Index of Past Blog Posts

CRTC says CBC Radio Journalists Can’t Say the N-Word, and somehow there’s a link to C-11 – July 2, 2022

If you thought C-11 was noisy, get ready for the Online Harms Bill- June 29, 2022

What we learned about #C11 at the Senate Committee – June 24, 2022

Memo to Senators: C-11 is coming to a screen near you – June 21, 2022

Catching Up: C-11 reaches Third reading with amendments, but not for local TV news – June 18, 2022

C-11 Amendments that made the cut, and some that didn’t. – June 16, 2022

Local News must be Heritage MPs’ priority C-11 amendment – June 13, 2022

Catching Up on Filibuster and Closure of C-11 – June 11, 2022

Day Seven at the Heritage Committee: #C11 Filibuster Continues – June 9, 2022

California, Canada and C-11: a response to Leonard St-Aubin – June 7, 2022

Day Six: Minister Rodriguez questioned by Heritage Committee MPs; CPC renews filibuster – June 6, 2022 

A Short List of C-11 Amendments: will they find favour with Heritage MPs? – June 6, 2022

Catching Up on Conservatives filibustering C-11; Google innovating in its efforts to stop C-18 – June 4, 2022

Day Four of Heritage C-11 hearings: Starring J.J. McCullough – June 2, 2022

Day Three of C-11 hearings brings threat of Tory filibuster – June 1, 2022

Day Two: Happy Warrior makes C-11 hearings great drama – May 30, 2022

Catching up on C-18 barbs fly, Libs tell CRTC they want still lower Internet and Wireless prices – May 29, 2022

If was Minister for a Day: here’s our C-11 Policy Directive to the CRTC on User Generated Content – May 26, 2022

Day One: C-11 Policy Debate Breaks out at Heritage Committee Hearing – May 24, 2022

Bill C-11` Narrows or Removes CRTC Powers over User Generated Content, May 23, 2022

Just Another Day at the Heritage Committee, “Incompetence”! May 19, 2022

Heritage MPs Want Action on Rogers-Shaw Impact on Local and Community News, May 17, 2022

The Last Time They Tried to Fix Merger Law, May 16, 2022

Rethinking Canadian content in a Post C-11 World, May 13, 2022

Rogers-Shaw: Competition Bureau Takes Centre Stage, May 11, 2022

Nanos Poll: Canadian Support Feds’ Internet Regulation, May 10, 2022

Bill C-11: An FAQ, May 4, 2022

Will Bill C-11 Save Canadian Content? (Last of 3 Parts), May 2, 2022

Catching Up On – Shaw-Rogers at the Finish Line? Competition Reform for Big Tech? Will Facebook Boycott Canada? – April 28

Freedom: the Critics of Bill C-11, Part 2 of 3 – April 27, 2022

The case for and against Bill C-11: Part 1 of 3 – The Broadcasting Act is Canada’s cultural glue – April 25, 2022

Catching Up on Rogers is on a roll, Netflix hits middle age. April 22, 2022

On the contrary, regulating our Internet is good public policy. A response to Andrew Coyne. April 18, 2022

Catching Up on Right-wing websites want QCJO seal of approval; #CanCon certification challenged, April 14, 2022

The Online News Act will at long last make Google and Facebook pay-for-news….and put the CRTC on the hot seat, April 8, 2022

TikTok, YouTube and Digital-First Creators are the focus of House debate on the Online Streaming Act C-11, April 5, 2022

Rodriguez’s Re-boot on Online Harms consultation is Policy with Brains, April 3, 2022

Analysis: CRTC vets Rogers Shaw merger, Competition Bureau is next. March 27, 2022

British Regulator Follows CRTC, Bans RT News, March 19, 2022

The Strange Censorship Ruling on Russia Today, March 17, 2022

Canada’s Online News Bill will impact Google, Meta and Postmedia: Here’s Some Advice for Pablo Rodriguez, March 8, 2022

Catching Up: Rogers-Shaw Hits Speed Bumps; Geist Bombast; Online Harms legislation challenged in Germany, March 4, 2022

Big Tech Pay-for-News Legislation is Overdue, March 1, 2022

Catching Up: Beer & Regulatory Capture; Rogers/Shaw; Online News legislation; New York Times in Canada., February 26, 2022

CRTC Chair Ian Scott: the story behind the photo, February 22, 2022

Online Streaming Act debated in Commons before going to Committee, February 17, 2022

A wobbly advertising rebound in 2021, February 10, 2022

Catching Up: Poilievre Attacks the Media; Bill C-10 is Back; Minister Rodriguez reports on Online Harms consultation, February 7, 2022

Will Big Tech be cut down to size? February 3, 2022

Catching Up: Last week on includes funding public broadcasting and another Big Tech merger., January 23, 2022

Catching Up: An Edgy Week on includes Tara Henley, Ed Rogers, Rumble, The Athletic and Big Tech, January 15, 2022

CRTC report reveals trends continue during the Pandemic: Internet TV goes up, Legacy TV goes down., January 13, 2022

Catching Up: Recently on Here Comes 2022, January 5, 2022

Can Non-Profit Local Journalism Save Democracy? Robert McChesney says Yes We Can., January 1, 2022

Catching Up: This Week on, December 26, 2021

Rogers, Bell and Telus get their last words in CRTC’s Merger Hearing, December 21, 2021

Catching Up: Last week on, December 19, 2021

Too Big, Too Postmedia: A not-so-feverish review of federal funding of Canadian journalism, December 13, 2021

Catching Up: the Last Week on, December 11, 2021

Digging Deeper into the Google Pay-for-Content Deals, December 5, 2021

Catching up: the Last Week on, December 4, 2021

Canada’s “audience tax” on GAFAM companies stands, for now, December 1, 2021

Rogers lays out a hiring plan for western City-TV stations; and Proposes a one-time $8.5 Million transfer to Independent Local News Fund. November 30, 2021

Rogers/Shaw Wrap Up: What the CRTC Might Do with the Merger, November 29, 2021

Catching up: the Last Week on, November 28, 2021

The CRTC’s chickens come home to roost on Internet TV and Local News, November 24, 2021

What’s at Stake in the Rogers/Shaw CRTC Broadcasting Hearing, November 22, 2021

News Publishers Break Ranks, Have Google and Facebook Won?, November 15, 2021

The Libs’ Online Harms Bill Can’t Be Rushed, October 15, 2021

Whistleblower rips the lid off Facebook’s Online Harms, October 8, 2021

Part five. How the Platforms Should Pay for Journalism, September 17, 2021

Part four. Online News Content: The Global Battle Between the Platforms and Parliaments, September 15, 2021

Part three. How Facebook and Google Monetize Your Privacy, September 11, 2021

Part Two. The Rise of Google and Facebook and the Decline of Canadian Local News, September 1, 2021

Part one. News Journalism v. Google & Facebook: Why the Web Giants Should Pay, August 30, 2021

Analysis: MPs Play Games with Bill C-10, May 5, 2021

Broadcasters Sound the Alarm on Local News, August 30, 2020

Australian-Rules Regulation: How Google and Facebook will at last pay for news content, June 8, 2020

Janet and the Goliaths, February 21, 2020

Will the Next Parliament Save Journalism?, November 18, 2019

Review: Canada’s Cultural Apocalypse: Review of Richard Stursberg’s Tangled Garden, July 4, 2019

Facts About Journalism Panel Lost in the Media Storm, May 28, 2019

Journalism through Yellow-Vest Glasses, April 17, 2019

Andrew Coyne on the Great Threat to Journalism, March 21, 2019

This CRTC Chair Ain’t Afraid of No Netflix Tax, June 1, 2018

Doug Ford TV: Fox or Faux?, May 8, 2018

#MSM Haters Rejoice, Federal Budget Does Little to #SaveLocalNews , February 17, 2018

Why the Piracy Defenders Have It Wrong, February 7, 2018

Movie-theft is not a victimless crime, January 30, 2018

The Torstar Postmedia Swap: Collusion By Any Other Name, December 8, 2017