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CRTC wireless code comes into force: Canadians can cancel their contracts without penalty after two years

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, December 2, 2013 — The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today marked the coming into force of
its wireless code, which enables Canadians to cancel their contracts at no
cost after a maximum of two years. The code also makes it easier for
Canadians to understand their contracts for cellphones and other mobile
devices and sets out their basic rights. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC to introduce a new area code in southwestern Ontario in 2015

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 30, 2013 — The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it will introduce a
new area code in southwestern Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC to introduce a new area code in Alberta in 2016

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 30, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it will introduce
a new province-wide area code in Alberta, which is presently served by
area codes 403, 587 and 780. Read the rest of this entry »

Speech

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Opening remarks

by Peter Menzies

Vice-Chairman
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

at the public hearing

Gatineau, Quebec

October 21, 2013

(Check against delivery)

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to this public hearing. Read the rest of this entry »

Statement

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International enforcement agencies join forces to thwart caller
identification spoofing

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 21, 2013 — Today, agencies from Canada, the
United States, and the United Kingdom issued the following statement: Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Newsrelease‏

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Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Union Calling Inc. pay a total of
$115,000 in penalties for violating Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 15, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that the Canadian Union
of Postal Workers has paid a penalty of $50,000 and Union Calling Inc. has
paid a penalty of $65,000 as part of settlements over violations to the
Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 23 to 27 September 2013

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory
policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to
change without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 12 to 16 August 2013

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services Conditions imposed will ensure the transaction benefits Canadians and the Canadian broadcasting system

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 27, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Astral
Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional
television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc. The CRTC’s approval
comes with a number of conditions that are necessary to uphold the public
interest.
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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 2013‏

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 2013

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian conventional television stations

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 13, 2013 —Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released statistical and financial
information on Canadian conventional television stations for the broadcast
year ended August 31, 2012. These annual reports allow interested parties,
including Canadians, to stay informed about the state of the Canadian
communications industry. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 10 to 14 June 2013

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CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 10 to 14 June 2013

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.

Broadcasting Decisions:

Application by Shaw Television Limited Partnership
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng
to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language television
service CKND-DT Winnipeg in order to add a digital transmitter to replace
its existing analog transmitter CKND-TV-2 Minnedosa

Application by TVtropolis General Partnership
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-106.htm#bm4 for authority to
acquire the assets of the national, English-language specialty Category A
service TVtropolis

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 3 to 7 June 2013

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CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 3 to 7 June 2013

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.

Broadcasting Decision:

None

Telecom Decision:

Forbearance from the regulation of high capacity / digital data services
interexchange private line services on certain additional routes
File number: 8638-S1-01/98
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/partvii/eng/1998/8638-98.htm

Telecom Regulatory Policy:

The Wireless Code
File number: 8665-C12-201212448
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=T&PT=NC&PST=A&Lang=eng

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In settlement with CRTC, Comwave Telenetworks Inc. agrees to pay $100,000

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, April 3, 2013 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television 
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that Comwave Telenetworks Inc. has paid a penalty of $100,000 to the Receiver General for 
Canada as part of a settlement over its telemarketing practices. 
Comwave provides telecommunications services, such as home telephone, Voice over Internet Protocol telephone and long-distance services. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 2 to 5 April 2013‏

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 2 to 5 April 2013

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 25 to 28 March 2013‏

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CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the 
week of 25 to 28 March 2013

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and regulatory policies in
the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Additional Information

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Additional information on wholesale high-speed access services

In the late 1990s, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications
Commission (CRTC) decided that it would not intervene in Internet
services. There was enough competition to give Canadians choice. Internet
service providers set the rates paid by consumers, as well as other terms
and conditions, without having to obtain the CRTC’s approval. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC finalizes wholesale rates for independent service providers‏

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CRTC finalizes wholesale rates for independent service providers

 Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

(CRTC) established final rates for the wholesale high-speed access

services used by independent service providers to offer competitively

priced Internet and other services. As a result of certain adjustments,
some independent service providers will see significant reductions in the

wholesale rates they pay.  Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 18 to 22 February 2013

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
Broadcasting decisions: Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 11 to 15 February 2013‏

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 11 to 15 
February 2013
 
The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
Broadcasting decisions:
 
Application by 9262-8148 Québec inc.
(http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-475.htm#bm14) for a
broadcasting licence to operate Télé Santé +, a national French-language
specialty Category B service 
 
Application by Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd.
(https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng)
to change the authorized contours of the ethnic specialty commercial radio
station CKIN-FM Montréal
 
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CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 7 to 11 January 2013‏

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CRTC decisions and regulatory policies for the week of 7 to 11 January
2013
 
The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory
policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject
to change without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC increases the diversity of voices in the Montreal market

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved a new multilingual
television station to be called International Channel/Canal International
(ICI). The CRTC also approved an application by Rogers to acquire CJNT, an
ethnic television station, and authorized it to convert the station to an
English-language station.  Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC to examine future of 911 services in Canada

