Weekly Newsletter: March 29, 2022

Weekly News (March 29, 2022)

Compiled by Kyle Wyndham-West, Bradley McNeil, Fizza Kulvi, Meaghan Wester, and Nick Gertler with Sara Bannerman, Fenwick McKelvey, Guillaume Dandurand, Marek Blottière, and Kevin Morin
McMaster University, Communications Governance Observatory

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

(March 23- March 28, 2022)

Canadian News 

International News

(March 23- March 28, 2022)

Copyright Board of Canada

·         CSI Online Music Services Tariff (2014-2018) Application to withdraw Reasons, March 25, 2022 
·         CBRA Media Monitoring Tariffs (2023-2025) Reasons, March 25, 2022 Tariff, March 26, 2022
·         CMRRA Online Music Services Tariff (Music Videos) (2014-2018) Application to withdraw Reasons, March 2, 2022

Google Blog

·         The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework: Building for the long term

Microsoft Blog

·         EU-U.S. data agreement an important milestone for data protection, Microsoft is committed to doing our part

Apple Blog

·         Apple’s “CODA” wins historic Oscar for Best Picture at the Academy Awards

·         Apple’s $4.7B in Green Bonds support innovative green technology

·         Apple Maps delivers new, beautifully detailed experiences to explore Canadian cities


·         Broadcasting decision 2022-80
[2022-03-25 11:00:00]
Corus Radio Inc. – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Application to change the authorized contours of the English-language commercial radio station CJKR-FM

·         Telecom order 2022-79
[2022-03-25 11:00:00]
City Wide Communications Inc. – Application to order Bragg Communications Incorporated, carrying on business as Eastlink, to relocate its third-party Internet access point of interconnection – Public record: 8621-C17-202002856

·         Telecom order 2022-78
[2022-03-25 11:00:00]
Broadband Fund Payment Order – Approval of Claim Forms – March 2022

·         Telecom notice of consultation 2022-65-1
[2022-03-24 16:00:00]
Call for comments – Funding next-generation 9-1-1 access services through the National Contribution Fund – Changes to procedure – Public record: 1011-NOC2022-0065

·         Broadcasting notice of consultation 2021-376-2
[2022-03-24 16:00:00]
Call for comments on market capacity to serve Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and call for applications to serve Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec – Change to procedure – Public record: 1011-NOC2021-0376

·         Telecom decision 2022-77
[2022-03-24 16:00:00]
Forbearance from the regulation of high-capacity / digital data services interexchange private line services on certain additional routes – Public record: 8638-S1-01/98

·         Broadcasting decision 2022-76
[2022-03-24 16:00:00]
Rogers Communications Inc. – Across Canada – Application for authority to transfer the effective control of the broadcasting undertakings licensed to Shaw or its subsidiaries to Rogers or its subsidiaries

·         Broadcasting decision 2022-75
[2022-03-24 16:00:00]
Cogeco Média – Saguenay (Chicoutimi), Quebec – Application for authority to acquire from Arsenal Media Inc. the assets of the French-language commercial radio station CILM-FM

·         Broadcasting decision 2022-74
[2022-03-24 16:00:00]
Arsenal Média inc. – Val-d’Or, Rouyn-Noranda and La Sarre, Quebec – Application to acquire from Cogeco Media Inc. the assets of the French-language commercial radio stations CHGO-FM Val-d’Or, CHOA-FM Rouyn-Noranda and its transmitters, and CJGO-FM La Sarre and its transmitter

·         Telecom order 2022-73
[2022-03-22 11:00:00]
Streamlined order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application: Bell Canada, TN 7643

·         Telecom order 2022-72
[2022-03-22 11:00:00]
Streamlined order – The Commission approves on a final basis the following tariff application: TELUS Communications Inc., TN 645

Senate of Canada

·         Planned & Possible sitting days this week: The Senate sits all week.

  • March 30, 2022 4:15 PM ET    Legal and Constitutional Affairs Bill S-210, An Act to restrict young persons’ online access to sexually explicit material
    • Witness 1 MG Freesites

Canadian House of Commons

·         Planned & Possible sitting days this week: The House meets all week.


Anticipated releases for the week of 28 March to 1 April 2022

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the week of 28 March to 1 April 2022. This is subject to change without notice.

Telecom Decision:

·         CISC Emergency Services Working Group – Consensus report ESRE0094 – Updates to the wireless location accuracy benchmarks set out in Telecom Decision 2019-120
Public record: 8669-C12-01/01 

Open Proceedings

·         CRTC Open Broadcasting Proceedings

·         CRTC Open Telecom Proceedings

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