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Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Why Now Is the CRTC's Make or Break Moment by Michael Geist

When Canada's broadcast regulator embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

No “Netflix Tax”, company cautions CRTC by Christina Peden

Netflix is warning the CRTC against imposing a tax on the American online streaming giant because they say they do plenty of business in Canada.

Jan 27, 2014 — News Article

Prospects Dim for Telecom Shakeup in Canada

Columnist says the Conservative government has been ambivalent and conflicted in its position on foreign ownership of Canadian telecom operators.

Jan 23, 2014 — News Article

Opening telecom market to foreign investment could make Canada a ‘branch plant,’ Edward Rogers warns by Christine Dobby

The deputy chairman and executive vice-president of emerging business and corporate development at Rogers Communications Inc. warns that opening up the telecommunications market fully to foreign ownership could leave Canada as nothing more than a “branch plant” when it comes to investment in innovation and rural coverage.

Jan 10, 2014 — News Article

INTERVIEW-Canada not actively looking at lifting foreign limits on telcos by Thomson Reuters

James Moore says the Canadian government is not actively considering relaxing foreign ownership limits on the telecoms and broadcast sectors, even though he has said he is open to the idea.

Dec 26, 2013 — Blog Post

What a year!

Video looking back at a remarkable 2013 - the movement that we are building together has never been stronger and more needed. 

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

Canada’s elastic policy on foreign publishers by Simon Houpt

Columnist says that Heritage Canada's stance on foreign publishers is inconsistent and not transparent.

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

Canada’s elastic policy on foreign publishers by Simon Houpt

Columnist says that Heritage Canada's stance on foreign publishers is inconsistent and not transparent.

Jun 27, 2013 — News Article

CRTC approves Bell/Astral deal with conditions by Michael Lewis

Columnist says that while analysts applauded the decision, saying it allows Bell an avenue for expansion in a country where opportunities are limited, consumer groups said it will mean less choice for Canadians and higher prices.

Jun 4, 2013 — News Article

Study: Global Media Industry Poised to Top $2 Trillion in 2016 by Paul Bond

PricewaterhouseCoopers says services like Netflix and Hulu will help keep the U.S. as the biggest entertainment market in the world for the foreseeable future.

May 18, 2013 — News Article

How Ottawa's plan to foster wireless competition sank by Rita Trichur, Sean Silcoff and Boyd Erman

Columnists say that the Telus-Mobilicity takeover announcement is a powerful signal that the current government’s wireless strategy is on life support.

Mar 6, 2013 — News Article

Canadian Producers, Broadcasters Clash Over Foreign Distribution Revenue by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says private networks want a share of the profits from sales of homegrown series like “Flashpoint” and “Rookie Blue” to the U.S. networks.

Apr 18, 2012 — News Article

Canada Telecom Rule Changes Threaten National Security by Hugo Miller and Andrew Mayeda

Public Safety Canada warns that Canada’s plan to allow foreign companies such as VimpelCom Ltd. (VIP) to increase their stakes in the country’s telecommunications providers poses a “considerable risk” to national security.

Mar 15, 2012 — News Article

Wind Mobile to boycott wireless spectrum auction

Columnist says Wind Mobile will likely boycott an upcoming auction of wireless spectrum because the rules do not give smaller players enough bandwidth to build the most advanced network.

Mar 14, 2012 — News Article

Foreign ownership restrictions lifted for small players in wireless auction Provided by The by Steve Rennie

The Conservative government has placed limits on the coming wireless spectrum auction and has lifted foreign-investment limits on small telecom firms.

Mar 14, 2012 — News Article

Harper Government Takes Action to Support Canadian Families

Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry, announced that The Telecommunications Act will be amended to lift foreign investment restrictions for telecom companies that hold less than a 10-percent share of the total Canadian telecommunications market.

Feb 13, 2012 — News Release

Poll finds Canadian media too important to allow foreign control

According to a new opinion survey, 77% of Canadians see domestic media companies as too important for cultural and security reasons to allow them to be controlled by foreign interests.

Feb 13, 2012 — Opinion Poll

Foreign ownership of Canadian media companies

A new report on public opinion shows that Canadian media companies are too important for culture and natural security to allow foreign ownership.

Jul 25, 2011 — News Article

Netflix Canada: not bad, but not yet Canadian by Tim Teatro

Columnist says Netflix offers a disappointing lack of recent and high quality Canadian content.

Jun 4, 2011 — News Article

Canadian cellphone costs inflated by restrictions: Globalive by Scott Simpson

Globalive Chairman says federal laws that restrict foreign investment are keeping mobile phone costs unnecessarily high for Canadian consumers.