CRTC: The Last Six Months
Of Federal Activity

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This is a computer-generated report that shows all of the federal activity with respect to the keyword "CRTC" over the last six months. This is a demonstration of the power of our government relations automation software.

Hansard

House: 10 Speeches
Senate: 3 Speeches

House Senate

Bills

Active: 0

Regulations

Filed: 0
Proposed: 0

The House

Mr. Xavier Barsalou-Duval (Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères, BQ)

June 5th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“...a an essential voice for our culture.

During the ceremony, Xavier Dolan openly criticized the CRTC. Its decision regarding the licence for Séries+ and Historia jeopardizes the future of Quebec television.

Will the minister do something to support our culture and require the CRTC to review its decision?”

Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

June 5th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“... only country in the G7 that has invested so much.

That being said, I remind members that the CRTC is an independent agency, but of course I invite all those affected by the decision to make the...”

Mr. Mario Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île, BQ)

June 5th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, the CRTC's decision regarding Séries+ has already resulted in the cancellation of three Quebec television series. This is an attack on our culture, and this Canadian institution is opening the door to giving other broadcasters the same type of licence. That means fewer Quebec productions.

If the minister does not want to take action and if the CRTC does not want to fulfill its mandate, what is the federal government waiting for? When will it ...”

Mr. Pierre Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert, NDP)

May 29th
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Oral Questions

“Mr. Speaker, the CRTC pulled the rug out from under the feet of everyone in the country by cutting funding for Canadian and French-language content, with disastrous consequences.

Three days later, three original series were cancelled in Quebec. It is wrong, but it is legal because the CRTC is allowing it to happen. Even the Quebec minister of culture has asked the CRTC to go back to the drawing board.

This weekend, I wrote a letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage to remind her that the government can step in and refer a decision back to the CRTC in exceptional cases such as this one, which is threatening our entire cultural industry.

In this exceptional circumstance, can we count on the minister to refer these ill-advised decisions back to the CRTC? Can independent producers, the artisans of our culture, count on her?”

Hon. Mélanie Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage, Lib.)

May 29th
Hansard Link

Oral Questions

“...ly country in the G7 that has invested so much.

I am currently looking at the impact that the CRTC decision will have, and I invite artists and industry creators to make their views known.”

David de Burgh Graham (Liberal)

April 4th
Hansard Link

The Budget

“...all this? We have to invest. The federal government, provincial government, municipalities, and the CRTC have all committed large sums of money to grow the Internet, so I am very happy with that progress. The CRTC's statement just before Christmas that broadband has to be defined as 15-megabit service with u...”

Brigitte Sansoucy (NDP)

March 24th
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Private Members' Business

“...t all the needs.

It is 2017. High-speed Internet is a basic service. That is according to the CRTC, not me. The CRTC is calling for universal access to reliable broadband Internet service via fixed and mobile wir...”

Rachel Blaney (NDP)

February 2nd
Hansard Link

Adjournment Proceedings

“.... In short, they need the support of government at all levels, and those of Industry Canada and the CRTC. Will the minister listen and commit to helping them?

Recently, I sent a mail-out to the ...”

Rachel Blaney (NDP)

February 2nd
Hansard Link

Adjournment Proceedings

“Mr. Speaker, just recently, the CRTC decided to deem access to the internet as an essential service. This is a major step in Canadian telecommunication history. I suspect this will have some profound consequences on our infrastructure and services over the next decade. This makes sense as internet usage is growing across our country and its practical applications are increasingly varied.

The job market and services are more and more web-dependent. Like many resource-based economies trying to expand and diversity, our riding's local economy needs broadband access to adapt.

The CRTC decision to make the internet an essential service is a step in the right direction, but we nee...”

Michel Boudrias (Bloc Québécois)

January 30th
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Routine Proceedings

“...other members of the House, seeks to draw the government's attention to the consequences of the new CRTC policy on independent community television in Quebec and Canada.

The petitioners are aski...”


The Senate

Hon. Larry W. Smith (Leader of the Opposition)

June 15th
Hansard Link

Canadian Heritage Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission—Tax on Broadband Services

“...s, my question today is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.

In December 2016, the CRTC, Canada's telecom regulator, declared broadband internet a basic telecommunications service. The national regulator announced a strategy to boost internet service and speeds in rural and isolated areas.

The chair of the CRTC said:

The future of our economy, our prosperity and our society — indeed, the future of every citizen — requires us to set ambitious goals, and to get on with connecting all Canadians for the 21st century.

Just today, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in the House of Commons recommended a 5 per cent tax on broadband distribution to help fund Canada's media industries. In the election campaign, the government committed not to impose a Netflix tax and declared that this proposal is nonsense. Taxpayers already received bad news in the last budget regarding tax increases. We can think of the automatic tax increases on alcohol that we discussed in the last days in the Senate. I agree with the CRTC's view that connecting all Canadians coast to coast to coast is essential for the prosperity an...”

Hon. Dennis Glen Patterson

January 31st
Hansard Link

Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Remote Access to Digital Connectivity

“... service levels of any jurisdiction in Canada.

We were quite thrilled on December 22 when the CRTC responded to many appeals from the North and declared that broadband Internet is an essential s...”

Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains, P.C., M.P., Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

January 31st
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Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Remote Access to Digital Connectivity

“...p that we want to have with others as well. That is important to note.

As you also mentioned, CRTC made a ruling with regard to this, and they also put forward a proposal of $750 million that the telecommunication companies should assist with in terms of dealing with this issue of access in rural and remote communities.

We feel that initiative, coupled with our program, is definitely a very positive step. It does not deal with the entire gap. I'm currently working with my colleagues and others to determine how to deal with those additional challenges going forward. But we wanted to act immediately, hence why we put forward the Connect to Innovate program, to provide high-speed Internet connectivity in some of these rural and remote communities.

This is coupled with the CRTC and the work I'm doing with my provincial and territorial counterparts. I've set a table around...”


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