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Response to the Final Report of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel

The final report of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislation Review Panel (the Panel) is fundamentally flawed. Its central thrust – to regulate internet content and service providers through both the Broadcasting and Telecommunications acts – is inapt as well as unconstitutional. The two acts are properly narrowly focused to deal…...

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The Basic Problem: everything was seen as “broadcasting”

The Basic Problem: everything was seen as “broadcasting” Occasionally a disaster brings a dose of reality into the consideration of abstract issues. The COVID19 pandemic points out a glaring mistake at the heart of the BTLR report. All over North America, demand for telecommunications services is surging. Businesses are responding…...

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The Global Pandemic and Cell Phone Tracking

It seems as if the COVID19 pandemic is an occasion to fear the rise of the surveillance state. And with some justification. Since the inception of the coronavirus epidemic, a number of governments have begun to use cell phone location data as a means of monitoring the spread of Covid-19.…...

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Application for Commission approval to allow the Bell Companies to temporarily block certain verified fraudulent and scam voice calls on a trial basis

CRTC File: 8638-B2-201905879 Submission of the Internet Society Canada Chapter Who we are The Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) is a not-for-profit corporation that engages on internet legal and policy issues to advocate for an open, accessible and affordable internet for Canadians. An open internet means one in which ideas…...

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Board Nomination Information 2019 – AGM

The role of the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Internet Society Canada Chapter (“ISCC”) is to provide strategic direction and oversight to help guide ISCC as it fulfills its mandate to be a recognized thought leader in the advancement of sound Internet policy development, education and related activities in Canada…...

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