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Summary of the Government of Canada’s new proposed policy direction to the CRTC

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On May 26, 2022, the Government of Canada announced a new proposed policy direction to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to put in place new rules to improve competition, leading to lower prices and better telecommunications services for Canadian consumers.


Renewing Canada’s approach to Telecommunications Policy: Context for Action

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The proposed Order Issuing a Direction to the CRTC for a Renewed Approach to Telecommunications Policy was developed with a view to building on the strengths and addressing the challenges faced in Canada’s telecommunications sector.


The governments of Canada and British Columbia announce up to $108 million in funding to improve high-speed Internet and mobile connectivity

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Today, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Lisa Beare, British Columbia Minister of Citizens’ Services, announced up to $108 million in combined federal and provincial funding to bring high-speed Internet access to up to 14,000 households and mobile connectivity to seven communities in rural British Columbia, including First Nations communities.


Governments of Canada and Ontario invest to bring high-speed Internet access to more rural households and First Nation communities

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On April 19, 2022, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, together with the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced more than $56 million in new combined federal and provincial funding for six projects to bring high-speed Internet access to that following communities in northern and southwestern Ontario, including several First Nation communities.


Order in Council concerning  Telecom Regulatory Policy Decision CRTC 2021-130

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The Governor in Council has responded to a petition, pursuant to subsection 12(1) of the Telecommunications Act, concerning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)’s Telecom Regulatory Policy Decision CRTC 2021-130.


Governments of Canada and Ontario invest to bring high-speed Internet access to more rural households

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On March 29, 2022, Irek Kusmierczyk, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, along with Bob Bailey, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia–Lambton, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced the following Universal Broadband Fund and Improving Connectivity for Ontario projects


Governments of Canada and Ontario invest to bring high-speed Internet to rural households

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On March 25, 2022, Bryan May, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development; and Ernie Hardeman, Member of Provincial Parliament for Oxford, on behalf of the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, announced the following Universal Broadband Fund and Improving Connectivity for Ontario projects


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