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MPs onside with alcohol ad standards

telecom | 12/13/2018 11:57 am EST

An industry group has created a code of conduct governing the content and application of beer advertising, which will affect how beer is advertised on TV, radio and online. Beer Canada created the “Responsible Advertising and Marketing Code,” updated in late...

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 Parliament returning for its fall sitting –- including two MPs with key critic roles tasked with watching communications and cultural policy. Quebec MP Steven Blaney...

CPC Heritage critic Van Loan leaving politics

Media | 07/30/2018 2:25 pm EDT

Heritage shadow minister Peter Van Loan will no longer be an MP as of Sept. 30, according to a statement...

Music Canada asks MPs for action on radio royalties, copy levy

Media | 05/29/2018 4:48 pm EDT

The federal government should remove a 20-year-old radio royalty exception, allow royalties for music used in soundtracks, and extend copyright terms and the private copying levy, Music Canada told...

Future reviews to determine much of DigiCanCon strategy: experts

Media | 09/28/2017 11:25 am EDT

OTTAWA — While the response to the long-awaited results of Heritage...

Bernier retakes ISED critic role

telecom | 08/30/2017 3:06 pm EDT

Former Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has regained his position as Innovation critic, Opposition leader...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals retransmitted in Canada back on the government’s agenda as it enters into renegotiations of its free-trade agreement with the U.S. and Mexico. The U.S. Television Coalition,...

CCSA leads March lobbying pack

Media | 04/21/2017 8:39 pm EDT

The Canadian Cable Systems Alliance (CCSA) led the telecom field for lobbying the federal government in March, logging 15 communication reports for the month, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry. Those...

Debate resumes on CBC-privatization bill, vote deferred

Media | 04/10/2017 6:57 pm EDT

OTTAWA — A Conservative backbencher’s bill to privatize CBC/Radio-Canada found a little more support from party colleagues in the House of Commons Monday, but it likely...

CBC execs talk digital shift, competition at Heritage committee

Media | 10/25/2016 9:34 pm EDT

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada has prioritized a shift to digital platforms to reach all Canadians, but ensuring they are able to access those platforms isn’t part of the public...

Copyright-term extension bill introduced

Media | 06/20/2016 8:59 pm EDT

A private members’ bill introduced on the last day of Parliament’s session seeks to extend the current copyright terms for authors and composers, from 50 years after their death to 70 years. Peter Van Loan, the...