Cable & Telecom

CRTC adds monetary penalties to its “toolkit”, addresses elimination of paper bill fees

OTTAWA – The CRTC has finally been gifted with the power to issue monetary penalties, something that has been on the wish list of many of its past chairs, particularly that of Konrad von Finckenstein.With Bill C-43, the Economic Action Plan Act, No. 2, receiving Royal Assent, monetary penalties may be issued to any company or person that violates the Telecommunications Act as well as related CRTC decisions or regulations, current CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a statement Wednesday.“Monetary penalties are an addition to our toolkit. They will promote compliance with telecommunications laws and regulations”, Blais said.  “Monetary penalties also...

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.