Harper Government continues to promote policies that create jobs and help grow the economy
April 10, 2015 – Ottawa – Industry Canada
Industry Minister James Moore today announced that the Government is streamlining radio, spectrum and satellite licensing and equipment certification. These changes will support future innovation and investment by small businesses in the Canadian telecommunications market.
Starting today, a new single-licence approach for large systems of satellite earth stations is in effect. This change alone is expected to save the satellite services industry at least $1 million annually. Coupled with other changes introduced by the Government since 2006, the total annual savings to radio, spectrum and satellite users will be approximately $10 million.
Today's announcement also supports the government's Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, which aims to grow the economy by removing unnecessary paperwork and cutting regulatory fees.
Canadian consumers will continue to benefit from the Red Tape Reduction Action Plan as companies reduce the time and costs involved in launching new products and services.
Office of the Minister of Industry