Newsletter: April 7, 2021

Weekly News (April 7, 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.

(March 30-April 6th, 2021)

Canadian News

International News

(March 30-April 6th, 2021)

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Federal Court of Canada

 U.S. Supreme Court





News Releases:

  • Broadcasting decision 2021-122
    [2021-03-31 11:00:00]
    APPROVED – La Coopérative des montagnes limitée – Radio communautaire – Edmundston, New Brunswick – Application to change the authorized contours of the French-language community radio station CFAI-FM Edmundston

Senate of Canada

 Canadian House of Commons

     Upcoming Committee Meetings


Open Proceedings

Anticipated releases for the week of April 6th-9th, 2021

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

        Telecommunications Decisions:

  • 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

         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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