Weekly News (Nov. 13th-19th)

Communications Governance in the News

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

Research Assistant, Networked Communications Governance Lab

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

Canadian News: Nov. 13-19, 2017

International News: Nov. 13-19, 2017

Press Releases and Decisions: Nov. 13-19, 2017

CRTC

  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-407: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Kelowna and Nakusp, British Columbia – APPROVED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio station CBTK-FM Kelowna in order to operate an FM transmitter in Nakusp to rebroadcast the programming of its national, English language network service Radio One
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-406: Potlotek Communication Society – Chapel Island/Potlotek First Nation, Nova Scotia – APPROVED – Application for a broadcasting licence to operate a low power Type B Native FM radio station in Chapel Island/Potlotek First Nation

Canadian Heritage

Global Affairs

  • Fifth round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Competition Bureau

Microsoft

Upcoming Events: Nov. 20-26, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada

  • [LIBEL / CHOICE OF FORUM] com, et al. v. Mitchell Goldhar (Ontario) (Civil) (By Leave) 37202 Hearing: Nov. 29 2017, 9:30AM Private international law – Choice of forum – Forum non conveniens – Applicable law – Libel action commenced in Ontario over an article published by an Israeli newspaper in print and on its websites – Motion to stay the action on the basis that Ontario courts lack jurisdiction simpliciter or, alternatively, that Israel is a clearly more appropriate forum – What are the limits, if any, to a Court assuming jurisdiction over an alleged libel on the internet simply because it is downloaded by somebody in Canada? – Further, under what circumstances, if any, can the presumption of jurisdiction be rebutted in cases of internet libel? – How should the principle of forum non conveniens apply to internet libel, in order to “temper the consequences of a strict application of the rules governing the assumption of jurisdiction” and have proper regard for the impact of these rules on freedom of expression? – Should the place of “most substantial harm” rather than lex loci delicti apply to determine the applicable law in defamation actions?

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

CRTC

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Weekly News (Nov 6th-12th)

Canadian News: Nov. 6-11, 2017

International News: Nov. 6-11, 2017

Press Releases and Decisions: Nov. 6-11, 2017

House of Commons Committee Meetings:

Supreme Court of Canada

Industry Canada

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

  • [PRIVACY] Make privacy education a greater priority in curricula, privacy guardians urge
  • [PRIVACY] Joint letter to the Council of Ministers of Education

CRTC

Internet usage

Upcoming Events

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

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 CanadaApplications 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

Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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)

Microsoft

Twitter

Facebook

Apple

Upcoming Events: Nov. 6-12, 2017

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

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

Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Weekly News (Oct. 30th-Nov. 5th)

Communications Governance in the News

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

Research Assistant, Networked Communications Governance Lab

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

Canadian News: Oct. 23-29, 2017

International News: Oct. 23-29, 2017

Press Releases and Decisions: Oct. 23-29, 2017

Senate of Canada

CRTC

  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-387: Cogeco Connexion Inc. – Various locations in Ontario and Quebec – APPROVED – Application to delay until 31 March 2018 the requirement that the licensee’s broadcasting distribution undertakings in the above-noted provinces adhere to certain provisions of the Television Service Provider Code
  • Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-385: Delegation of a National Do Not Call List Operator and delegation of Commission powers to the National Do Not Call List Operator as the Fees Collection Delegate
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-389: CISC Emergency Services Working Group – Consensus report ESRE0076 – 9-1-1 Service Outage Notification Processes – File number: 8665-C12-201507008
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-388: Clause 13(b) of the Municipal Access Agreement between the City of Hamilton and Bell Canada regarding the vertical location of underground facilities – File number: 1011-NOC2017-0066
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-384: Sogetel inc. – Application to modify the band assignment for the four wire centres – File number: 8663-S4-201707019
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-383: 9315-1884 Québec inc. – Application to modify the band assignment for the Lambton wire centre – File number: 8663-Q29-201707035
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-381: Notice of hearing – 11 January 2018 – Gatineau, Québec – Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 24 November 2017
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-386: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff applications: Independent Telecommunications Providers Association TN 116 ; TELUS Communications Company TNs 528 (TCC) and 630 (TCQ)
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-382: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application: Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership TN TN 511
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-380: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Deaf Wireless Canada Consultative Committee in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0293 and 4754-560
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-379: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of Media Access Canada in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0293 and 4754-558
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-378: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Consumers Council of Canada in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0293 and 4754-557
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-377: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: Groupe Maskatel LP TN 72
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-376: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of OpenMedia in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-104 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0192 and 4754-546
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-375: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of Media Access Canada in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-104 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0192 and 4754-550
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-374: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-104 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0192 and 4754-549

