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Federal budget includes roadmap for digital tax, emergency CBC funding

The Trudeau government's first budget in more than two years includes a roadmap for introducing a Digital Services Tax (DST) that would be applied...

Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – Manitoba moves to implement digital tax

The Province of Manitoba is the latest government to indicate it will force online streaming, video, e-commerce and other digital platforms to start collecting...

Evanov latest radio group to rebrand to reflect digital consumer shift

Evanov Radio Group is the latest media company to undertake a rebrand as it moves to refresh its corporate image to reflect the changing...

Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – Jim Pattison Broadcast Group rebrands as Pattison Media

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has announced it’s rebranding as Pattison Media Ltd. to reflect the company’s evolution beyond terrestrial radio and television. President Rod...

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group rebrands as Pattison Media

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group has announced it's rebranding as Pattison Media Ltd. to reflect the company's evolution beyond terrestrial radio and television. The rebrand...

Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – Pandemic telco complaints up six per cent

The CRTC has published the findings of its initial engagement phase as it looks to modernize the Indigenous broadcasting policy. Between June 2019 and...

CAB calls for radio Cancon reduction, common ownership changes

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) has submitted its intervention to the CRTC as part of the commission's review of the commercial radio policy...

Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – Bell prepared to ‘significantly’ ramp up response to...

Bell says in anticipation of an increase in the volume of access requests in coming months in Quebec, it’s prepared to respond quickly to...

Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – Proposed Rogers/Shaw merger raises competition, ownership concerns

Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications are to be combined in a $26 billion transaction, subject to regulatory approvals. The combined company would create a...

Proposed Rogers/Shaw deal ignites competition, ownership concentration concerns

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) is among the organizations and policy experts expressing concern about a proposed transaction that would see Rogers Communications...