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CRTC Decisions

  • [TELECOM] Telecom order 2017-230: Streamlined order – The Commission approves on an interim basis the following tariff application: Northwestel Inc. TN 996
  • [BROADCASTING]: Broadcasting Decision 2017-236: Ethnic Channels Group Limited – Across Canada – APPROVED – Application to add Kino Polska Muzyka, a non-Canadian third-language service, to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-233: Sogetel inc. – Implementation of local competition for CoopTel, on behalf of Câble Axion Digitel inc.
  • [TELECOM] Telecom Order Regulatory Policy 2017-235: Disconnection  Practices between Telecommunications Service Providers
  • [TELECOM] [TELECOM] Telecom Order 2017-239: Bell Canada – Local Network Interconnection and Component Unbundling
  • [BROADCASTING] Broadcasting Decision 2017-237: Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Ltd. (the general partner) and Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership – Various locations in Alberta and British Columbia – APPROVED – Applications to renew the broadcasting licences for the commercial radio stations set out in the decision 

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Weekly News Roundup (June 8)

By: Brittany Green

 Top Stories this Week

 FCC head defends net neutrality policy in Canadian speech; In his speech, Ajit Pai outlined his reasons for proposing to reverse rules that classify Internet providers as a public utility (CRTC)

In an address to representatives from across the Canadian telecom industry, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission defended his stance on net neutrality, an issue on which the two countries have recently diverged.

Former CBC executive Richard Stursberg voted new president of Pen Canada (Feeedom of Expression Canada)

The non-partisan organization works to defend freedom of expression as a basic human right at home and abroad. Stursberg was voted in as the new president at an annual general meeting on Monday, succeeding novelist and academic Randy Boyagoda.

 Get your business ready for the latest anti-spam restrictions; Provisions of Canada’s anti-spam law coming into effect on July 1 significantly increase restrictions on who you can send marketing e-mails to (CRTC)

Provisions of Canada’s three-year-old anti-spam legislation that are set to come into effect July 1 will require senders of electronic messages meant to directly or indirectly encourage participation in a commercial activity (CEMs) to have the express consent of the recipients of those messages.

 Top International News

Migrant workers from Myanmar face Thai defamation charges (Defamation International)

Fourteen migrant workers from Myanmar appeared Wednesday in a Thai court on criminal defamation charges brought by their employer, which they accused of grueling, illegal working conditions.

Brits have terrorism experience; Many in Canada harbour unserious views (Censorship International)

Experts in both terrorism and digital media say British Prime Minister Theresa May’s accusations that internet companies are providing a “safe space” for extremism aren’t helpful in the fight against terror attacks.

Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship (Censorship International)

President Donald Trump may be the nation’s tweeter-in-chief, but some Twitter users say he’s violating the First Amendment by blocking people from his feed after they posted scornful comments.

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Weekly News Roundup (March 28)

By: Brittany Green 

Top Stories this Week

 Potential parliamentary reforms would strike a blow to democracy: Editorial (Access to Information Canada) https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2017/03/28/potential-parliamentary-reforms-would-strike-a-blow-to-democracy-editorial.html

Does your company have a cyberbreach strategy? Here’s why it should (Privacy Canada) https://digitalguardian.com/blog/data-breach-experts-share-most-important-next-step-you-should-take-after-data-breach-2014-2015

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