Cable & Telecom

Cartt.ca Investigates Altering the Acts: Pierre Karl Péladeau asks the federal government, where’s the vision?

Part V in our series on rewriting the Broadcasting and Telecom Acts. An exclusive interviewBACK IN 1999, WHEN Pierre Karl Péladeau was the CEO of the world’s largest printer and a significant Canadian newspaper publisher, he didn’t know or care about the CRTC’s New Media Exemption Order, released that year. Why would he?Back then, cell phones were still-new devices that primarily just made phone calls – which only about one in five of us owned.* Everyone got their TV off-air or via cable and just over a quarter of Canadians reported a home internet connection – upon which precious few...