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, December 17, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it will examine
the future of 911 services in Canada. To prepare for the formal review in
2014-2015, the CRTC has appointed National Commissioner Tim Denton as an
Inquiry Officer and invites Canadians to share their views on how 911
services could be improved. Mr. Denton will report his findings to the
CRTC by the end of May 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies‏

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 December
2012
 
The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
Broadcasting Decision: Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 10 to 14 December 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
Broadcasting Decision:
 
Application by OUTtv Network Inc.
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/instances-proceedings/Default-Defaut.aspx?S=C&PA=B&PT=PT1&PST=A&Lang=eng
alleging that TELUS Communications Company has subjected it to an undue
disadvantage or has given other programming services an undue preference 
 
Telecom Decision:
 
Revocation of basic international telecommunications services licences

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 3 to 7 December 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC addresses telephone number shortage in Ontario and Alberta

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, November 29, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) began a process to address a
predicted telephone number shortage in southern Ontario and all regions of
Alberta.  Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 26 to 30 November 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 19 to 23 November 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC invites Canadians to join online discussion on the wireless code

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, November 13, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched an online discussion to
facilitate broader discussion among Canadians on a new code for wireless
services, such as cellphones and other personal mobile devices. This
discussion is part of a proceeding that will include a public hearing
beginning on February 11, 2013, in Gatineau, Que. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 12 to 16 November 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 5 to 9 November 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 30 October to 2 November 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
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CRTC requires more transparency in rates for wholesale telecommunications services

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that in the future large
telephone and cable companies will have to make more information public
when proposing rates for wholesale services. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC announces 2nd annual meeting of the International Do Not Call Network to facilitate cooperation on telemarketing enforcement

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Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
welcomed three new enforcement agencies to the International Do Not Call
Network. Agencies from the Netherlands, Portugal and Japan attended the
network’s 2nd annual meeting, which was held on October 19, 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC denies BCE’s bid to acquire Astral

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Transaction not in the interest of Canadians and Canada’s broadcasting
system
 
Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) denied BCE’s application to acquire control of Astral Media’s
television and radio services because it is not in the public interest.
Astral Media operates 84 radio stations and 20 pay and specialty
television channels in both official languages. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 15-19 October 2012

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
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Opening remarks (BCE/Astral)‏

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Jean-Pierre Blais
Chairman 
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
 
to the Public Hearing 
 
Montreal, Quebec
 
September 10, 2012
 
(CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY)
 
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
 
BCE/Astral transaction
 
At this hearing, we will be reviewing BCE’s application to acquire Astral
Media for $3.3 billion. This is a large transaction that could have a
significant impact on the Canadian broadcasting sector and the broader
communication system. In fact, it could affect all Canadians and we at the
CRTC need to make sure that the parties clearly outline why this is a good
deal for Canada.

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Guelph Federal Liberal Association in violation of Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules

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Association pays $4,900 penalty, undertakes comprehensive compliance
program

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, August 24, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that a Notice of
Violation has been issued to the Guelph Federal Liberal Association (“the
Association ”) on behalf of Frank Valeriote. The Notice of Violation
involved Robocalls made on April 30, 2011, which did not comply with the
Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. As part of a settlement, a penalty
of $4,900, has been imposed. The calls involved an election advertising
message and were made during the 2011 Federal election campaign in
Guelph.

The violations involved a pre-recorded message sent by the Association
that failed to identify on whose behalf the call was made; provide
necessary call-back information; and display the originating telephone
number or an alternate number where the originator could be reached. The
calls were made over a period of approximately one hour.

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 23 to 27 July 2012
The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.

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Consumer cable bills to be adjusted with phase out of fund

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, July 18, 2012 —Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that the Local Programming
Improvement Fund will be phased out by August 31, 2014. The contribution
to the Fund will be gradually reduced until it is discontinued. As a
result, the charge many cable and satellite companies have passed through
to their customers will be removed from their bills. Read the rest of this entry »

CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the of 9 to 13 July 2012
 
The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.
 
Broadcasting decision:
 
Application by 3924181 Canada Inc.
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2012/2012-212.htm#4 for authority to
acquire from 8135274 Canada Inc., as part of a corporate reorganization,
the assets of the national, English-language specialty Category B service
known as ABC Spark 
 
Telecommunication Decision:
 
No decision

CRTC investigation prompts Rogers to stop slowing down Internet traffic

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 10, 2012 at 3:00 AM
Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
(CRTC) closed its investigation into Rogers Communications’ Internet
traffic management practices. The CRTC is satisfied that Rogers has
addressed its concerns regarding the company’s practice of slowing down
certain types of Internet traffic.

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CRTC approves Rogers Broadcasting’s purchase of the Saskatchewan Communications Network

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Sports, Technology, travel, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 22, 2012 at 3:00 AM
OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 21, 2012 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved Rogers Broadcasting
Limited’s purchase of the Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN), an
educational television service, from Bluepoint Investment Inc.

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