Jean Pierre Blais

Trump Advisor Rips Into Canada Over New CRTC Ruling

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business

On net neutrality, Canada and the U.S. are moving in opposite directions.

Internet Providers Must Treat All Web Traffic Equally, CRTC Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada Business

Exemptions to wireless data caps are history.

Amber Alerts, Other Warnings Coming To Canadians' Cellphones

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business

Your phone will soon warn you when there is an emergency in your area, or a child is believed to have been kidnapped. The CRTC, Canada’s telecom ...

CRTC Needs To Ensure Fair Rates For Big And Small Internet Providers

Josh Tabish | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Business
Josh Tabish

Telecom costs for Bell Canada customers are increasing in 2017. Unfortunately for Bell customers, the $5 monthly increase on home Internet comes hot on the heels of an unprecedented move from independent Internet service provider TekSavvy, who made waves with promises to increase speeds and cut prices by nearly the same amount.

Internet Providers Must Offer Unlimited Plans, Clear Bills: CRTC

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Business

Telecom watchdog declares broadband a basic service like the telephone.

Thousands Of Canadians Get Internet Discount After CRTC Ruling

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Business

“We are making changes for virtually our entire customer base.”

Telecom Watchdog Slams Rogers, Shaw For Shutting Down Shomi

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business

CRTC's Jean-Pierre Blais calls streaming the future of content.

Canadians' Internet Usage Soared 40% In A Year. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business

The average Canadian household downloads 93 gigabytes a month.

Cheaper Internet And More Choice Coming To Canadian Homes: Experts

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Business

New rules for internet providers could be a game-changer for Canadians.

Big Changes Are Coming To Local News In Canada

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Canada's broadcast regulator is forcing English-language TV stations to air at least seven hours a week of local news, and creating a new f...

CRTC To Probe If Your Cable Co. Is Giving You The 'Skinny'

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business

Regulator has received complaints about skinny basic cable's implementation.

Watchdog At Canadian Internet Hearings: Where Are The Women?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.23.2016 | Canada Business

"We can do better."

CRTC Doesn't Sound Excited About Minimum Internet Speeds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Business

CRTC chair Jean-Pierre Blais says it's up to participants to show the need for internet speed rules.

CRTC's Subtle Threat To TV Providers: Your Licence Is Up For Renewal

CP | Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Business

Cable providers don't like the new "skinny basic" packages.

The CRTC's Rogue Surveys And Polls Ignore Real Canadians

Barry Kiefl | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

The affable chairman of the CRTC, Jean-Pierre Blais, delivered a "state of the industry" speech in Toronto on Feb. 17, 2016. But Mr. Blais has shown a tendency to rely on dubious information in speeches and policies.

Ugly Spat Over Travel Within Top Ranks Of CRTC

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An ugly internal spat over business trips is escalating at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, with one senior g...

CRTC Chief Sees Consumers Clicking On TV Shows To Buy Products

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Business

Broadcasters should offer online shopping straight from their shows, says the head of Canada’s telecommunications regulator. The so-called “cl...

Bell Canada Goes To Court To Reverse ‘Net Neutrality' Ruling

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Business

Bell Canada has gone to court to overturn a ruling from Canada’s telecom watchdog that requires the media giant to price competing streaming service...

A Win For Net Neutrality: CRTC Smacks Down Bell, Videotron

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Business

Calling the practice “unlawful,” Canada’s telecom watchdog has forbidden Bell Media and Videotron from exempting their own apps from data charge...

Watch Out, Telecoms: CRTC Now Armed And Dangerous

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Business

Watch out, telcos: Canada’s telecommunications regulator is now armed and dangerous. As part of a budget implementation bill, the CRTC has been g...

Canadians Ready To Pay For CBC, CBC Says

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - The heads of CBC/Radio-Canada have told the country's broadcast regulator that Canadians are ready to pay to get the broadcaster's co...

Althia Raj

CRTC Chief Talks Netflix, Shomi And The Future Of TV | Althia Raj | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Que. — Canada’s television regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, starts public hearings today abou...

CRTC Prepares To Hunt Rogue Telemarketers

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The head of the CRTC says the agency is exploring a range of new investigative tools, including international operations to catch rogue tele...

Channel's Future ‘In Jeopardy' For Not Having Enough Canadian Porn

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Business

The chairman of Canada’s telecom regulator has warned a cable broadcaster its licence is “in jeopardy” over the company’s apparent failure to ...

Sunny Freeman

CRTC Is The Problem, CRTC Told | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians are disgruntled with television in this country. Many blame the CRTC for the system’s failings, and some have told the federal regulator t...