Canadian Heritage

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Copyright Board Canada

  • [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] Order 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)

Microsoft

Twitter

Facebook

Upcoming Events: Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2017

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

Supreme Court of Canada

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

Weekly News (Oct. 23rd-29th)

Communications Governance in the News

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

Research Assistant, Networked Communications Governance Lab

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

Canadian News: Oct. 16-22, 2017

International News: Oct. 16-22, 2017

Press Releases and Decisions: Oct. 16-22, 2017

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons – Heritage Committee

CRTC Decisions

  • [BROADCASTING] October 16, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Hearings took place to consider the broadcasting applications listed in Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-160View hearing documents (2017-160)
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-371: 8159203 Canada Limited – Mississauga, Ontario – APPROVED – Application to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial AM radio station CKNT Mississauga by relocating the transmitter site
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-372: Rogers Media Inc. – Calgary, Banff and Invermere, Alberta – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the commercial radio station CJAQ-FM Calgary, Alberta, and its transmitters CJAQ-FM-1 Banff and CJAQ-FM-2 – APPROVED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for CJAQ-FM Calgary to delete the conditions of licence relating to the Oldies music format
  • [PRIVACY] Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-367: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 3510395 Canada Inc., operating as Compu.Finder – Constitutional challenge to Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – File number: PDR 9094-201400302-001
  • [PRIVACY] Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-368: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 3510395 Canada Inc., operating as Compu.Finder – Violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation – File number: PDR 9094-201400302-001
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-370: Canadian Telecommunications Contribution Consortium Inc. – Request for designation of the administrator for the National Contribution Fund – File number: 8695-C211-201706350
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-365: Notice of hearing – 30 April 2018 – 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 – Deadline for submission of interventions/comments/answers: 16 November 2017
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-361: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application: Northwestel Inc TN 1001
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-362: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Forum for Research and Policy in Communications in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0293 and 4754-564
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-363: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of l’Union des consommateurs in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0293 and 4754-562
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-364: Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Coalition in the proceeding that led to Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200 – File numbers: 1011-NOC2016-0293 and 4754-556
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-366: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application: TELUS Communications Company TN 629 (TCQ)
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-369: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff applications: 9315-1884 Québec inc. TN 7; Sogetel inc. TN 182
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-373: Northwestel Inc. – Operation of Customer Owned Fibre Facility Service – File numbers: Tariff Notices 956, 956A, 956B, and 956C

Canadian Heritage

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada

Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Copyright Board

  • [COPYRIGHT] Notice of the Board: SODRAC Tariff 5 – Reproduction of Musical Works in Cinematographic Works for Private Use or for Theatrical Exhibition (2009‐2014, 2015, 2016)
  • [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)

Microsoft

Upcoming Events: Oct. 23-29, 2017

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

Supreme Court of Canada

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

 

Weekly News (Oct. 16th-22nd)

