Cable & Telecom

New ideas to fund Canadian media won’t include ISP tax

OTTAWA – Canada has no plans to levy a new tax on Internet service providers, despite a recommendation from a House of Commons Heritage Committee report suggesting that such a tax could help to fund Canadian journalism.Heritage Minister Joly and the Prime Minister made that clear after Thursday’s release of Disruption: Change and Churning in Canada's Media Landscape.  The report is the result of year-long study on access to local and regional media and the impact of media consolidation and digitalization.It offers 20 recommendations, including the creation of “a new government funding model that is platform agnostic and would support...

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.