Cable & Telecom

Three-digit number for mental health crisis and suicide prevention coming soon

GATINEAU – The CRTC this week opened a new proceeding asking anyone interested to comment on whether there is a need for a three-digit number, such as the 9-8-8 three-digit code in the United States, for a national mental health crisis and suicide prevention service. For what it’s worth, this is almost sure to happen, however, “the CRTC is examining the advantages, challenges and costs associated with the deployment of this three-digit number,” says its announcement. This is something mental health advocates and the federal government is already backing. The Commission is seeking answers to the following questions: Should the...

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.