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Tories announce changes to critics positions

Media | 02/22/2022 3:12 pm EST

Interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen shuffled her shadow cabinet on Tuesday, moving some MPs into new responsibilities. Chauveau MP Gérard Deltell is now critic for innovation, science and industry, replacing British Columbia MP Ed Fast. Fast is now the finance...

RCMP looking to expand its digital policing services

telecom | 09/22/2021 6:37 pm EDT

The RCMP is seeking to expand its digital policing services, months after the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) found that it violated the law by using mass surveillance technology. The RCMP intends to award two contracts -- each for three years plus two one-year...

StatCan looks to include digitization with new well-being measurements

Media | 07/12/2021 4:50 pm EDT

According to a Statistics Canada study, in order to better measure the well-being or quality of life and progress of nations, digitization needs to be taken into account, among other trends, in “a...

Heritage working groups examining regulation of online content

Media | 07/30/2019 3:17 pm EDT

Heritage Canada has commissioned seven working groups that are looking at...

Competition Bureau adds new digital enforcement officer post

Media | 07/02/2019 4:22 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau has created a new chief digital enforcement officer position and has appointed George McDonald, currently a senior account leader at IBM Corp., to the role.  Effective...

CRTC asks whether streaming spending should count toward CPE

Media | 03/28/2019 5:16 pm EDT

The CRTC wants to update both its Canadian Programming Expenditure policy and its annual broadcasting survey to reflect the growth of streaming and other digital options and is asking for input on how...

CRTC outlines potential moves on Harnessing Change suggestions

Media | 09/06/2018 5:41 pm EDT

The CRTC said Thursday it is considering taking action on potential changes it outlined in a May report looking at programming distribution models. The Harnessing Change report recommended a number of changes to the Canadian content system, including a new approach to funding content that would include contributions from telecom service providers and see online services make “equitable” contributions. In its forecast for 2019-2020, released Thursday, the CRTC confirmed it will consider implementing some of the changes identified in that report over that time frame. That includes...

Canada touts wins on copyright, culture in TPP deal

Media | 01/24/2018 3:17 pm EST

The Canadian government announced Tuesday it has reached an agreement with 10 other countries taking part in the negotiations of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). It said it had...