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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 again appointed the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The news came in a Tuesday press release a few...

Feds launch copyright framework consultation for AI and IoT   

Media | 07/16/2021 6:17 pm EDT

Canada wants to hear from stakeholders on how to modernize the Copyright Act to better include protections for new innovations and investments as new technologies develop. Friday, Heritage Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) launched its consultation to update the copyright framework for artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to ensure the act “remains responsive to modern realities and that Canada's copyright framework continues to be...

Guilbeault setting guidelines for diverse content online

Media | 06/30/2021 4:17 pm EDT

In order to encourage more diverse content online, Heritage Minister Steven...

NDP says Libs are to blame for C-10 delays as HoC passes ‘gag order’

Media | 06/07/2021 6:26 pm EDT

The Liberals and the Bloc Québécois cooperated to pass a motion in the...

Bill C-10 does not impact net neutrality: Guilbeault 

Media | 05/25/2021 6:20 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault says Bill C-10 -- the Liberal government's update of the Broadcasting Act, which now allows for the regulation of content on social media platforms -- will have no...

Heritage committee votes to limit CRTC social media regulatory powers

Media | 05/19/2021 5:52 pm EDT

The House of Commons’ Heritage Committee resumed its work on the government's update to the Broadcasting Act by narrowly voting to restrict the CRTC’s regulatory powers in...

Heritage and Justice ministers to appear before CHPC to address charter concerns

Media | 05/10/2021 6:25 pm EDT

The House of Commons’ Heritage Committee is moving forward with a charter...

Liberals pause move for new charter analysis of C-10

Media | 04/30/2021 7:09 pm EDT

A House of Commons Heritage committee debate on whether or not to have the Government's update to the broadcasting Broadcasting Act sent back to the Minister of Justice for charter compliance review -- after it removed a clause...

International cooperation needed in dealing with online exploitation: Lametti

Media | 04/12/2021 5:59 pm EDT

In order for the federal government to best deal with sexual exploitation...

Experts question effectiveness of online harm regulator

Media | 03/31/2021 6:03 pm EDT

Panelists reflecting Wednesday on Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s...

Local news funding needed in C-10: Bell

Media | 03/22/2021 6:07 pm EDT

As the House of Commons Heritage committee hearings on the government's proposed update to the...

C-10 regulations ‘Kafkaesque’: Quebecor’s PKP

Media | 03/12/2021 5:42 pm EST

Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau told MPs at a Friday meeting of the House of Commons Heritage committee that the government initiative to overhaul the Broadcasting Act, known as Bill C-10, should focus more on deregulating existing traditional Canadian media.  "For traditional broadcasters -- those that showcase...

C-10 policy direction draft will be subject to public scrutiny before being issued

Media | 03/08/2021 6:15 pm EST

Stakeholders from across the broadcasting sector will have a chance to comment on a draft of the policy direction that will shape how the CRTC applies the forthcoming update to the Broadcast Act, officials from the Department of Canadian Heritage have said.  Under the government’s proposed update to the Broadcasting Act, known as Bill C-10, foreign streaming platforms like Netflix, Inc. would be brought under the regulatory framework of the CRTC, though it will be up to the CRTC to...

Facebook’s Australian news blockade won’t deter us: Guilbeault

Media | 02/18/2021 4:50 pm EST

The day after Facebook Inc. made good on its threat to block all news from...

Bloc pushes for web giants to support Canadian media

Media | 02/17/2021 5:10 pm EST

The Bloc Québécois is pushing the federal government to take “urgent” action to support local media by imposing new taxes on web giants such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc.  In the House of Commons...

Bill C-10 only a ‘temporary approach’ to regulating online services: Friends

Media | 02/05/2021 5:39 pm EST

In a preliminary study on the government's overhaul of the Broadcasting Act...

