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CACTUS thorn in side of Rogers’ plan for community stations

The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) is opposing a plan by Rogers Communications Inc. to change the conditions of service for linear community programming. The association filed an intervention with the CRTC on June 12. The Toronto communications giant is seeking to...


Class action suit against SiriusXM announced following Competition Bureau fine

A Toronto law firm is launching a class action suit against SiriusXM Radio Canada Inc. and SiriusXM Canada Holdings Inc. over its pricing arrangements. The company has already been fined $3.3 million by the Competition Bureau for misleading advertising on prices. The proposed action alleges that the...


Sylvain Lafrance named chair of Telefilm Canada

Sylvain Lafrance has been appointed the new chair of Telefilm Canada, effective Thursday. His term will run for five years. He is currently an adjunct professor at HEC Montreal and director of its Media Management Hub. He also chairs the board of directors of TV5, a position he will be resigning from. ...

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