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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 91: “This is No Way to Regulate” – Former CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein Speaks Out on the CRTC and Bill C-10

Communications issues have been in the political spotlight in recent weeks with the controversial CRTC decision to reverse a pricing decision on wholesale broadband that swiftly led to calls for the resignation of Commission Chair Ian Scott as well as the ongoing battle over Bill C-10, which envisions granting extensive new powers to the CRTC.

Konrad von Finckenstein is a former chair of the CRTC, having led the Commission during a similarly contentious time during debates over net neutrality. He has since been outspoken on communications policy issues, including arguing that Bill C-10 should be scrapped and re-written. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to talk about the CRTC, the recent decisions, and what he thinks a better approach to Internet and broadcast regulation would look like.

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June 7, 2021 1 comment Podcasts

Outgoing CRTC Chair Pushing for Big Changes

Outgoing CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein granted interviews to several media outlets, calling for new legislation and a commitment to a national digital strategy.

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January 23, 2012 Comments are Disabled News

CRTC Chair Calls on Broadcasters to Lobby For Legislative Reform

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein gave a speech to the Canadian broadcasting community yesterday in which he urged broadcasters and broadcast distributors to speak with one voice for legislative reform. Von Finckenstein presented his vision of a single communications statute (rather than separate Telecom Act and Broadcasting Act) that could […]

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May 6, 2011 9 comments News

CRTC Chair On Extending Regulatory Reach

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein tells the Globe that the commission has no plans to try to extend its regulatory reach.

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February 16, 2010 2 comments News

CRTC Claims Misuse of Do-Not-Call List An Urban Myth

CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein delivered a speech this week in which he challenged reports that the do-not-call list is being misused.  Von Finckenstein stated that: I would like to take this opportunity to deflate an urban myth that has emerged about misuse of the list. There have been allegations […]

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June 17, 2009 15 comments News