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COMMENTARY: It is long past time to align the GST with our cultural trade policies
IT IS A LONGSTANDING aim of Canadian government policy to protect cultural industries from being overwhelmed by foreign, particularly American, content. Read more

Bell’s Lucky Mobile expands
MONTREAL - New low-cost prepaid wireless service Lucky Mobile is now available to residents of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, parent Bell said Monday. Read more

Paid TV service still tops with most Canadians
OTTAWA – Despite the plethora of video content choices, the majority of Canadians still subscribe to a paid TV service, says a new report from Media Technology Monitor (MTM). Read more

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Newcap sees Q4 profits tumble 31%; eyes new “opportunities for expansion”
DARTMOUTH - Newcap Radio owner Newfoundland Capital Corporation credited its Ontario broadcasting operations for an uptick in fourth quarter revenues. Read more

‘Maudie’ generated millions in economic activity in Newfoundland, Ontario: CMPA
OTTAWA - Production of the feature film Maudie, the Canadian/Irish co-production starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, generated $6.4 million in GDP, drove $9 million in total economic output, and contracted services from nearly 300 Read more

Canadian Screen Awards hands out the hardware to 43 winners
TORONTO – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television honoured the best in Canadian film and television Sunday night at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards live from Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Read more

Facebook to stream 25 MLB games on exclusive basis
FACEBOOK IS PAYING Major League Baseball (MLB) at least $30M U.S. for the exclusive rights to stream 25 afternoon games in the U.S., marking the first time that a major U.S. Read more

RTDNA Canada unveils 2018 regional award finalists
TORONTO - RTDNA Canada has released the regional finalists for its annual awards honouring the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. Read more

TSN tips off NCAA Madness Thursday
TORONTO - TSN’s live multiplatform coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament best known as March Madness will tip off March 15 at 12:00 PM ET. Read more

Directors Guild adopts a dozen new recos after harassment audit
TORONTO - The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is adopting all 12 of the recommendations made after the conclusion of an anti-harassment audit of workplace policies and practices. Read more

Australia’s Optus Satellite trials Telesat’s phase 1 LEO satellite
OTTAWA – Telesat will be collaborating with Australia and New Zealand satellite operator Optus Satellite in live, over-the-air trials on Telesat’s recently launched low earth orbit (LEO) Read more

Bell Canada clerical workers ratify collective agreement
TORONTO - Unifor members working at Bell Canada Clerical division ratified a four-year collective agreement that the union says improves working conditions and job security for nearly 5000 workers. Read more

Save the date: IIC Canada conference set for October 31-November 1
OTTAWA - The Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC Canada) will host its two-day annual conference at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on October 31 and November 1, 2018. Read more

CBSC’s Courtemanche among WCT annual award winners
OTTAWA - Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) chair Sylvie Courtemanche has been named Woman of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). Read more

CRTC grants Iristel’s request to bring telco competition to Aylmer
OTTAWA – The southern Ontario town of Aylmer may soon have some new telco competition courtesy of Iristel Inc. Read more

New code designed to shut down harassment, discrimination in Canadian creative industries
TORONTO - Canada’s creative community has released an industry-wide code of conduct to help prevent and respond to harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence in the workplace. Read more

Billing and collection service to remain mandated, says CRTC
OTTAWA – The CRTC has denied requests from both Bell and Telus seeking forbearance from the regulation of billing and collection service (BCS). Read more

Cogeco Connexion crowned 2018 Company of the Year by WCT
MONTREAL - Cogeco Connexion has been named Company of the Year for 2018 by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT). Read more

TSN cooks up original social media series with Toronto restaurant
TORONTO - TSN has proclaimed itself the exclusive sports broadcast partner of hip new Toronto restaurant Pick 6IX and is producing a new original social media series shot on-site. Read more

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