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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 Office announced Thursday that MP Will Amos is now in as the parliamentary secretary for innovation and industry. Amos was his party’s point person on the rural broadband initiative known as M-208, and testified before the industry committee about the increasing importance of rural broadband back in June. For heritage, the new parliamentary secretaries are MPs...

CRTC broadband fund rollout criticized at industry committee

telecom | 06/07/2019 1:16 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Liberal MP William Amos, the MP who brought forward a motion compelling the House industry committee to study the issue of rural broadband, said Thursday that he's "very disappointed" with the CRTC's decision to restrict the first round of applications for its $750 million broadband fund to projects in the North. The remarks came as the House industry committee grilled the CRTC's executive director of telecommunications Christopher Seidl about commission chairman Ian Scott’s announcement on Wednesday that the fund would initially focus on the territories and the far north....

Redirect voice subsidy to broadband, CRTC panel hears

telecom | 04/21/2016 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — With the use of landlines declining across the country, the money collected for the provision of universal phone service should be reallocated to cover areas of the country underserved by broadband...