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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...

2014-08-27 12:27:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - In the wake of the death of Jean Sutherland Boggs on August 22, at age 92, the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) offers its heartfelt condolences to her family and salutes her outstanding contribution to the advancement of the visual arts. She will be remembered as one of the NGC's most effective leaders. "Jean Sutherland Boggs is a key personality in the history of the National Gallery. The acquisitions of international art that she championed are among...

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...

2014-07-31 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...

2014-07-23 12:27:36

OTTAWA, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it will host a meeting with telecommunications and broadcasting distribution companies to discuss the practice of charging additional fees to customers who wish to receive paper bills. The CRTC also released the results of its fact-finding exercise on these practices. Based on information obtained by the CRTC, there is a wide variation in how companies approach paper bill...

2014-06-25 12:26:46

GATINEAU, QC, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced the steps it will take to enhance Canadians' access to existing 9-1-1 services and facilitate the transition to next-generation 9-1-1 services. The action plan published today was established further to a consultation in which Canadians were asked to identify and prioritize the matters within the CRTC's jurisdiction that should be addressed regarding 9-1-1...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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