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CRTC chair Ian Scott makes his debut

After only a few days on the job, Jean-Pierre Blais’ successor has issued his first statement, offering a hint at his objectives.

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Peter Menzies resigns from CRTC

The vice-chair of telecom will exit his role nearly one year before his term was set to expire.

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Judith LaRocque named interim CRTC chair

LaRocque will head up the commission as it looks for a permanent successor for former chair Jean-Pierre Blais.

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Banff ’17: JP Blais’ last stand

The outgoing CRTC chair didn’t mince words when he tackled the CBC, broadcasters and the government.

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Let’s Talk JP

Playback magazine caught up with Jean-Pierre Blais to talk big decisions during his five-year term as chair of the CRTC and how he envisions the future of TV.

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The ’10s: The era of SVODs and Let’s Talk TV

We’re wrapping up our birthday throwback series with a dive into the recent past: Netflix, the CRTC and the Corus/Shaw deal will shape the industry for years to come.

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Blais tells media cos to look ahead, not back

In a speech delivered Wednesday, the chair of the CRTC challenged critics and the industry to embrace the disruptive nature of digital.

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Jean-Pierre Blais says CRTC is on ‘courageous’ path

The CRTC chairman puts forward his regulatory agenda, dismissing critics in a populist speech delivered at a Canadian Club event in Toronto yesterday.

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Blais urges Quebec producers to carpe diem

Speaking at an industry conference, the CRTC topper said Francophone producers have unique advantages in a changing media landscape.

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Jean-Pierre Blais: no doomsday scenario from cable unbundling

“We don’t have a choice. We had to make this change,” the CRTC chairman told reporters in Gatineau, Quebec after unveiling the latest Let’s Talk TV decision.

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CRTC rules for Rogers Media in GamePlus app complaint

The regulator said Rogers’ subscriber-only hockey game camera angles do not breach anti-competition rules for exclusive content.

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CMPA, WGC react to Let’s Talk

The producers association calls Thursday’s decisions regarding Canadian content “patently unfair” to indie producers while the WGC renews its call for a so-called “Netflix tax.”