Netflix and YouTube, with no physical presence in Canada, enjoy an artificial advantage over Canadian competitors because they do not collect and remit sales taxes and often do not pay income tax.
All eyes were on Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains as he weighed whether to give Bell an effective monopoly over fibre Internet services in Canada. It was a landmark decision with big implications.
The money that cable companies are mandated to spend on community production could be put to better use if the CRTC directed funds directly to community media.
Right now, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is holding public hearings as another aspect of corporate media is on the brink of collapse: local TV news.
One of the TPP's selling points has been that it helps preserve and "open and free Internet." However, upon close examination, it doesn't advance the issue at all.
More than 15,000 jobs are at risk due to CRTC rulings and policies on TV broadcasting left over from the Harper Government.
Tomorrow is the deadline for Canadians (that's you) to tell the CRTC how it should update its local and community TV policy. TV? Who watches TV anymore?
With a contracted consultation period the CRTC seems poised to ignore community media
A national citizen's group has launched an online survey to ask people across Canada what they think about community media, the first of its kind in Canadian history.
OpenMedia wants to hear from Canadians -- how would you rate the political parties on delivering privacy, affordable access, and free expression?