Industry Minister Tony Clement has confirmed that the government intends to overturn the CRTC’s usage based billing decision. In a twitter exchange with CBC reporter Rosemary Barton, Clement was asked “is it true you will overturn internet decision if CRTC does not back down?”. Clement responded “True. CRTC must go […]
Archive for February, 2011
With Clement indicating that a decision will be forthcoming by March 1st, there is just one month for cabinet to address the issue. So what comes next?
NDP MP Charlie Angus has put forward a motion at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage calling for hearings on the CRTC’s proposed change to the broadcasting false news prohibition.
The Canadian Federation of Students has issued a comprehensive position paper on Bill C-32. It calls for the adoption of a flexible fair dealing provision and raises questions about the inclusion of the digital lock rules. At a minimum, it calls for a link between circumvention and an infringing purpose […]
The Canadian Network Operators Consortium, which represents dozens of independent ISPs, have written to Industry Minister Tony Clement to ask the government to refer the CRTC’s UBB decision back to the Commission for review. The letter notes: Under section 12 of the Telecommunications Act, the Governor in Council can within […]