Weekly News Sept 24. 2018

Weekly News (September 24, 2018)

Compiled by Ian Steinberg with Sara Bannerman

McMaster University, Communications Governance Observatory

Canadian News (Sept. 17-23, 2018)


International News (Sept. 17-23, 2018)


Press Releases and Decisions (Sept. 17-23, 2018)

House of Commons – Canadian Heritage (CHPC) Committee


Copyright Board of Canada

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

  • OPC’s ATIP Annual Reports tabled in Parliament: Sept. 18, 2018, the OPC’s Access to Information Act Annual Report and Privacy Act Annual Report were tabled in Parliament. Prepared by the OPC’s Director of ATIP and Chief Privacy Officer, these two annual reports describe how our office, like other departments and agencies subject to federal access and privacy laws, fulfilled its responsibilities under the Privacy Act and the Access to Information Act in 2017-2018.



Upcoming Events

Senate of Canada

o   September 24, 2018 1:00 PM: Canada’s national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities

o   Martin Bélanger, Director, Public Alerting (Pelmorex Weather Networks (Television) Inc.)

o   Kurt Eby, Director, Regulatory and Government Relations (Pelmorex Weather Networks (Television) Inc.)

o   Eric Bowles, Legal Counsel (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)

o   Ken MacDonald, Executive Director, National Programs & Business Development(Environment and Climate Change Canada)

o   Scott Shortliffe, Chief Consumer Officer and Executive Director (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission)

o   Patrick Tanguy, Assistant Deputy Minister, Emergency Management and Programs (Public Safety Canada)

o   Consideration of a draft report


o   September 25, 2018 9:30 AM: Study on the modernization of Canadian communications legislation, Konrad von Finckenstein, former chair, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) (As an Individual)

Canadian House of Commons

o   September 25, 2018 11:00 AM: Breach of Personal Information Involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

Government of Canada Consultations

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada



  • Anticipated releases for the week of 24 to 28 September 2018
  • Broadcasting Decision:

o   Decision relating to the following application considered under the Commission’sPart 1 process:

Durham Radio Inc.
Haldimand, Ontario
CHTG-FM Haldimand County – Licence amendment
Public record for this application: 2018-0133-2

  • Telecom Regulatory Policy:

o   Development of the Commission’s Broadband Fund
Public record: 1011-NOC2017-0112