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Telecom

No Excuse to Delay Number Portability

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, freely available version) focuses on the CRTC’s wireless number portability consultation.  I argue that while the industry regularly touts the Canadian wireless environment as a highly competitive, world-class market, the truth is that Canada trails badly on the number portability issue.  The […]

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October 9, 2005 5 comments Columns

CRTC Invites Comments on Number Portability

Earlier this week I commented on the CWTA’s disappointing plan for cell phone number portability which envisions a full rollout in 2007, despite calls from the federal government to move expeditiously.  This afternoon the CRTC jumped into the fray, inviting comments on the issue including the CWTA’s proposed timeframe.  If […]

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September 16, 2005 3 comments News

The Lawful Access Questions

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version) examines the lawful access plan in light of Justice Minister Irwin Cotler’s announcement late last week that the government plans to move forward on the initiative this fall. Although the specifics of the actual bill remain unknown, the […]

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August 26, 2005 5 comments Columns

Here Comes Lawful Access

Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler spoke to a group of police organizations today and pledged to move forward this fall on the lawful access initiative.  Cotler apparently indicated that there will be a memo to cabinet on the matter in September with legislation likely to quickly follow.  For those who […]

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August 18, 2005 35 comments News

Telecom Policy Review Submissions

The Telecom Policy Review website now features dozens of submissions.  My relatively short submission (relative to the 1000 page, 24 MB zipped submission from Bell Canada) is online.  So too are submissions from CIPPIC (working with several groups) and all the other usual suspects.  Comments on the submissions are due […]

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August 16, 2005 1 comment News