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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...
A proposal to take American channels out of basic cable is “nuts,” a Rogers Communications Inc. executive told the country’s top broadcast regulators Thursday. At a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearing in Gatineau, Que. examining...
This week, executives from some of the country’s largest television companies, industry groups and private citizens will begin a process that could radically change how Canadians watch TV. They will all be appearing before a...
More than 1,000 complaints have been filed since the new anti-spam law took effect on Tuesday, says Manon Bombardier, the CRTC’s chief compliance and enforcement officer. Hundreds of reports have been submitted daily at http://fightspam.gc.ca and...
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), coming into force July 1st, affects most businesses – any sending emails, text messages or messages through social media. But, according to a new member survey conducted by the Canadian Federation...
The poster child for the last showdown over the open Internet in Canada was the online gamer. This time it could be a much broader swath of the population as the battleground turns to anyone...
Small businesses are scrambling to make sure they’re compliant with new anti-spam legislation taking effect on July 1 that will impact how they drum up future sales. Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) is a tough new law...
Canada’s major telecom companies have been given the go-ahead by the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge part of the CRTC’s new wireless code of conduct that would affect three-year cellphone contracts retroactively. Rogers, Bell, Telus,...
In another sweep of its regulatory apparatus, a genteel piece of equipment covered in fine, consumerist rhetoric, Canada’s telecom regulator Monday told Canadians they essentially can no longer sign three-year contracts for mobile wireless services...
Key provisions of Canada's new wireless code The following provisions will have national application and come into force Dec. 2, 2013: Cellphone providers must unlock unsubsidized handsets immediately and no later than 90 days after the start...