News Releases 2013

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December 19, 2013
The CRTC is adopting a new framework for all television news services

December 18, 2013
CRTC acting to improve telecommunications services for northern Canadians

December 12, 2013
CRTC to take closer look at wholesale roaming rates, terms and conditions in Canada

December 4, 2013
Green Shield Windows and Doors Ltd. and Peak Windows and Doors Ltd. pay $100,000 in penalties for violating Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules

December 2, 2013
CRTC wireless code comes into force: Canadians can cancel their contracts without penalty after two years

November 21, 2013
CRTC makes available a model agreement to facilitate the provision of communication services to Canadians

October 30, 2013
CRTC to introduce a new area code in Alberta in 2016

October 30, 2013
CRTC to introduce a new area code in southwestern Ontario in 2015

October 24, 2013
CRTC launches Let’s Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians

October 21, 2013
International enforcement agencies join forces to thwart caller identification spoofing

October 15, 2013
Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Union Calling Inc. pay a total of $115,000 in penalties for violating Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules

October 10, 2013
CRTC invites comments on the future of 9-1-1 services

September 30, 2013
CRTC celebrates fifth anniversary of the National Do Not Call List

September 30, 2013
Statement by Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC, on the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

September 26, 2013
CRTC issues annual report on the state of the Canadian communication system
Additional information on the 2013 Communications Monitoring Report

September 25, 2013
Greater cooperation between CRTC and Competition Bureau to better serve Canadians

August 8, 2013
CRTC grants mandatory distribution to three new television services
Additional Information

August 8, 2013
CRTC proposes a new approach to national news services

July 26, 2013
Member of Parliament and telemarketing service provider pay penalties for violating CRTC Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules
Additional Information

July 16, 2013
CRTC denies payphone rate increase and invites comments on the use of payphones in Canada

June 27, 2013
CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services
Additional Information

June 19, 2013
CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian commercial radio stations

June 13, 2013
CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian conventional television stations

June 3, 2013
Canadians can cancel their wireless contracts after two years under new CRTC wireless code

May 29, 2013
Political entities issued penalties for using robocalls in violation of CRTC Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules
Additional Information

May 28, 2013
CRTC renews licences of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s English- and French-language television and radio services for five years

April 11, 2013
CRTC releases 2012 financial results for specialty, pay, pay-per-view and video-on-demand television services

April 9, 2013
CRTC releases 2012 financial results for Canadian cable and satellite companies

April 3, 2013
In settlement with the CRTC, Comwave Telenetworks Inc. agrees to stop violating the do not call rules and pays $100,000

April 2, 2013
CRTC’s action eliminates debt consolidation robocalls by Ontario Consumer Credit Assistance and Quick Connect Solutions

March 27, 2013
CRTC invites comments on the potential for a video relay service for Canadians who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired

February 21, 2013
CRTC finalizes wholesale rates for independent service providers
Additional information on wholesale high-speed access services

January 28, 2013
CRTC invites Canadians to comment on a draft wireless code

January 24, 2013
CRTC announces enhancements to 911 services for Canadians with hearing or speech impairments

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