CRTC commissioner Ian Scott has responded to the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s request to investigate telecom sales practices. In a letter addressed to PIAC executive director John Lawford, Scott writes “Canadians already have a variety of options available to them to seek redress depending on the nature of the issue.” Scott goes on to cite the 91 per cent satisfaction rate of complaints brought foward to the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecom-Television Services (CCTS).
British Columbia will get a new area code in May 2019, as the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) warns that 236, 250, 604 and 778 will be exhausted by mid-2020. Area code 672 will be used as the new area code.
Canadian Music Week and Friends of Steve Young will once again salute Young with the 10th annual Allan Waters Young Broadcaster of the Year Award in Honour of Steve Young. Anyone in the radio industry can nominate a candidate, who must be under the age of 30 as of Apr. 20, and work in on-air, programming, promotion, production or creative. The deadline for entries is Mar. 12 at midnight ET. Details here.