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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL): A Statistical Analysis from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • May 16 2017

On Monday, May 15, 2017, representatives from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) provided an update on Canada’s


Government of Canada repeals July 1, 2017 implementation of private right of action under Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • June 8 2017

On June 7, 2017, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly known as Industry Canada) announced that on June 2, 2017, the


Happy September! What are the odds that your employees aren’t gambling at work?
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • September 7 2016

If you are a professional sports fan....you know what time of year it is. September 8th is the first day of the NFL season. In three weeks' time


Canadian appeals court rules internet service providers are not broadcasters
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • September 6 2010

The Federal Court of Appeal (Court) has confirmed that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not broadcasters


Canada revises community television policy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • November 9 2010

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued an updated policy requiring cable undertakings to ensure that at least half of the programming on their community access channels is created by community members, meaning that the original idea for a program must come from members of the community, who must also be involved in some aspect of the production, whether in front or behind the camera


Supreme Court of Canada to rule on whether ISPs can be regulated under the Broadcasting Act
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • June 28 2011

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted leave to appeal a Federal Court of Appeal judgment dated 7 July 2010, which held that internet service providers (ISPs) do not carry on a "broadcasting undertaking" as defined in the federal Broadcasting Act


Canadian Competition Authority imposes first C$10 million civil penalty for misleading advertising
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

On 28 June 2011, the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) registered a consent agreement with the Canadian Competition Tribunal (CCT) in which one of Canada's largest communications company agreed to pay a civil administrative monetary penalty of C$10 million for misleading advertising in connection with its internet, home phone, wireless and television services


CRTC seeks power to levy higher penalties
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • February 9 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has advocated in a published licence renewal decision that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act (the Act), the statute that grants the CRTC its powers, should be amended in order to enable the CRTC to impose tougher punishments on companies that breach the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act and their related regulations


Telecommunications regulator imposes moratorium on exclusivity programming agreements for mobile and broadband rights
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • April 26 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it has imposed a moratorium against a large communications company, prohibiting it from entering into new exclusive programming agreements for mobile and broadband rights to television programming from its conventional and specialty channels


CRTC announces review of earlier decisions relating to usage-based billing for wholesale internet services
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 22 2011

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced a comprehensive review of its recent decisions that would have permitted large internet distributors to adopt usage-based billing for wholesale customers (typically small internet service providers or ISPs) where such providers' residential users exceeded bandwidth caps, as determined by the distributors who generally own or operate the network infrastructure