The Canadian Progressive: Escalating war on net neutrality, Bell Canada wants to block Canadians’ access to pirate websites

Back in April, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled in favour of net neutrality and declared that “Internet service providers should treat data traffic equally to foster consumer choice, innovation and the free exchange of ideas.” Bell Media, one of Canada’s “big three” telecom companies, wants to change all that. The post Escalating ...

The Canadian Progressive: Escalating war on net neutrality, Bell Canada wants to block Canadians’ access to pirate websites

Back in April, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled in favour of net neutrality and declared that “Internet service providers should treat data traffic equally to foster consumer choice, innovation and the free exchange of ideas.” Bell Media, one of Canada’s “big three” telecom companies, wants to change all that. The post Escalating ...

The Canadian Progressive: Bell’s Mobile TV Practice Violates Telecommunications Act: CRTC

In a decision likely to have implications for net neutrality, the CRTC has ruled that Bell and Vidéotron’s mobile TV practices violate the Telecommunications Act. The post Bell’s Mobile TV Practice Violates Telecommunications Act: CRTC appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Alberta Diary: Sun Media – not its squalid commentator Ezra Levant – is the problem

Ezra Levant, on the job with his Sun News microphone. Mr. Levant is not the problem. Sun Media is the problem. Below: Justin Trudeau, Bernie Farber, and Brian Mulroney. Ezra Levant is a squalid nuisance, barely worth contemplating. Sun Media is the problem. On Monday, Sun Media apologized for Mr. Levant’s repellent and sexually obsessive ...

Alberta Diary: CRTC ruling notwithstanding, Sun News and its campaign for subsidies will continue

Sun News Network gets ready to take Phase II of its campaign for subsidies on the road. Actual action plans by the right-wing broadcaster in light of the CRTC’s denial Wednesday of free cash from consumers and a favourable location on the TV tuner may not turn out to be exactly as illustrated. Below: Sun ...

Alberta Diary: Evil twins: Alberta Progressive Conservatives assail Wildrosers, and vice versa

This is not a photograph of Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Alberta Opposition Leader Danielle Smith. For one thing, these two are far too friendly with one another. But you get the point I’m trying to make, I’m sure. Below: The real Ms. Redford and the real Ms. Smith. I’ll admit I laughed out loud ...

Alberta Diary: Wildrose deftly defuses robo-call crisis while federal Cons suffer Scotch verdict

Members of the Wildrose Party try out their new robo-calling technology, which should avoid future problems with the CRTC. Right-wing Alberta politicians may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Wildrose Party Executive Committee President David Yager. You don’t have to agree with Alberta’s right-wing Wildrose Party to admire the skill with which it stick-handled yesterday’s ...

The Canadian Progressive: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Seeks Public Support For Licence Renewal Process

by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network | Jan 23, 2013: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) has submitted an application to renew its licence to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The CRTC governs the conditions and terms by which APTN operates to provide programming to the Canadian audience. The licence renewal process is open to the ...

Alberta Diary: With no market for hate and right-wing drivel, Sun News comes cap in hand for public subsidy

More gruel, sir? The face of Sun News Network that Sun News Network would like you to see as they beg for public subsidies. Below: The real face of Sun News Network. Sun News Network, that fearless foe of state subsidies for the CBC, wants you, Dear Television Viewer, to directly subsidize it to the ...

Alberta Diary: Sun News Network apologizes … sort of … while the CRTC runs and the CBSC surrenders

Intrepid CRTC investigator looks into Sun News Network’s on-air obscenities. Agents of the Canadian broadcast regulator may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Sun News commentator Ezra Levant; Bernie M. Farber. Canada’s broadcast regulator has dropped its investigation of foul-mouthed commentator Ezra Levant’s obscene on-air language last June after Sun News Network issued a vague ...

Alberta Diary: Question for regulators: Can Sun News Network be trusted to keep inconvenient agreements?

Promises, promises: It’s not a musical, and it’s not funny. What confidence can Canadian broadcast regulators have that Sun News Network will abide by the agreements it makes? Below: Broadcaster Ezra Levant. Whatever one may think of the value of obscenity to public discourse, the debate over the use on the air of an obscene ...