Newsletter: March 16, 2021

Weekly News (March 16, 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 9-15th, 2021)

Canadian News

International News

(March 9-15th, 2021)

Canadian Heritage

 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

 Supreme Court of Canada

  • The Supreme Court of Canada has today deposited with the Registrar judgments in the following leave applications.
    • [SEARCH & SEIZURE/DIGITAL DEVICES] Sheldon Wells Canfield v. Her Majesty the Queen and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada – and between – Daniel Emerson Townsend v. Her Majesty the Queen and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada (Alta.) (Criminal) (By Leave) (39376(Dismissed)
    • [FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION] Kathleen Helen Walker v. Law Society of British Columbia (B.C.) (Civil) (By Leave) (39452(Dismissed)

 Federal Court of Appeal

Federal Court of Canada

Supreme Court of the United States





News Releases:

Supreme Court of Canada

Senate of Canada

 Canadian House of Commons

 Upcoming Committee Meetings


 Open Proceedings

Anticipated releases for the week of March 15-19th, 2021

The CRTC is not planning on issuing any decisions, regulatory policies and reports in the coming week. This 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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