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.
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.
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.
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.
Columnists say the Conservative government is sounding more ambiguous and indefinite on its vow to allow foreign investors a bigger stake in the telecom industry.
Columnist says Industry Minister Christian Paradis is noticeably less aggressive on plans to open up Canada’s telecommunications industry to foreign-owned companies than his predecessor.
May 31, 2011 — News Release: Dalton Camp Award returns home
Nine years after its creation, the Dalton Camp Award returns to Fredericton this week with the presentation of the 2011 DCA Award at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
May 5, 2011 — News Article: Telus CEO says easing foreign ownership restrictions must be fair to all players by LuAnn LaSalle
Telus CEO says only easing restrictions for small wireless players disadvantages a number of companies that have taken the biggest risks and invested heavily in technology.
Mar 5, 2011 — News Article: Geist: Content rules, not Canadian ownership, protect our culture by Michael Geist
Columnist says that the cultural concerns associated with greater foreign ownership of broadcasters are vastly overblown.
Mar 3, 2011 — News Article: Clement sticks to his talking points on UBB and Globalive at Industry Committee by Perry Hoffman
Industry Minister says usage-based billing (UBB) threatens to limit the benefits that innovative and creative businesses, such as those involved in cloud computing, could bring to the Canadian economy.
Columnists say if the government wants to allow foreign direct investment decisions to be made according to criteria that include greater access to foreign capital and technology it should amend the Telecommunications Act to make that clear.
Feb 27, 2011 — News Article: We're such a feeble nation that Murdoch was bound to triumphby by Will Hotton
Columnist says England's cross-ownership rules within the media are the lamest of any in an industrialised country.
Feb 22, 2011 — News Article: Telecom needs a dose of foreign money
Columnist says allowing foreign investment would give Canadians and businesses more certainty, would lower prices for consumers and would send a clear signal that Canada is confident in the strength of its culture, without outdated, unnecessary regulations.