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Consultation will be held for exemption under Bill C-18, committee votes down amendment to force negotiation with all outlets

The committee studying the Online News Act unanimously voted to include a clause in Bill C-18 that would ensure that the CRTC can hold public consultations regarding exemptions from mandatory bargaining and other regulations under the bill, for digital news intermediaries (such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google)...


CRTC imposes AMPs on Net2Web and its director

The CRTC is fining telecommunications service provider Net2Web Inc. an administrative monetary penalty (AMP) of $50,000 for failing to become a participant in the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services Inc. (CCTS). In its Monday decision, the CRTC also stated that it was fining Net2Web...


Tandy Yull rejoins CAB as regulatory VP

Tandy Yull is returning to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters as Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs. She arrives from the CRTC, where she was Senior Manager of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Yull was the CAB’s Manager of Television Policy and Social Issues until 1999, when she joined the...

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