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Iristel, EBox, DHX among new lobby registrations

Media | 02/21/2017 9:54 pm EST

The start of the new year was marked by new registrations for new and not-so-new companies and groups in the federal lobbyists’ registry. Iristel Inc. registered to lobby the federal government as of Jan. 13 with consultant Eric Rothschild, who, according to the registry filing “will discuss with CRTC staff & Commissioners and staff at Innovation, Science and Economic Development potential funding available for telecommunications infrastructure.” Rothschild will also be speaking to the CRTC about “telecommunications services and policy...

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 sources said. Four people familiar with the issue spoke on a background basis to The Wire Report this week and said the government will trim the commission by allowing four national commissioner positions to remain vacant as those terms expire. “It’s a fact that they’re looking at downsizing the commission,” one person with knowledge of the process said, adding that the...