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Gov’t posts CRTC commissioner job for B.C./Yukon

Media | 04/23/2018 12:44 pm EDT

The federal government has a new job posting for a CRTC commissioner for British Columbia and Yukon to replace Stephen Simpson, whose term ends June 22. The deadline for applications for the Vancouver-based position, which pays between $142,800 and $168,000 a year, is May 17. Also currently vacant is the post for a commissioner for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The government has been looking for someone to fill that role since Candice Molnar’s term ended in January 2017....

Need to be proactive, can’t be reactive on radio trends: Bell, Rogers

Media | 11/09/2017 7:04 pm EST

TORONTO — If there’s one thing radio players can do to be successful in an industry that has faced new competition in recent years, it is to start putting more time and...

Radio still big among Canadians: MTM

Media | 06/05/2017 2:19 pm EDT

Radio still factors heavily into the daily lives of anglophone Canadians, with local stations providing some of the most popular content, according to a new Media Technology Monitor (MTM) report. The Thursday report by MTM, a...

Radio will fend of challengers with local content: Simpson

Media | 05/19/2017 4:31 pm EDT

Radio will continue to thrive in a competitive environment because it...

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...

Bell Media ‘comfortable’ with Crave, president tells CRTC

Media | 11/29/2016 11:22 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — BCE Inc. has to take both offensive and defensive positions when facing off against international competitors, the company told the CRTC Tuesday, as it took its...

PIAC says customers need better skinny basic info

Media | 09/08/2016 9:12 pm EDT

GATINEAU — On the final day of a two-day hearing, consumer groups told a CRTC panel that the regulator should set standards for how companies present information about their skinny-basic packages, while CRTC commissioner Jean-Pierre Blais implied consumers also have some responsibility to inform themselves. The argument was brought forward when the panel questioned the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) and the Union des consommateurs, both of which said that there should be a standard way companies present information about the skinny basic and various packages, to allow consumers...

Tories to phase out CRTC national commissioners, sources say

Media | 02/01/2013 2:55 pm EST

The Conservative federal government will allow the CRTC’s decision-making panel to shrink in size and has told some sitting commissioners that their expiring terms will not be renewed, industry...