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Bell, Rogers re-raise site-blocking request to MPs

Media | 10/16/2018 3:43 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. are asking the House heritage committee to amend parts of the copyright and telecommunications acts to compel a number of intermediaries to take down websites that make available pirated content, resurrecting a request the companies spearheaded that was denied by the CRTC earlier this month. Tuesday’s recommendation is not new, as it was raised in front of the House of Commons industry committee in late September. However, earlier this month, the CRTC rejected the FairPlay Canada application that sought to impose a website-blocking system...

Lametti, Casey take on Heritage, ISED roles

Media | 01/26/2017 8:23 pm EST

The Ministers of Canadian Heritage and Innovation, Science and Economic Development have new understudies. In a Thursday press release, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a makeover to his roster of parliamentary secretaries — who assist and support ministers in portfolio work and public duties — naming 34 people to new or renewed positions that will take effect on Jan. 30. Quebec MP David Lametti is the new parliamentary secretary to the Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, replacing Gatineau, Que., MP Greg Fergus. Lametti, formerly the parliamentary secretary...