Tag: administrative law

Some Modest Proposals for Legislative Change

Friday and Saturday of last week, I attended a conference Rebooting Canada’s Communications Legislation: A conference to examine changes to Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation, hosted by the University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research and Policy

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Secret Information Undermines the Legitimacy of CRTC Decisions

The CRTC’s wholesale mobile wireless decision (Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-177) is notable in its thoroughgoing abandonment of regulatory forbearance in wholesale roaming matters. Since the introduction of cell phones 30 years ago, the CRTC has taken a hands-off approach

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Being Bell: Getting it Wrong by Getting it Right

The term Philadelphia lawyer is used for the legalistic, loophole-seeking legalist who specializes in ensuring that legalism prevails over common sense and the intention of the law. Bell Canada apparently employs a regiment of such legalists. Here’s the scheme: Bell,

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CRTC CASL Guidelines: Do they Compromise Adjudicative Independence?

On 10 October 2012, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission issued Compliance and Information Bulletin, CRTC 2012-548, as Guidelines on the interpretation of the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations (CRTC). The guidelines are made in respect of the CRTC’s role in

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