The Supreme Court of Canada today granted leave to appeal the deferral account case, which focuses on the use of hundreds of millions of dollars of "extra" funds collected by Canadian telecommunications companies. The CRTC wants the money allocated toward broadband initiatives, while PIAC wants it refunded.
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The PIPEDA hearings continued on Wednesday with CIPPIC, PIAC, and the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association providing their views. While I was unable to find a student to blog the event, CIPPIC has posted its meeting notes and speaking notes.
The Globe and Mail reports that the government was thinking about grabbing the more than $600 million sitting in deferral accounts that the CRTC wants used for broadband and consumer groups want refunded. The optics of hundreds of millions of consumers' money going into government coffers while the same telcos […]