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COMMENTARY: Why Trudeau should revive the Ministry of Communications
PEOPLE ARE ALREADY CALLING Justin Trudeau our first “selfie” Prime Minister. Read more

Bell wants Federal Court to strike down CRTC's Wholesale Code, which is a "frontal attack" on the Supreme Court
OTTAWA – Late Thursday, Bell Canada applied to the Federal Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the CRTC’s recently announced Wholesale Code of conduct which it established for the TV industry as part of its Let’s Talk TV policy review Read more

Corrected: Shoan takes chairman Blais to court again over “the decision-making process at the Commission”
TORONTO – Ontario CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan says chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has been exceeding his authority by “unilaterally” naming panels of commissioners to hear and decide upon certain applications made to the Regulator and so Shoan Read more

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Mascon expanding network, boosting speeds, with FTTH
SALMON ARM, B.C. – Independent cableco Mascon last week announced it is expanding its North Shuswap B.C. fiber network to provide high speed internet, television and telephone services to Lee Creek this fall and St. Read more

CRTC catches, fines two more telemarketers
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - Two home-improvement companies have paid a total of $170,000 as part of settlements over violations to Canada's telemarketing rules, the CRTC said Monday. Read more

CFC, DHX Media initiative seeks creative talent for family/tween/kids content
TORONTO - The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and DHX Media are aiming to inspire a new generation of creative talent for the family/tween/kids marketplace. Read more

Facts gathered, CRTC forges ahead with review of next-generation 9-1-1 services
OTTAWA – The CRTC has wrapped up a fact-finding exercise with Canada’s wireless service providers as part of its review of next-generation 9-1-1 services. Read more

Makeful readies new schedule aimed at growing maker community
TORONTO - Blue Ant Media’s new lifestyle specialty channel Makeful is kicking off its fall programming lineup Monday night, and is available on a national free preview for the next eight weeks. Read more

CCTS membership still mandatory for telcos, says CRTC
OTTAWA - All Canadian telecom service providers must continue to be members of the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS), at least for now, says the CRTC. Read more

WCT kicks off support network for women in government ICT; calls for awards nominations
OTTAWA - Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) has launched a Public Sector Network for women in technology and science, the first of its kind for ICT women in governments in Canada. Read more

Women In Film & Television – Toronto announces 2015 Crystal Awards Winners
TORONTO - Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) has unveiled the six winners of the annual Crystal Awards, honouring outstanding women and men who champion women working in the film, television and digital media sectors. Read more

Q4 profits, revenues on the rise at Shaw
CALGARY – Shaw Communications saw fourth quarter profits jump by nearly 44% thanks in part to the sales of wireless spectrum to Rogers earlier this year. Read more

VOIS deemed in breach of obligations to customers, CCTS
OTTAWA - Alberta-based telecom service provider VOIS is in breach of its obligations to customers and to the Commissioner of Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS). Read more

Weak ad revenue cuts in to Q4 profits at Corus
TORONTO - Soft advertising revenues helped to push down revenues and profits at Corus Entertainment. Read more

OVH.com to expand Montreal operations amidst "exploding demand"
MONTREAL - Cloud and internet services company OVH.com announced plans to expand its activities in Greater Montréal to keep pace with demand for hosting and internet services. Read more

Canadians ditch landlines for wireless; spend 6% more on communications services: CRTC report
OTTAWA-GATINEAU - For the first time, more Canadians subscribe exclusively to mobile wireless services than to wired landline telephone services, according to the 2015 edition of the CRTC’s Communications Monitoring Report on the state of Read more

Wireless, Media power 40% jump in Q3 profits at Rogers
TORONTO – Rogers Communications credited the Toronto Blue Jays’ winning ways for helping to drive up third quarter profits by 40%. Read more


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