Weekly News (July 16, 2018)

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

McMaster University, Communications Governance Observatory

Canadian News (July 9 – 15, 2018)
International News (July 9 – 15, 2018)
Press Releases and Decisions (July 9 – 15, 2018)
Supreme Court of Canada
  • Her Majesty The Queen in Right of British Columbia v. Philip Morris International, Inc. – and – Attorney General of Ontario, Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic and Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia (B.C.) 2018 SCC 36 / 2018 CSC 36 (37524)
    • The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (Vancouver), Number CA42871, 2017 BCCA 69, dated February 14, 2017, heard on January 17, 2018, is allowed with costs in this Court and in the courts below. The order of the application judge is set aside and the application of Philip Morris International, Inc. for an order requiring production of the health care databases is dismissed.
Canadian Heritage
  • News Releases
    •  CRTC issues $250,000 in penalties to combat malicious online advertising: The CRTC’s Chief Compliance and Enforcement Officer has issued Notices of Violation to Datablocks and Sunlight Media for allegedly aiding in the installation of malicious computer programs (also known as malware) through the distribution of online advertising. The companies are required to pay $100,000 and $150,000, respectively, in penalties.
Copyright Board of Canada
  • Recent Decisions
    • Retransmission of Distant Radio Signals (2014 to 2018)


Upcoming Events
Senate of Canada
  • No fixed and possible Senate sitting days this week; Senate reconvenes on September 18, 2018
Canadian House of Commons
  • No fixed House of Commons sitting days this week; House reconvenes on September 17, 2018
  • Anticipated releases for the week of 16 to 20 July 2018:
    • Broadcasting Decision
      • Applications by various licensees to renew the broadcasting licences for various radio stations
    • Telecom Decisions
      • Groupe Maskatel LP – Implementation of wireless number portability for TELUS Communications Inc.Public record: 8620-M22-201801085
      • CoopTel – Implementation of wireless number portability for TELUS Communications Inc.Public record: 8620-C41-201800996
      • Sogetel inc. – Implementation of local competition for Iristel Inc. in the exchanges served by the local interconnection regions of Lac‑Etchemin, Nicolet, and St-Liboire, Quebec
      • Public record: 8663-S4-201800061

CRTC Open Broadcasting Proceedings

CRTC Open Telecom Proceedings

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