Cable & Telecom

Quebec government appeals website blocking decision

QUEBEC - As reported by Cartt.ca last week, the government of Quebec has now appealed the decision of the Superior Court of Quebec which said the provincial government could not force ISPs to block certain online gambling sites.In its appeal, the provincial government is arguing that the gaming, consumer protection and public health issues are clearly of provincial jurisdiction, which has precedence over anything else.The province adds in its filing that crime prevention, a provincial jurisdiction, cannot be invalidated just because enforcement involves a federally regulated activity, such as telecom in this instance, which is overseen by the CRTC.Qu├ębec’s Court...