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Commissioner Vennard says Shoan’s allegations are “not to be believed”
Chair, Minister, respond, too GATINEAU – After former Ontario CRTC commissioner Raj Shoan filed a new judicial review application last week which alleges institutional bigotry and many other workplace issues within the Read more

CCSA Board responds to Townsend suit
QUISPAMSIS, NB – After former CEO Alyson Townsend launched a wrongful dismissal lawsuit last week, which we reported on, Read more

PIAC decries Quebec’s “unconstitutional” web-blocking legislation
OTTAWA – Quebec’s new web-blocking legislation is not only unconstitutional, it directly conflicts with the Telecommunications Act, says the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). Read more

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CRTC upholds Rogers/Ice Wireless roaming agreement, for now
OTTAWA – Customers of Ice Wireless and its affiliate Sugar Mobile may continue to roam on Rogers’ national mobile network, at least in the short term. Read more

CRTC considers new radio stations for Aurora, Georgina
OTTAWA – The Ontario towns of Aurora and Georgina may soon each have a new radio station after the CRTC issued a call for comments on market capacity and on the appropriateness of issuing a call for radio applications to serve the two Read more

Telus’ spending in Quebec to focus on Montreal
MONTREAL - Telus will invest $111 million in its communications infrastructure across Greater Montreal this year on its advanced fibre optic network that will stretch more than 4,000 kilometres, the company said Monday. Read more

14 new digital projects share more than $10.3M in CMF funding
TORONTO - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is providing more than $10.3 million to 14 interactive digital projects as part of the first round of production support from its 2016-2017 Experimental Stream – Innovation Program. Read more

Stingray opens Singapore office to serve Asia-Pacific region
MONTREAL - Stingray Digital Group has opened a regional headquarters in Singapore as it continues to expand its activities in the Asia-Pacific market. Read more

Samsung Canada aids Fort McMurray rebuilding efforts
MISSISSAUGA - Samsung Canada is donating cash and classroom technology to Fort McMurray as the community rebuilds from May's devasting wildfires. Read more

Production underway for CBC’s ‘Canada: The Story of Us’
TORONTO - CBC’s docu-drama series Canada: The Story Of Us will wrap up shooting later this month and will air in 2017 as part of the public broadcaster’s lineup of original programming commissioned to celebrate Canada’s Read more

marblemedia announces new VP marketing, strategic development
TORONTO - marblemedia has named Donna MacNeil to the newly created role of vice-president marketing and strategic development. Read more

Bell, MTS to expand broadband service in Northern Manitoba
THOMPSON, MB - Bell and MTS have announced plans to expand mobile and wireline broadband communications networks in northern regions of the province, including full LTE and HSPA+ wireless coverage for the Highway 6 corridor to Thompson, Read more

Peer 1 writedown weighs on Q3 profits at Cogeco Inc.
MONTREAL – A $450 million writedown of its Business ICT services segment contributed to third quarter losses at Cogeco Inc., the company announced Thursday. Read more

Rogers launches new cloud solutions for Canadian businesses
TORONTO - Rogers Communications has unveiled Rogers Public Cloud, a new data sovereign, cloud infrastructure 'as-a-service' (IaaS) solution that allows businesses to securely manage their data, applications, servers, systems software and network Read more

ThinkTel offers Microsoft’s ExpressRoute to Canadian SMBs
TORONTO – Distributel’s ThinkTel division is offering a new service to enable optimized private connectivity to the Microsoft Cloud. Read more

Former BlackBerry VP named COO at TextNow
WATERLOO – Former BlackBerry exec Lindsay Gibson has joined cloud-based phone carrier TextNow as chief operating officer. Read more

Sandvine sees Q2 profits jump 34%
WATERLOO, ON – Second quarter profits at Sandvine were up 34% while revenues increased 17% for the period ended May 31, 2016, the company said Thursday. Read more

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