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Telecoms, broadcasters lobbying on COVID-19 effects

| 04/21/2020 5:28 pm EDT

Telecom and media companies, including Quebecor Inc. and Corus Entertainment Inc., have begun adding COVID-19-related registrations to their lobby files in recent weeks. On April 15, Corus added “discussions of COVID-19-related financial impacts and potential government responses” to the registration under its CEO Doug Murphy. In late March, Corus’ consultant lobbyist Sarina Rehal also registered to lobby on the effects of COVID-19 on the company. She reported a communication with Mathieu Bouchard, chief of staff for Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault under that registration on March...

Internet Society lobbies on project to get ahead of IoT vulnerabilities

telecom | 10/17/2019 5:33 pm EDT

The Canadian chapter of the Internet Society (ISCC) is looking to embark on a broad scale project involving foreign and local governments, civil society and industry to tackle...

Local Quebec radio groups want more gov’t ads

Media | 09/12/2019 5:25 pm EDT

Two local Quebec radio groups representing around 60 stations in the province are asking the provincial...

Digital rights group studying privacy policies of political parties

Media | 05/15/2019 6:01 pm EDT

The Centre for Digital Rights has hired new lobbyists to help it research...

Broadcast lobbying jumped ahead of Creative Canada release

Media | 10/24/2017 6:20 pm EDT

Creative organizations stepped up and added to a surge in lobbying activity...

ISED PS Lametti hot property for April lobbying

Media | 05/23/2017 3:30 pm EDT

The parliamentary secretary to the innovation minister was a popular target for lobbyists last month, as...

Facebook beefs up lobbying squad

Media | 03/21/2017 3:04 pm EDT

Facebook Inc. is increasing its government relations presence in Ottawa, with three new registrations filed with the lobbying commissioner’s office last month. According to the federal lobbyists’ registry, the social media giant has contracted the services of U.K.-based consulting firm AA Access Partnership Ltd., bringing the number of consultants registered to lobby on behalf of Facebook to nine. Each of the three new consultants is registered to communicate with the House of Commons, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada about infrastructure, science and technology and telecommunications, according to the registry. The focus of these new registrations is “Canadian international telecommunications policy as it pertains to global broadband...

Iristel, EBox, DHX among new lobby registrations

Media | 02/21/2017 9:54 pm EST

The start of the new year was marked by new registrations for new and not-so-new companies and groups in the federal lobbyists’ registry. Iristel Inc. registered to lobby the federal government as of Jan....

Telus rolls out welcome mat to lead Dec. lobbying numbers

Media | 01/23/2017 9:28 pm EST

Telus Corp. led the telecom pack in December for government relations activity, according to the federal lobbyists’ registry, logging 14 monthly communication reports. In addition to...