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. 9-15, 2017

International News: Oct. 9-15, 2017

Press Releases and Decisions: Oct. 9-15, 2017

CRTC Decisions

  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-359: Call for comments on the Governor in Council’s request for a report on future programming distribution models
    • Press Release: Share your views on the future of programming in Canada: The CRTC is inviting Canadians to share their views on how they will access audio and video content in the coming years and its impact on the Canadian market. The CRTC is accepting comments until November 24, 2017
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-160-1: Notice of hearing – 16 October 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Renewal of the broadcasting licences for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings that will expire in May 2018 – Deadline for the filing of undertakings: 27 October 2017 – Deadline for the filing of final written submissions: 3 November 2017 – Deadline for the filing of final written replies: 10 November 2017
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-358: Avenue Radio Ltd. – Kelowna, British Columbia – APPROVED – Application for authority to acquire the assets of the English-language commercial radio station CJUI-FM Kelowna from Vista Radio Ltd. and for a broadcasting licence expiring 31 August 2024 to continue the operation of the station – DENIED – Request for an exception to the requirement to pay tangible benefits
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-360: Cochrane Christian Radio – Cochrane, Ontario – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language low-power commercial specialty (Christian music) radio station CFCJ-FM Cochrane

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada

  • [CULTURAL FUNDING] Helping Northern Ontario grow its creative economy and cultural tourism: Greater Sudbury will soon be home to a new multi-disciplinary arts centre thanks in part to a Government of Canada investment of $3 million. The arts complex will include state-of-the-art 300-seat performance hall, an art gallery, studios and multi-purpose spaces
  • [INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY] Parliamentary Secretary Lametti discusses how intellectual property is critical to fostering innovation: The strategic use of intellectual property rights helps firms grow and compete in a modern and global economy. That was the message delivered by David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Mnister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)—a gathering of professionals who specialize in intellectual property rights including trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs and patents
  • [BROADBAND POLICY] Bridging the digital divide in six northwestern Ontario communities: Canadians in six northwestern Ontario communities will be able to connect with friends and family across Canada and around the world, participate in distance education, seize new business opportunities and search for jobs online, thanks to Government of Canada funding of up to $4.03 million for high-speed Internet

Canadian Heritage

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Upcoming Events: Oct. 16-22, 2017

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

Supreme Court of Canada

CRTC

Weekly News (Oct. 10th-15th)

Communications Governance in the News

Compiled by Charnjot Shokar

Research Assistant, Networked Communications Governance Lab

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

Canadian News: Oct. 2-8

International News: Oct. 2-8

Press Releases and Decisions: Oct. 2-8

Supreme Court of Canada

  • [ACCESS TO INFORMATION] Canada (Attorney General) v. Fontaine– 2017 SCC 47 – 2017-10-06 Supreme Court Judgments Civil procedure – Class actions – Courts – Jurisdiction – Inherent jurisdiction – Implied undertaking – Interpretation of settlement agreement – Privacy – Access to information – Exemptions – Third party information – Personal information – The appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, Numbers C59310, C59311 and C59320, 2016 ONCA 241, dated April 4, 2016, heard on May 25, 2017, is dismissed with costs to the Independent Counsel. Reasons for judgement.

Federal Court of Appeal

  • [PATENT] Apotex Inc. v. Pfizer Inc.: This is an appeal of the decision of Diner J. of the Federal Court dismissing Apotex Inc.’s (Apotex) motion for partial summary judgment. Apotex contended that the respondents’ failure to pay the proper application fee for the issuance of Canadian Patent No. 1,339,132 (the 132 Patent) invalidated the patent. The Federal Court disagreed: 2016 FC 136, [2017] 1 F.C.R. 3. Apotex appeals.

