Weekly News (Apr. 16th – 22nd)

Communications Governance in the News

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar and Sumana Naidu

Research Assistants, Communications Governance Lab

Canadian News: Apr. 9 – 15

International News: Apr. 9 – 15

Press Releases and Decisions: Apr. 9 – 15

House of Commons

Supreme Court of Canada

  • [PRIVACY] Frederic Dwayne Wilson v. Her Majesty the Queen(B.C.) (Criminal) (By Leave) Charter of Rights  – Search and seizure – Reasonable expectation of privacy – Whether the Court of Appeal erred by concluding that the applicant did not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the common areas of the condominium complex in which his suite was located or in the video surveillance footages of those common areas – Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s. 8.[…] The application for leave to appeal is dismissed.

CRTC

  • Broadcasting Decisions
  • 2018-122 – APPROVED – RNC MEDIA Inc. – Rouyn-Noranda, Ville-Marie, Fabre, Val-d’Or, Lebel-sur-Quévillon, Joutel and Matagami, Québec – Application to revoke the broadcasting licence for the French-language conventional television station CKRN-DT Rouyn-Noranda and its transmitters
  • 2018-118 – DISMISSED – Unifor and its Locals 723M and 830M – Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic and Urban Alliance on Race Relations – Across Canada – Complaints against Rogers Media Inc. alleging non-compliance with OMNI Regional’s third-language news requirement
  • Telecommunications
  • Orders
  • 2018-126 – Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of l’Union des consommateurs in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2017-0092 and 4754-575
  • 2018-125 – Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the National Pensioners Federation and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in the proceeding initiated by Telecom Notice of Consultation 2017-92 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2017-0092 and 4754-573
  • 2018-124 – Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in the proceeding initiated by TELUS Communications Inc.’s application relating to Telecom Decision 2016-171 – File numbers: 8638-T66-201607433 and 4754-542
  • 2018-121 – Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application: Northwestel Inc. TN 1012
  • 2018-120 – Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff applications: Bell Canada TN 7555 and CoopTel TN 82
  • 2018-119 – Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff applications: Bell Canada TNs 7554 and 7556; Northwestel Inc. TNs 1013 and 1014
  • Regulatory Policies
    • 2018-123 – Review of the competitor quality of service regime – Public record: 1011-NOC2017-0049
    • Open Consultations
  • Telecommunications

Application for Occasional Use Wireless Services

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Implementation plan for local competition in Aylmer, Ontario – Amtelecom/ Iristel

Amtelecom Limited Partnership

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Microsoft

Facebook

Upcoming Events

Senate of Canada

  • Sitting days this week: April 17th-20th, 2018; Committee events this week: April 16th-20th, 2018

House of Commons

CRTC

  • The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may be incomplete and is subject to change without notice.
  • Broadcasting Decision:
  • Decision relating to the following application considered under the Commission’s Part 1 process:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBU-FM Vancouver and its transmitter CBU-FM-5 Prince George; CBUF-FM Vancouver and its transmitter CBUF-FM-4 Prince George – Technical changes
Public record for these applications: 2018-0033-4 and 2018-0034-2

  • Telecom Decision:
  • Bell Canada and TELUS Communications Inc. – Applications for forbearance from the regulation of pay telephone access line services
    Public record: 8640-B2-201606534and 8640-T66-201608606
  • Upcoming Hearings
  • April 30, 2018– Gatineau, Quebec

To Consider the broadcasting applications listed in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-3652017-365-1 and 2017-365-2

View hearing documents (2017-365)

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