Newsletter: April 13, 2021

Weekly News (April 13, 2021)

Compiled by Emmanuel Appiah, Meaghan Wester, and Nick Gertler with Sara Bannerman, Fenwick McKelvey, Guillaume Dandurand, Marek Blottière, and Kevin Morin

McMaster University, Communications Governance Observatory

This week’s newsletter includes additional links to articles made available through Factiva via McMaster and York respectively.

The Communications Governance Discussion Group meets every few weeks by Zoom.  Email organizer Derek Hrynyshyn <> for details.

(April 7th – April 12th, 2021)

Canadian News

International News

(April 7th – April 12th, 2021)

Federal Court of Appeal

Federal Court of Appeal

 U.S. Supreme Court

 Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Competition Bureau Canada

 Global Affairs Canada

 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

 Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada







News Releases:

  • Broadcasting decision 2021-127
    [2021-04-08 11:00:00]
    APPROVED – Amherst Island Radio Broadcasting Inc. – Loyalist Township, Ontario – Application to change the authorized contours of the English-language community radio station CJAI-FM Stella
  • Telecom order 2021-126
    [2021-04-08 11:00:00]
    Determination of costs award with respect to the participation of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in the proceeding that led to Telecom Decision 2021-125 – File numbers: 8662- B2-201911347 and 4754-632
  • Telecom decision 2021-125
    [2021-04-08 11:00:00]
    Large facilities-based Internet service providers – Application to review and vary Telecom Regulatory Policy 2019-269 regarding the application of the Internet Code – Public record: 8662-B2-201911347
  • Broadcasting and Telecom regulatory policy 2021-124
    [2021-04-06 11:00:00]
    Amendments to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, and the Discretionary Services Regulations
  • Compliance and Enforcement and Telecom decision 2021-123
    [2021-04-06 11:00:00]
    STIR/SHAKEN implementation for Internet Protocol-based voice calls – Public record: 1011-NOC2019-0404

Senate of Canada

Canadian House of Commons

     Upcoming Committee Meetings


 Open Proceedings

Anticipated releases for the week of April 12th-16th, 2021

The CRTC plans to issue no decision and/or regulatory policy in the coming week. This list may be incomplete and is subject to change without notice.

         Regulatory Policies

2021-3 – Revised list of non-Canadian programming services and stations authorized for distribution – Annual compilation of amendments

 Public Hearings

Open Public Consultations:

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