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Latest Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Stories

2014-09-08 08:25:09

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The CRTC hearings on Canadian television policy that begin today in Gatineau, Québec, are too narrowly focused on how much Canadians pay for cable and not on what is available for them to watch. The hearings risk being too focused on our views as consumers and not enough on our needs as citizens, which includes having access to news, analysis and entertainment that is made by and for Canadians. "CMG was among a number of participants to the CRTC...

2014-09-04 12:26:02

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released information on the broadcasting sector from the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report. The latest edition of this annual report indicates that Canadians are watching television programming across multiple platforms. This resulted in a modest increase in the overall average number of weekly television viewing hours. In 2013, the time spent watching traditional...

2014-09-02 12:26:22

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published It's Your CRTC! Your 5-minute Guide to Understanding and Participating in Our Activities to inform Canadians about how to participate in its activities and proceedings and why that's important. This initiative is part of a number of steps the CRTC is taking to make it easier for Canadians to take part in its public proceedings. This includes better informing Canadians about...

2014-08-29 16:22:33

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today acted to ensure that, in the event of an emergency situation, Canadians receive timely warnings over the radio and through their televisions. The CRTC is requiring the broadcasting industry to participate and relay emergency alert messages to Canadians. Cable and satellite companies, radio stations, over-the-air television stations and video-on-demand services...

2014-08-28 20:22:00

OTTAWA and GATINEAU,QC, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The CRTC's Vice-Chairpersons of Broadcasting and Telecommunications today hosted a meeting with nearly a dozen telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss charges for paper bills. Further to this meeting, those companies that charge paper bill fees have agreed to provide exemptions for customers who have no personal or home broadband connection, persons with disabilities who need a paper bill, seniors aged 65 and over...

2014-08-21 12:26:18

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today launched an online discussion forum for Canadians to have their final say on the future of the television system. The forum will be open until September 19 - the final day of the public hearing on Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. To help focus comments, the CRTC has also published a working document for discussion that outlines some of the issues to be considered...

2014-08-20 12:24:20

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, August 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that Québec Loisirs has paid $200,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of a settlement over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The company also agreed to end its previous telemarketing practices and help promote awareness of the Rules. Québec Loisirs is a Quebec-based company that sells books and DVDs. Acting on complaints...

2014-08-13 12:25:40

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) has paid $50,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of a settlement over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The company also agreed to end its previous telemarketing practices and help promote awareness of the Rules. The AFL is a voluntary organization consisting of 29 union affiliates and...

2014-07-31 16:25:33

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it is prohibiting exclusivity provisions in roaming agreements between Canadian wireless service providers to further enhance sustainable competition in the wireless market. In December 2013, the CRTC initiated a formal public proceeding to examine whether certain wireless service providers were subjecting smaller Canadian competitors to unjustly...

2014-07-30 12:27:56

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that Suitelife Vacations Club, which sells travel and vacation packages, has paid $20,000 in administrative monetary penalties as part of a settlement over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The company also agreed to end its previous telemarketing practices. Acting on complaints submitted by Canadians, the CRTC investigated Suitelife for alleged...