Weekly News (Aug. 13, 2018)

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

McMaster University, Communications Governance Observatory

Canadian News: Aug. 7 – 12
International News: Aug. 7 – 12
Press Releases and Decisions: Aug. 7 – 12
Supreme Court of Canada
  • [FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION] Marie-Maude Denis c. Marc-Yvan Côté (Qc) (Civile) (Autorisation)
    • The applications for leave to appeal are granted with costs in the cause. Both appeals will be heard together as a single appeal. The hearing of the appeal is to be expedited and the schedule for serving and filing materials will be set by the Registrar.
  • [DEFAMATION] Saul Rabinowitz et al. v. Ronald Rutman (Ont.) (Civil) (By Leave)
    • The application for leave to appeal is dismissed with costs.
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
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Anticipated Releases for the week of 13 to 17 August 2018
    • Broadcasting Decisions
      • Applications by various licensees to renew the broadcasting licenses for various radio stations
      • Decision relating to the following application considered under the Commission’s Part 1 process:
        • Sher-E-Punjab Radio Broadcasting Inc.
          • Vancouver, British Columbia
          • Ethnic commercial AM radio station – Technical changes
          • Public record for this application: 2017-1177-1
        • Decision relating to the following application considered by the Commission at the 12 July 2018 public hearing:
          • Eternacom Inc., on behalf of Harvest Ministries Sudbury
            • Elliot Lake, North Bay and Sudbury, Ontario
            • CJTK-FM Sudbury, CJTK-FM-1 North Bay, CJTK-FM-3 elliot Lake and their transmitters – Acquisition of assets
            • Public record for this application: 2017-0878-6
  • CRTC Open Broadcasting Proceedings
  • CRTC Open Telecom Proceedings

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