Weekly News (Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Communications Governance in the News

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

Research Assistant, Networked Communications Governance Lab

M.A. Candidate, Communication and New Media, McMaster University

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Canadian News: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

International News: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

Press Releases and Decisions: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

Senate of Canada

CRTC

  • Video relay service now available to deaf Canadians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: A year after its launch, SRV Canada VRS has extended its service hours, enabling American Sign Language or Langue des signes québécoise users to make and receive calls any time of the day
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Order CRTC 2017-394: Broadcasting Licence Fees – Part II
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-392: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: Bell Canada TN 7545
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-390: RNC MEDIA Inc. – Donnacona and Sainte-Croix-de-Lotbinière, Quebec – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the French-language commercial radio station CHXX-FM Donnacona and its transmitter CHXX-FM-1 Sainte-Croix-de-Lotbinière – DENIED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for CHXX-FM in order to delete conditions of licence relating to local presence and local programming
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-391: Radio Markham York Incorporated – Markham, Ontario – APPROVED – Application to change the authorized contours of the commercial radio station CFMS-FM Markham
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-393: 8384860 Canada Inc. Vancouver, British Columbia – DENIED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio station CHLG-FM Vancouver by removing a condition of licence relating to the broadcast of special interest music
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-395: Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Radio Station Corp. – Aldina, Saskatchewan – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English- and Cree-language low-power Type B Native radio station CICN-FM Aldina
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-396: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Fredericton and McAdam, New Brunswick – APPROVED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio station CBZF-FM Fredericton to operate an FM transmitter in McAdam to rebroadcast the programming of its national, English-language network service Radio One
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-397: DARR FM Radio Ltd. – Saint John, New Brunswick – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial specialty (Christian music) radio station CJRP-FM Saint John and its transmitter CJRP-FM-1 Rothesay

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Copyright Board

  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: Online Music Services (SOCAN: 2014-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018; Artisti: 2016-2018)
  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: Online Music Services (SOCAN: 2014-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018; Artisti: 2016-2018) / Internet – Audiovisual Content and User Generated Content (SOCAN: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2016-2018; SODRAC: 2015-2018)
  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: Online Music Services (SOCAN: 2014-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018; Artisti: 2016-2018)
  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: Online Music Services (SOCAN: 2014-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018; Artisti: 2016-2018)
  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: Online Music Services (SOCAN: 2014-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018; Artisti: 2016-2018) / Internet – Audiovisual Content and User Generated Content (SOCAN: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2016-2018; SODRAC: 2015-2018)
  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: Online Music Services (SOCAN: 2014-2018; Re:Sound: 2013-2018; CSI: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2014-2018; SODRAC: 2014-2018; Artisti: 2016-2018) / Internet – Audiovisual Content and User Generated Content (SOCAN: 2014-2018; CMRRA: 2016-2018; SODRAC: 2015-2018)

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Senate of Canada

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CRTC

  1. Dufferin Communications Inc.
    Grimsby/Beamsville, Ontario
    Application 2014-1355-9
  2. Durham Radio Inc.
    Grimsby/Beamsville, Ontario
    Application 2017-0257-2
  3. Byrnes Communications Inc.
    Grimsby/Beamsville, Ontario
    Application 2017-0261-3
  4. My Broadcasting Corporation
    Georgina, Ontario
    Application 2015-0361-5
  5. Frank Torres, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Georgina, Ontario
    Application 2017-0561-7
  6. Radio Markham York Incorporated, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
    Georgina, Ontario
    Application 2017-0568-3
  7. TELUS Communications Inc.
    Kelowna, Nanaimo, Penticton, Prince George, Terrace, Vancouver (including Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Whistler and surrounding areas), Vernon and Victoria, British Columbia; Calgary, Edmonton (including St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain), Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Red Deer, Alberta; Rimouski, Saint-Georges, Sept-Îles, Baie-Comeau, Gaspé, Montmagny, Sainte-Marie, Mont-Tremblant and surrounding areas, Quebec; and across Canada
    Applications 2017-0446-1 and 2017-0592-2
  8. Videotron Ltd.
    Various locations in Quebec
    Application 2017-0613-6
  9. Byrnes Communications Inc.
    Niagara Falls and Fort Erie, Ontario
    Application 2017-0445-3
  10. 2044577 Alberta Ltd.
    Strathmore, Alberta
    Application 2017-0478-4
  11. Kenneth Collin Brown
    Barriere, British Columbia
    Application 2017-0437-0
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-365-1: Notice of hearing 30 April 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Applications for the renewal of services with mandatory distribution on the basic service pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act – New deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 8 December 2017– New deadline for submission of the applicants’ replies: 18 December 2017

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