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CWTA tells panel review MVNOs would hurt investment, rural access

telecom | 03/11/2019 2:20 pm EDT

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) took aim at mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in its submission to the ongoing review of Canada’s communications legislation. “While mandating access to facilities-based carriers’ networks would negatively impact investment by all facilities-based carriers, investment by new entrants and regional providers will be particularly impacted,” the wireless industry group said. It said that effect would be "particularly...

Few internet giants weighed in to BTLR, submission list shows

telecom | 03/08/2019 4:13 pm EST

The panel in charge of reviewing the broadcasting and telecom acts received comments from a number of non-industry parties, such as provincial governments and police services, while some of the biggest online companies in the world, including Amazon.com Inc., did not submit...

CRTC changes position on MVNOs, proposes mandated access

telecom | 02/28/2019 4:17 pm EST

The CRTC has reversed its long-held position that mobile virtual network...

‘Competition’ definition key to impact of new CRTC directive: experts

telecom | 02/27/2019 6:08 pm EST

The new policy direction for the CRTC announced by the federal government...

Double CBC funding, CMG tells communications review

Media | 02/22/2019 3:59 pm EST

The real value of the funding CBC/Radio-Canada receives has slipped significantly due to inflation, the...

Odds of Huawei ban have increased in recent months: analyst

telecom | 02/05/2019 4:26 pm EST

The likelihood Canada will ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from...

CBC president likens Netflix to colonialism

Media | 01/31/2019 4:27 pm EST

OTTAWA — CBC/Radio-Canada’s president Catherine Tait compared Netflix Inc.’s worldwide presence to the damage done by European colonialism, comments she made at a high-profile industry event Thursday where representatives from every sector of Canadian...

Innovation, rural development ministers get new parlsecs

telecom | 01/29/2019 12:38 pm EST

Quebec MP Rémi Massé will replace David Lametti as the parliamentary...

US files charges against Huawei in two cases

telecom | 01/28/2019 6:49 pm EST

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a highly-anticipated criminal case against Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Monday, issuing a spate of charges against the company, two affiliates and its chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou,...

Gaming companies bristle after review panel suggests they’re broadcasters

Media | 01/28/2019 4:05 pm EST

A meeting with individuals leading the federal government’s review of...

Scott Bradley leaves Huawei

telecom | 01/11/2019 5:04 pm EST

Scott Bradley, vice-president of corporate affairs at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.’s Canadian division, has left the company. Bradley had been with Huawei for eight...

ARIN asks Parliament to require ISPs to maintain Whois info

telecom | 01/04/2019 6:21 pm EST

The organization responsible for allocating IP numbers to intermediaries in...

Top telecom and media stories to watch for in 2019

Media | 12/21/2018 5:46 pm EST

As the new year begins, the months ahead promise a new spectrum auction, new CRTC announcements on...

Huawei 5G decision won’t be made based on politics: Trudeau

telecom | 12/19/2018 5:14 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will rely on expert...

CEO says Copyright Board to ‘run tighter ship’

Media | 12/06/2018 12:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Copyright Board will work to address long-standing criticism over how long it takes to issue decisions, including by implementing new regulations, CEO Nathalie Théberge told members of the House industry committee....

Ontario’s increasing social media advertising worries AG

Media | 12/05/2018 5:25 pm EST

Ontario’s auditor general is raising concerns about a legal "loophole" that allows for partisan government advertising, after the province’s digital ad spending jumped for a third year in a row. Ad buys on social media platforms peaked at $5.95 million this year,...

Elections chief to Senate: give OPC oversight over party privacy policies

Media | 11/30/2018 3:09 pm EST

The head of Elections Canada is urging the government to give the privacy...

Facebook to cooperate with French regulators on pilot project

Media | 11/13/2018 4:26 pm EST

The French government will work with Facebook Inc. on a new initiative to...

Canada joins allies in calling out Russian cyberattacks

telecom | 10/04/2018 5:11 pm EDT

The Canadian government took part in a coordinated international effort...

Feds paid $190,000 in late-fees to telecoms: documents

telecom | 09/21/2018 6:31 pm EDT

The federal government spent at least $190,600 on late-payment fees and interest charges to telecom companies since September 2016, according to documents tabled recently in Parliament. The bulk of the payments went to BCE Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc., who made at...

CSE defends network security as Tories press on Huawei concerns

telecom | 09/20/2018 8:51 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Officials from Canada’s cyber-spy agency defended the security of Canada’s telecommunications systems and allowing Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd equipment to operate on them, as MPs...

Bryan Adams asked Trudeau, Harper to change Copyright Act

Media | 09/18/2018 2:32 pm EDT

OTTAWA -- Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams is asking Canadian lawmakers to...

Canadian privacy watchdogs urge privacy laws for political parties

Media | 09/17/2018 2:01 pm EDT

Canada's federal, provincial and territorial privacy watchdogs collectively...

Péladeau steps down as PQ leader

Media | 05/02/2016 7:46 pm EDT

Pierre Karl Péladeau announced Monday he is resigning as the leader of Quebec’s Parti Québécois, citing family reasons. Quebecor Inc. said in a press release following the announcement that it...

Joly non-committal on $150M in extra funding for CBC

Media | 02/02/2016 10:08 pm EST

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is refusing to specify that the CBC will receive the $150 million in extra funding the Liberal government promised during last year’s election, despite receiving questions on the subject from...