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Columnist says Ottawa shouldn’t be let off the hook of a historically-mandated commitment to ensure Canadians enjoy equitable cross-country access to media that reflects our lives.
Creators blast CRTC ruling's suggestion that Canadians need foreign help to make TV hits.
Columnist says Pick-and-pay, basic cable packages may be great for cable subscribers, who get to choose which channels they pay for, but they are also changing the game for smaller, independent media production companies.
Following a recent decision by the CRTC, CBC Radio One has been approved to expand its programming to the FM dial in the St. John's area.
COlumnist says that from his public clashes with top executives to key rulings on wireless, cable and the Internet, Jean-Pierre Blais has set out to smash the perceived coziness between the CRTC and telecommunications industry.
Consumer groups say the CRTC should ban TV providers from removing bundling discounts from customers who opt for basic TV service.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has decided it will now take just six points out of 10, instead of eight, for a production to qualify as Canadian.
Official judgement in the case between ex-CRTC commissioner, Balraj Shoan, and the Attorney General of Canada
In a decision critical of both the investigator and the chair of the CRTC, Judge Russel Zinn set aside the harassment findings against Raj Shoan.
The twenty student cinematographers invited by the Montreal World Film Festival have shared their anger and frustration towards the festival’s lack of hospitality and organisation in an open letter to Serge Losique, to whom they demand an official apology, Denis Coderre, Luc Fortin and Mélanie Joly.
Columnist says the CRTC decision to alter the criteria for Canadian production funding comes, suspiciously, without the usual public and industry debate and looks like a major favour being done for outlets who want to dodge responsibility.
Columnist says the CRTC wants to turn back the clock to the days when Canadian TV was often comprised of franchise series based on American properties starring imported actors.
Projects now open to qualify for CIPF funding will now only have to generate six points out of 10, down from the previous eight
The federal ethics commissioner says it was improper for Liberal MP Kate Young, as a parliamentary secretary, to support a television station’s licence renewal application.
FRIENDS comments on the renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups.
FRIENDS offers recommendations to the government on its tax and CRTC policies, including requiring Netflix and other foreign OTT services to collect sales taxes, as their Canadian competitors must do.
The CRTC says about 160,000 Canadians cancelled their TV subscription last year, but the industry managed to offset that loss by charging the remaining customers more.
Columnist says social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts.
Columnist says it would be more egalitarian and beneficial to Canadian culture to hold foreign-owned services to the same rules as other major Canadian media companies.
Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, deems it is important to remain cautious when it comes to racism allegations against one of the CRTC's commissioners.
Court documents filed by Raj Shoan, fired last month as Ontario commissioner of the CRTC, allege that Linda Vennard, commissioner for Alberta and the Northwest Territories, made racist comments and harassed her assistant.