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QVC approved for distribution despite CRTC finding denial was justified

Media | 06/15/2020 2:40 pm EDT

The CRTC says its 2016 decision that U.S. shopping channel QVC could not be distributed in Canada was justified, but a clause in the soon to come into force Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) means it will be permitted to be distributed from July 1.  In a decision issued Monday, the CRTC provided further reasons for its 2016 denial of V Media Inc.’s application to add QVC to the list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution, but will add...

BTLR recs could see U.S. tariff levies under USMCA: Geist

Media | 02/20/2020 11:36 am EST

OTTAWA — Any content levy on internet giants, as the telecom and broadcasting legislative review panel recently recommended, could expose Canada to retaliatory tariffs under the new NAFTA, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist told the parliamentary trade...

U.S. trade organizations upset over proposed digital tax

Media | 11/15/2019 4:09 pm EST

In a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s economic and foreign affairs teams, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 14 other organizations have told the American government that they are concerned...

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...

Bell asks Supreme Court for stay, reversal of CRTC simsub decision

Media | 01/18/2018 4:12 pm EST

Weeks ahead of the 2018 Super Bowl, BCE Inc., along with the National...

Weakening prices, NAFTA should be on telecoms’ radar: Conference Board

telecom | 12/14/2017 2:02 pm EST

Canadian telecommunications companies should expect lower household...

Bring border privacy issues under NAFTA: Geist

telecom | 10/02/2017 3:23 pm EDT

Because some aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) raise privacy concerns, the Canadian government should bring border search and related privacy matters to the trade negotiating table, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist told the committee...

‘Meaningful advancements’ on telecom in NAFTA: Global Affairs

telecom | 09/27/2017 5:30 pm EDT

Canada, Mexico and the United States have made “meaningful...

Canada risks U.S.-EU trade conflict on data flows: Geist

telecom | 09/19/2017 3:30 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Canada should be cognizant of a potential multi-jurisdictional...

Regulatory rejigs, cultural changes in store as Parliament resumes

Media | 09/18/2017 1:56 pm EDT

Everything old is new again when it comes to telecom and media issues...

Joly discusses NAFTA with creative sector

Media | 09/15/2017 3:58 pm EDT

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly met Friday with representatives from Canada’s creative industries to...

Cultural protection a NAFTA priority: Freeland

Media | 08/14/2017 5:00 pm EDT

Canada’s continued preservation of the provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

U.S. broadcasters look to resume retransmission row

Media | 07/21/2017 2:52 pm EDT

A group of American TV stations seems to be renewing its efforts to put compensation for signals...

Protect Canadian culture in new NAFTA: Council of Canadians

Media | 07/20/2017 12:03 pm EDT

The government must protect Canadian culture as it renegotiates the North...

U.S. calling for better access to Canadian telecom market in new NAFTA

telecom | 07/18/2017 4:25 pm EDT

The United States is calling for its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners to limit restrictions and make it easier for its companies to compete in their telecommunications markets....

U.S. NAFTA consult targets CanCon, copyright, data rules

Media | 06/27/2017 4:11 pm EDT

American companies and organizations took aim at Canadian cultural protections, the country’s copyright regime and expressed concern over any potential rules requiring domestic storage of data, when given the chance to provide feedback to their government on priorities to...