Tony Clement reinforces promise of funding for startups in upcoming budget

Funding promised for Canadian accelerators and incubators isn't at risk despite dropping oil prices making a surplus in the next federal budget less likely, says Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board for the

Published on: January 15th, 2015 Candice So

Most Canadians find soft spot for CRTC

Given the recent uproar over the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision that usage-based billing was an acceptable practice, you might think Canadians are eager to see the out-of-touch regulator canned. But that’s

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Canadians skeptical about end to usage-based billing

Could it be true? Is Internet usage-based billing (UBB) dead in the water? Canadian small and medium sized businesses dependent on Internet access can only hope so. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Digital locks, iPod levy are Copyright bill contentions

Content creators and copyright owners are hoping to change the Copyright Modernization Act to be more to their liking as it goes to a parliamentary committee.Bill C-32 passed second reading in the House

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Clement, Moore play good cop, bad cop on copyright debate

The copyright reform debate has been controversial since Conservative MPs James Moore and Tony Clement launched last summer’s copyright consultations process. It’s often depicted as a divisive issue, pitting copyright owners and industry

Published on: June 25th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Digital locks trump user rights in new copyright bill

Canada’s Conservative government introduced a long-awaited bill to update the Copyright Act and bring it in line with modern technology yesterday.Bill C-32 follows two previously failed attempts to introduce reforms to the Copyright

Published on: June 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Small ISPs say Clement’s decision could put them out of businsess

Small independent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may have a tougher time competing against incumbent carriers Telus Corp. and Bell Canada after Minister of Industry, Tony Clement, overturned a Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Globalive gets green light to launch Wind Mobile immediately

The Feds gave Wind Mobile the go-ahead to launch on Friday, favouring the creation of hundreds of jobs and increased wireless competition over foreign ownership restrictions.Meanwhile, the opposition Liberals are upset with the

Published on: December 14th, 2009 Nestor Arellano and Brian Jackson

Wind Mobile employees do ‘random acts of kindness’ while awaiting CRTC verdict

Wind Mobile is sending 400 of its employees out to help charities and buy strangers coffee instead of laying them off while it waits to see if it can operate in Canada.The new

Published on: November 27th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s copyright reform may be delayed by snap election

A Fall federal election would delay any copyright reform bill, but wouldn't entirely derail the work done by the Conservative government's public copyright consultation. Dont' miss our three-part video round table discussion on

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson