Radio & Television

ANALYSIS: How a Supreme Court decision about a landfill makes media monopolies easier

HISTORY'S HABIT OF REPEATING itself has once again hamstrung Canadian antitrust law when it comes to preventing media monopolies. This time, however, the Supreme Court of Canada has left the door wide open to further increases in our already world-leading level of media ownership concentration.The court’s decision three years ago to allow Tervita Corp., an environmental waste company, to operate a hazardous waste landfill site in northern British Columbia created a monopoly.The ruling was hardly noticed at the time beyond the competition law community. But it triggered long-dormant provisions in the Competition Act that make preventing monopolies more difficult, especially in vulnerable media...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.