Newsletter: February 25, 2020

Weekly News (February 25, 2020)
Compiled by Fizza Kulvi with Sara Bannerman
McMaster University, Communications Governance Observatory

(February 17 – February 25, 2020)

Canadian News
International News

(February 17 – February 25, 2020)

Supreme Court of Canada

[SOLICITOR-CLIENT PRIVILEGE] Attorney General of Nova Scotia representing Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil and Diana Whalen v. Alex M. Cameron (N.S.) (Civil) (By Leave) (38688): “The motion for a stay of execution is dismissed. The application for leave to appeal from the judgment of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Number CA 479331, 2019 NSCA 38, dated May 16, 2019, is dismissed with costs.”

Canadian House of Commons
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Canadian Heritage
 Elections Canada
 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
 Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

News Releases:

  • Telecom Order 2020-69
    • [2020-02-21 11:00AM]
    • Zip Telecom Inc. – Approval of a tariff application
  • Telecom Order 2020-68
    • [2020-02-21 11:00AM]
    • Northwestel Inc. – Interim approval of a tariff applications
  • Compliance and Enforcement Decision 2020-67
    • [2020-02-20 11:00AM]
    • 9250-5114 Québec Inc., operating as Rénovation Domicili-air – Violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules
  • Telecom Order 2020-66
    • [2020-02-20 11:00AM]
    • Forbearance from the regulation of Canadian telecommunications common carriers’ international telecommunications service agreements and arrangements for the carriage of traffic into or out of Canada
  • Telecom Order 2020-65
    • [2020-02-19 11:00AM]
    • Revocation of basic international telecommunications services licences
  • Broadcasting Decision 2020-64
    • [2020-02-18 11:00AM]
    • Addition of Heritage 4K to the List of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution
  • Broadcasting Decision 2020-63
    • [2020-02-17 11:00AM]
    • CFWC-FM Brantford and CKPC Brantford – Technical changes and licence amendments
  • Telecom Order 2020-62
    • [2020-02-19 11:00AM]
    • Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the First Mile Connectivity Consortium in the Telecom Notice of Consultation 2019-45 proceeding

Senate of Canada
  • No relevant Senate of Canada sitting days this week.
Canadian House of Commons
  • Planned & possible sitting days this week: Feb 24 – Feb 28
  • International Trade (CIIT)
    • Feb. 25, 2020, 9 – 2 PM (EDT) Bill C-4, An Act to Implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions, regulatory policies and reports in the coming week. This list may be incomplete and is subject to change without notice.

  • Anticipated releases for the week of Feb 24-28
  • Broadcasting Decisions: Decisions relating to the following applications considered by the Commission at the 5 November 2019 public hearing:
    • CFPV-FM Radio Ltd.
      CFPV-FM Pemberton
      Public record for this application: 2018-0694-4
    • CKPM-FM Radio Ltd.
      CKPM-FM Port Moody
      Public record for this application: 2018-0695-2
    • CHMZ-FM Radio Ltd.
      CIMM-FM Radio Ltd.
      CHMZ-FM Tofino and CIMM-FM Ucluelet
      Public record for these applications: 2019-0179-4, 2019-0181-9, 2018-0692-8 and 2018-0693-6
  • Telecom Decisions:
    • KMTS, a division of Bell Canada – Implementation of local competition for TBayTel in the exchanges of Kenora and Keewatin, Ontario
      Public record: 8663-K1-201903071

Upcoming Public Hearings: