We Fight For That – Episode 8

EPISODE NOTES Will the CRTC’s recent decision on mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) provide new wireless competition in Canada? We discuss this in excruciating detail with Ben Klass, PhD Candidate and telecom policy wunderkind. The answer: not likely, sorry.  This likely result leads the conversation to frustrations with Canadian telecom regulation of competition, including wholesale […]

We Fight For That – Episode 7

EPISODE NOTES John Lawford, PIAC’s Executive Director and General Counsel welcomes special guest Konrad von Finckenstein, PIAC’s current Chair of the Board, to work through options the Competition Bureau, the CRTC and the Industry Minister could have to modify the deal to preserve at least some competition.  In a spirited conversation, Mr. Lawford attempts to […]

We Fight For That – Episode 6

EPISODE NOTES John Lawford, PIAC’s Executive Director and General Counsel, explains merger review in Canada in light of the proposed Rogers-Shaw merger. What fun. Competition law basics are described but the real process of applying them to a deal by the Competition Bureau and the parties is covered, along with the roles of the CRTC […]

We Fight for That – Episode 5

We discuss Bill C-11, a proposed law to change our federal private sector privacy act that protects consumers private information when they deal with businesses. PIAC’s articling student, Yuka Sai, joins John Lawford to discuss the epic battle between business, with an assist from the federal government, and consumers over privacy. This battle centres on […]

“We fight for that” Podcast Episode 4

The CanCon is coming! The CanCon is coming! Or not.  Today we discuss Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, phew! Today’s guest Monica Auer, Executive Director of Canada’s Forum for Research and Policy in Communications (FRPC) strives mightily to explain broadcasting regulation […]

We Fight for That – Episode 3

In episode 3 of PIAC’s podcast, “We Fight for That”, we explore the world of “wholesale” regulation of Internet service and why it matters to consumers with Matt Stein, CNOC President and Chairman, and Distributel CEO.  Download it here: We Fight for That – Episode 3 – What the heck is wholesale with Matt Stein […]

We Fight For That – Episode 2

EPISODE NOTES We interview Marina Pavlovic, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa and member of its Centre for Law, Technology and Society about the CRTC’s recent “mystery shop” of communications services in Canada. We also talk about another CRTC report claiming Canadians get all the speed […]