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Competition Bureau appoints professor as advisor on digital economy

Internet and Governance | 07/10/2024 3:31 pm EDT

Heski Bar-Isaac. Photo courtesy of University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.The Competition Bureau has brought on an expert in economics for a short-term position as part of its efforts to boost competition in digital and platform markets, while it...

Iristel battle over millions in denied tax credits best suited for Tax Court, Supreme Court rules

telecom | 07/04/2024 4:52 pm EDT

SCC sets Canadian jurisdiction in Facebook privacy caseIristel Inc.’s fight to get back millions of dollars in denied tax credits hit a roadblock at the Supreme Court of Canada, as the court ruled the company’s arguments are...

CMPA accuses Corus of non-compliance, seeks appeal of regulatory relief

Media | 06/13/2024 9:31 pm EDT

Broadcasters need mandated contributions: CMPAThe Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) is asking the Federal Court...

Class action suit against SiriusXM announced following Competition Bureau fine

Media | 06/13/2024 1:29 pm EDT

Class action suit against SiriusXM announced following Competition Bureau fineA Toronto law firm is launching a class action suit against SiriusXM Radio...

Bell appeal case against CRTC fibre access decision underway

telecom | 04/19/2024 10:43 pm EDT

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)BCE Inc.’s appeal against the CRTC’s November decision to require the...

Social media companies sued by school boards in Ontario

Internet and Governance | 03/28/2024 5:12 pm EDT

TikTok's logo on an iPhone.Four Ontario school boards have launched a lawsuit against three social...

Court authorizes class action lawsuit for phone unlocking fees

telecom | 03/05/2024 6:40 pm EST

CRTC seeks info on international roaming ratesThe Superior Court of Quebec has authorized a class action lawsuit against several major telecom companies for allegedly abusive fees charged to customers to unlock their mobile phones. Consumers living in Quebec who paid an unlocking fee between Aug. 14, 2014 and Dec. 1,...

Court rejects station’s request for Rogers to disclose subscriber info

Media | 03/04/2024 3:32 pm EST

CRTC defers radio filings for two years to focus on Online Streaming ActThe Superior Court of Quebec has dismissed a request from RNC Media Inc. to...

Court denies stay in Bell vs CRTC case

telecom | 02/12/2024 4:40 pm EST

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed BCE Inc.’s motion for a stay against the CRTC’s decision to...

CBC to pay costs to Ontario after losing case before Supreme Court

Media | 02/02/2024 4:16 pm EST

CBC to pay costs to Ontario after losing case before Supreme CourtCBC/Radio Canada has been ordered to pay costs after it lost a case over...

Rogers sisters leave board of directors in private settlement

telecom | 01/17/2024 3:07 pm EST

Melinda and Edward Rogers (photos via Rogers).Melinda Rogers-Hixon and Martha Rogers are retiring from the telecom...

Supreme Court dismisses leaves to appeal in CBC, Samsung cases

Media | 01/11/2024 4:36 pm EST

Supreme Court to hear Telus’ appeal of CRTC access to public infrastructure decisionCBC/Radio-Canada will not be permitted to appeal a lower court’s ruling...

Supreme Court to hear Telus’ appeal of CRTC access to public infrastructure decision

telecom | 12/07/2023 6:16 pm EST

Supreme Court to hear Telus’ appeal of CRTC access to public infrastructure decisionThe Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will hear Telus...

Pending class action from prisoners’ families against Bell lands on CRTC desk

telecom | 11/28/2023 1:36 pm EST

Nova Scotia Department of Justice failed privacy obligations: watchdog On a day in July, 2016, a man received eight long-distance collect calls from his son, who was in pre-trial custody and in solitary confinement in the Ontario Kenora Jail. The...

Bell files leave to appeal over CRTC decision to renew its licence without hearing

Media | 10/16/2023 5:45 pm EDT

The front entrance of the Bell Canada building on Albert Street in Ottawa on Nov. 2, 2021 (photo by Andrew Meade)BCE Inc. filed an application with the Federal Court of Appeal for leave to...

Bell sends letter to appeal court backing Rogers; PKP not surprised

telecom | 09/07/2023 5:09 pm EDT

On Rogers-Shaw, Champagne faces policy choiceBCE Inc. is backing Rogers Communications Inc. in its appeal over a CRTC...

Rogers countersues ex-CEO Joe Natale

telecom | 09/05/2023 6:37 pm EDT

Competition Bureau MVNO proposal ‘punts the problem’: NataleRogers Communications Inc. is countersuing ex-CEO Joe Natale, arguing he should pay back the severance...

Class action suit against Facebook can proceed, SCC

Internet and Governance | 08/31/2023 5:03 pm EDT

CRTC consulting on new radio stations in Northern OntarioA class action lawsuit against Meta Platforms Inc. over age discrimination can move forward, after the...

Quebec court denies Videotron’s appeal in Bell lawsuit

telecom | 08/23/2023 6:14 pm EDT

Quebec court denies Videotron's appeal in Bell lawsuitThe Quebec Court of Appeal has denied an application for leave to appeal from Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron regarding its ongoing $50 million lawsuit from BCE Inc.’s Bell Mobility.  In a June 29 decision Justice Robert Mainville rejected the telco’s request to appeal...