Official language minority groups ask to be included in Broadcasting Act overhaul

Media | 02/01/2021 5:44 pm EST

The government’s draft legislation to reform Canada’s Broadcasting Act must be amended to explicitly include official language minority communities, stakeholders told the House of Commons heritage committee Monday, during its first hearing into Bill C-10. Representatives of the Fédération culturelle canadienne-française and the Quebec English-language Production Council both told the committee that the Bill should be amended to specifically reference the communities, which consist of Anglophones in Quebec and Francophones in the rest of Canada. QEPC co-chair Kenneth Hirsch said the legislation reforming the broadcasting sector was “more desperately needed than anything...

CBC employees pen open letter, petition gov. seeking CRTC investigation of branded content

Media | 12/09/2020 5:38 pm EST

Impatient with the progress of a month-old Part 1...

Bell’s Bibic gives a ‘tip of the hat’ on Broadcast Act update

Media | 11/05/2020 6:26 pm EST

BCE Inc. CEO Mirko Bibic praised the updates to the Broadcasting Act...

Digital platforms won’t fight or flee new regulations, Guilbeault says

Media | 11/04/2020 5:46 pm EST

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault isn’t concerned about potential...

Broadcast Act updates not comprehensive enough: NDP, Conservatives

Media | 11/03/2020 6:44 pm EST

The Liberal government’s proposed updates to the Broadcasting Act have...

CRTC to have ‘roughly nine months’ to act on Broadcasting Act update

Media | 11/03/2020 11:11 am EST

The Liberal government’s long-awaited update to the Broadcasting Act...

Google $1B news initiative won’t stop new legislation, gov’t says

Media | 10/01/2020 7:34 pm EDT

An announcement Thursday from Alphabet Inc.'s Google that it would put...

Production sector to receive $50M in gov’t insurance support

Media | 09/25/2020 4:52 pm EDT

Independent producers will be able to access a $50 million insurance...

Guilbeault doubles down on web giant legislation plans

Media | 09/03/2020 5:06 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault Wednesday denounced what he called...

Committee studies, reports on hold as Parliament prorogued

telecom | 08/18/2020 6:38 pm EDT

With Tuesday's prorogation of Parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has put the brakes on a number of telecom-related studies underway in various House of Commons committees.  The House industry committee had been working on a pair of reports, one about how to deal...

Broadcaster pushes for new multilingual channel as COVID lobbying continues

Media | 07/14/2020 3:33 pm EDT

An Ontario-based ethnic broadcaster lobbying the government for funding to...

Pandemic has increased need for privacy rights, OPC told Guilbealt 

Media | 06/30/2020 5:08 pm EDT

COVID-19 has made privacy rights even more important, the federal privacy commissioner’s office told Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault in May. A presentation prepared by the Office of the...

Q3 ‘very tough’ for Corus as ad revenues plummet

Media | 06/26/2020 3:27 pm EDT

The financial impacts of COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to a “very tough quarter” for Corus...

Gov’t to introduce web giant, CanCon, news legislation in fall: Guilbeault

Media | 06/16/2020 3:00 pm EDT

Legislation modernizing Canada’s Broadcasting Act is “pretty much...

Guilbeault details $500M relief for arts and culture

telecom | 05/08/2020 5:02 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault Friday released more details on how a  previously-announced $500-million aid package to support the cultural sector will work. The program, officially known as the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport...

Government waives licence fees for broadcasters

Media | 03/30/2020 6:04 pm EDT

Canadian radio and TV broadcasters won’t have to pay licence fees for 2020-21 in a bid to help them navigate declines in advertising revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault announced the...

Confusion over Guilbeault remarks on BTLR online news recs

Media | 02/03/2020 1:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — On Monday Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault, with some help...

‘Clock ticking’ on new content rules for web giants, Guilbeault says

Media | 01/13/2020 2:30 pm EST

The Liberal government's minority mandate means it will have to move fast...

Amos, Dabrusin, van Koesverden in as new parlsecs

Media | 12/12/2019 3:23 pm EST

As the new Parliament gets up and running following the election of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to a minority government, there are also some changes to the ranks of parliamentary secretaries as well.  The Prime Minister’s...