CRTC Decisions

  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-356: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Sudbury and Timmins, Ontario – APPROVED – Application to change the authorized contours of the rebroadcasting transmitter CBON-FM-25 Timmins
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-355: THEMA Canada Inc. – Across Canada – APPROVED – Application to add Canal+ International, a non-Canadian French-language service, to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-354: CFPV-FM Radio Ltd. – Pemberton, British Columbia – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio station CFPV-FM Pemberton
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-351: International Harvesters for Christ Evangelistic Association Inc. – Halifax and Wolfville, Nova Scotia – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language specialty (Christian music) radio station CJLU-FM Halifax and its transmitter CJLU-FM-1 Wolfville
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-259-1: Call for comments – Reconsideration of Telecom Decision 2017-56 regarding final terms and conditions for wholesale mobile wireless roaming service – New deadline for second phase of interventions: 27 October 2017 – New deadline for further comments on second phase of interventions: 3 November 2017 – Revised deadline for final submissions: 1 December 2017 – File number: 1011-NOC2017-0259
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-357: TELUS Communications Company – Revision to Interexchange channel rental service – File numbers: Tariff Notices 628 and 628A
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-353: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff applications: Northwestel Inc., TNs 998 and 999
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-352: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: Independent Telecommunications Providers Association, TN 116
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-350: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the proposed tariff pages filed in the following tariff application: Northwestel Inc. TN 1000
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-349: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff applications: Bell Aliant Regional Communications, Limited Partnership TN 511; TELUS Communications Company TN 528 (TCC) and TN 630 (TCQ)

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  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-346: Blackburn Radio Inc. – Wingham and Bluewater, Ontario – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language commercial radio station CIBU-FM Wingham and its transmitter CIBU-FM-1 Bluewater
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017: 348: Total Change Christian Ministries – Campbell River, British Columbia – APPROVED – Application to renew the broadcasting licence for the English-language low-power non-commercial specialty (Christian music) radio station CHVI-FM Campbell River
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-344: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: TELUS Communications Company TN 527
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-345: Streamlined Order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff applications: TELUS Communications Company TNs 525 and 526
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-347: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: Northwestel Inc. TN 1001

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    • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-340: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – Toronto, Ontario – DENIED – Application for authority to use the subsidiary communications multiplex operations channel of CBL-FM Toronto to broadcast a predominantly Tamil-language radio service
    • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-339: Rogers Media Inc. – Across Canada – APPROVED – Application for a one-year extension to fulfil the tangible benefits commitments relating to the change in effective control of The Score Television Network Ltd. to Rogers, and its acquisition of Sportsnet 360
    • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-338: Radio Montmagny inc. – Montmagny and Saint-Fabien-de-Panet, Quebec – APPROVED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language commercial radio station CIQI-FM Montmagny in order to operate an FM rebroadcasting transmitter in Saint-Fabien-de-Panet
    • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-337: Canal Évasion inc. – Across Canada – DENIED – Application to amend the broadcasting licence for the Category A discretionary service Évasion (formerly Canal Évasion) in order to decrease its Canadian programming expenditure requirement
    • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-336: CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association – Fort Vermilion, Burnt Hills and Saskatoon Hill, Alberta; and Rose Prairie and Boston Bar, British Columbia – APPROVED – Applications to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language radio station CIAM-FM Fort Vermilion in order to operate rebroadcasting transmitters in Burnt Hills and Saskatoon Hill, Alberta, and Rose Prairie and Boston Bar
    • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-335: Bell Canada – Various applications related to Bell Canada’s dedicated wholesale high-speed access services (legacy and fibre-to-the-node)
    • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-343: Northwestel Inc. – Final Approval of a Tariff Application
    • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-342: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: TELUS Communications Company TN 629 (TCQ)
    • [TELECOM] Telecom Order CRTC 2017-341: Streamlined order – The Commission approves the following tariff application: Communication Stratford, coop de solidarité en câblodistribution TNs 1 and 1A
    • [POLICY] Voter Contact Registry in effect during federal by-elections in Alberta and Quebec
  • Industry Canada
    • [INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY] Revised Chapters of the MOPOP Released: CIPO has revised several sections in various chapters of the Manual of Patent Office Practice (MOPOP) to remove all references to “representative” to reflect a recent change to the Patent Act in which section 29 was repealed

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