisher

Media | 09/27/2022 5:44 pm EDT

As the House of Commons Heritage committee Tuesday continued its study of the government's plan to force tech giant platforms to pay Canadian news organizations for their...

UPDATED: Conservatives reject new C-10 charter statement

Media | 05/13/2021 2:21 pm EDT

The Conservative Party Thursday accused the Liberals of “trying to hide behind a smoke screen,” calling the Justice Minister David Lametti’s new charter statement on Bill C-10, a revision to the Broadcasting Act, nothing more than a letter.   “Although the...

Former CRTC commissioners criticize Harnessing Change report

Media | 11/07/2018 7:15 pm EST

TORONTO —  The idea of cross-subsidization of industries did not find...

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...

Gov’t posts CRTC vice-chair job

Media | 09/06/2017 4:19 pm EDT

The federal government is searching for a replacement for Peter Menzies, following his early departure from his role as vice-chairman of telecom at the CRTC. A job opening was posted to the government’s appointments...

Ex-CRTC vice-chair makes Super Bowl simsub reversal prediction

Media | 09/06/2017 1:07 pm EDT

Former CRTC vice-chairman of telecom Peter Menzies is predicting that new...

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 telecom, the CRTC will be left operating with only four commissioners and an interim chairwoman with...

Peter Menzies leaving CRTC in July

Media | 06/27/2017 12:41 pm EDT

The CRTC’s vice-chairman of telecom, Peter Menzies, is leaving the CRTC nearly a year before the end of...

Highlight data as ‘key contract term’ in Wireless Code: CCTS

telecom | 02/09/2017 10:21 pm EST

The Wireless Code should be amended so that it codifies data as a “key contract term” in wireless contracts, the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS) argued...

Don’t divorce handset, service pricing: wireless providers

telecom | 02/07/2017 10:15 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Changing the rules so that the cost of a wireless device is divorced from a monthly service payment on a customer’s bill would take a considerable amount of work 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...

No proven harm from differential pricing: Bell

Media | 11/01/2016 9:41 pm EDT

GATINEAU — The CRTC shouldn’t take the non-participation in this week’s hearing by content providers who might eventually benefit from zero-rating and other differential pricing practices as non-interest, a...

Commission hears data cap debate

telecom | 04/27/2016 7:59 pm EDT

CRTC commissioners presiding over the basic services hearing continued to hear conflicting opinions over the effectiveness and necessity of including data caps in Internet packages Wednesday. The idea of enshrining a minimum...

In ‘unusual’ move, Blais calls for national digital strategy

telecom | 04/18/2016 10:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The ongoing basic services hearing may be the “last, best chance” for the CRTC and the stakeholders appearing before its five-person panel to formulate some...

Advocacy groups ask CRTC for subsidies, to ‘champion’ Internet access

telecom | 04/14/2016 8:02 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — CRTC commissioners drilled into what should constitute a need versus a want when it comes to access to broadband Internet Thursday, during the fourth day of a three-week hearing...

Too early to decide on fibre-network regulation: Competition Bureau

telecom | 11/24/2014 9:30 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — CRTC Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said during the first day of the CRTC’s hearing into its wholesale wireline regulations that his commission needs to be a “doctor” rather than a “coroner” for the telecom industry. In an exchange with Patrick Hughes, a senior economist at the Competition Bureau, Blais said the commission must anticipate changes in the telecom industry in order to enact effective regulation. In its filings to the CRTC, the...

Telus, Eastlink provide opposing perspectives on wholesale regulation

telecom | 09/30/2014 9:23 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC on Tuesday got opposing opinions on the need for wholesale wireless market regulation from two wireless carriers with very different perspectives. Incumbent carrier...

Has the time come to make broadband a basic service?

telecom | 06/18/2014 7:27 pm EDT

As the CRTC is set to reconsider what constitutes a basic telecommunications service, some voices are saying that it’s about time to include broadband Internet in that definition. Under current rules, basic service includes...

CRTC to launch voluntary broadband measurement program: Menzies

telecom | 11/13/2013 3:28 pm EST

TORONTO—The CRTC will launch next spring a “national broadband measurement project” that will analyze the performance of Canadian Internet connections from the subscriber’s...