Rebel News case against Al Jazeera turned down by SCC

Media | 08/03/2023 5:07 pm EDT

Rebel News case against Al Jazeera turned down by SCCThe Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear two appeals brought by Rebel News Network Ltd. against...

Rogers and TVA secure site-blocking order against illegal baseball live streams

telecom | 07/19/2023 4:26 pm EDT

CCSA decries Shaw’s plan to cut satellite serviceThe Federal Court has issued a site-blocking order against several alleged...

Bell files suit against copper thief who left 1,000 customers without service

telecom | 06/28/2023 5:54 pm EDT

Bell files suit against copper thief who left 1,000 customers without serviceOnce again BCE Inc. has filed suit against a copper thief who vandalized...

Arguments begin in NHL site-blocking case before Federal Court

Media | 11/10/2022 4:24 pm EST

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek first-ever 'dynamic' site-blocking orderArguments began Thursday in a Federal Court case that would see pirated...

Supreme Court declines to hear three telecom appeals

telecom | 11/10/2022 4:17 pm EST

Supreme Court declines to hear three telecom appealsIn a series of rulings issued on Thursday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed appeals in three...

Court denies China Mobile request for stay of Gov. order to vacate

telecom | 12/08/2021 10:49 am EST

Court denies China Mobile request for stay of Gov. order to vacateA telecommunications provider owned by the Chinese government has lost its...

Francophone music group loses CanCon case against CRTC

Media | 11/02/2021 4:12 pm EDT

Francophone music group loses CanCon case against CRTCA group representing Francophone and Acadian musicians outside Quebec has...

Bell, Rogers, and Quebecor seek larger damages from set-top box seller

Media | 10/27/2021 5:13 pm EDT

Canadians split between traditional, online viewing: MTMBCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., and Quebecor Inc.  have turned to...

Bell, Rogers, Quebecor apply for extended site-blocking in GoldTV

Media | 10/26/2021 9:30 am EDT

Telecoms’ site-blocking court request ‘draconian,’ TekSavvy arguesA trio of Canada's biggest broadcasters has asked the Federal Court for a renewal of Canada's first ever site-blocking order, two years after the original blocking order was...

Court orders Google to turn over documents to Competition Bureau

Media | 10/22/2021 6:06 pm EDT

Court orders Google to turn over documents to Competition BureauThe Federal Court has ordered Alphabet Inc.'s Google to turn over a number...

Quebecor’s spectrum winnings an ‘unfair cost advantage,’ Telus tells Federal Court

Media | 10/19/2021 7:16 pm EDT

Quebecor's spectrum winnings an 'unfair cost advantage,' Telus tells Federal CourtA Federal Court injunction stopping the Department...

Man fined $40,000 for selling set-top boxes

Media | 09/30/2021 4:49 pm EDT

Canadians split between traditional, online viewing: MTMA federal court judge has fined a pre-loaded set top box seller $40,000 for being in contempt of an...

Google seeks to appeal court decision on PIPEDA application 

Media | 09/29/2021 4:47 pm EDT

Google CanadaAlphabet Inc.'s Google is appealing a July court decision that determined...

China Mobile fights back in court against Gov. order to shut down

telecom | 09/09/2021 6:23 pm EDT

China Mobile fights back in court against Gov. order to shut downChina Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. is going to court to fight an August order in council from the federal government that directed the company to shut down its...

Federal Court orders content pirates to pay millions to Bell, Rogers, Videotron

Media | 08/11/2021 5:14 pm EDT

Canadians split between traditional, online viewing: MTMA Federal Court judge ordered three pirate TV services to pay more than $29...

Iristel fight against CRA’s wage subsidiary denial survives appeal

telecom | 08/03/2021 5:28 pm EDT

Freedom cites ‘suspicious patterns’ in Iristel traffic pumping caseIristel Inc. will continue to challenge the Canada Revenue Authority’s...

Court of appeal dismisses Quebecor challenge in TVA Sports fight with Bell

telecom | 07/30/2021 10:49 am EDT

Court of appeal dismisses Quebecor challenge in TVA Sports fight with BellThe Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by Quebecor Inc. to...

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses BDUs’ appeal of distant signal tariffs

telecom | 07/23/2021 6:34 pm EDT

A cell tower with a blue sky in the background.The Federal Court of Appeal ruled Friday partially in favour of a group...

Quebec judge approves Apple class action settlement

telecom | 05/18/2021 4:09 pm EDT

Quebec judge approves Apple class action settlementA Quebec judge has approved a settlement agreement in a class action between Apple Inc. and consumers who...

Bell suing Videotron over permanent roaming claims

telecom | 05/05/2021 6:37 pm EDT

Bell suing Videotron over permanent roaming claimsBCE Inc. is suing Quebecor Inc.’s Videotron, escalating their battle over wireless customers allegedly...

Alberta judge denies injunction in Super Channel piracy suit

Media | 05/03/2021 5:43 pm EDT

An Alberta judge shot down a request from Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc. for an injunction against Best Buy Canada Ltd., Staples Canada ULC, Canada Computers Inc., and London Drugs Limited as part of...

LinkedIn disputes privacy breach claims

Media | 04/29/2021 5:19 pm EDT

LinkedIn disputes privacy breach claimsProfessional networking platform LinkedIn will have its applications for a summary trial heard in the...