Radio & Television

Part II fees are a tax, says court, but repayment isn’t coming

OTTAWA – It was a quick decision issued by the Federal Court of Canada late today that will save Canadian private broadcasters hundreds of millions of dollars. The Canadian Association of Broadcasters just a few weeks ago presented its case to the court that the $700 million or so paid over the past decade was an illegal tax. The court agreed. "This is a monumental victory for Canada’s broadcasters, who have been forced for too long to pay an unfair and unjustified tax,” said Glenn O’Farrell, president and CEO of the CAB. “These fees have drained more than three-quarters of...
 

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.