THINKING

There are days when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission seems caught in a 1950’s time warp. Its focus seems manifestly misplaced and its mandate is struggling for relevance at a time when technology has...
The federal regulator in charge of implementing Canada’s new anti-spam law has concluded its first investigation since coming into force on July 1. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced on Tuesday that a small business...
Faced with a challenge to its authority from Netflix Inc. and Google Inc., Canada’s broadcast regulator has reacted by striking the two companies’ evidence from a major public hearing, seeking to reassert its powers over...
He might want to reconsider. This is a fight the head of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Canada’s top broadcast regulator, will almost certainly lose. Mr. Blais warned at a recent CRTC hearing that he...
I am listening to Szymanowski’s Second Violin Concerto and thinking about Netflix and the end of Canadian culture as I used to know it. And not just Canada’s. Any government that seeks to protect its...
For the past two weeks, Canada's federal broadcast regulator has been playing host to a parade of television industry executives and enthusiasts to debate a huge slate of proposed changes that could radically alter the...
The federal broadcasting regulator has now heard from everybody at its Let’s Talk TV hearings, and has retreated to its Gatineau headquarters to ponder the future. Should the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) force...
Netflix Inc. warned Canadian regulators against creating new restrictions that could stifle its ability to gives its customers what they want on Friday, prompting heated exchanges as officials demanded details of the company’s footprint in...
The Walt Disney Co. doesn’t want to pull out of Canadian television, but it will have to re-evaluate the business case for staying if regulations become too burdensome, vice-president Susan Fox warned on Monday. Ms. Fox...
Canada’s public broadcaster says it can no longer afford to offer its television programming for free over the air as its advertising revenue deteriorates, and it wants cable and satellite companies to start paying for...