CRTC’s Dilemma: Balance Consumer and Telecom’s Feelings on Broadcast’s Future

CRTC’s Dilemma: Balance Consumer and Telecom’s Feelings on Broadcast’s Future

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Melanie Joly
Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly speaks to reporters after leaving a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. A warning from Canada???s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

TORONTO – A warning from Canada’s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause.

Midway through a 30-day public consultation that is open until March 1, more than 5,440 responses have been posted with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission — predominantly focused on one issue.

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#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Ayan Mukherjee
Registered psychotherapist Ayan Mukherjee poses in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, high-profile or celebrity men who have been accused of sexual misconduct as the #metoo and #timesup movements continue unabated.

Experts say these social media campaigns of outing males for alleged wrongdoing have created a climate of mistrust between the sexes and left many ordinary guys feeling confused, fearful and wondering whether any of their past actions towards women will somehow come back to haunt them.

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Music Industry Struggles to Shake Ugly Legacy of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Music Industry Struggles to Shake Ugly Legacy of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

By Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press

Hedley
Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway. Members of the band Hedley pose on the red carpet during the 2015 Juno Awards in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

TORONTO – Allegations of sexual misconduct swirling around pop-rockers Hedley have put the spotlight on an industry long defined by the mantra of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll — but several music veterans believe a powerful sea change is already well underway.

As the explosive #metoo movement is upending patriarchy in Hollywood and politics, the music industry, too, has been awakening to deeply ingrained gender inequities and increasing pressure to change its ways, said Melissa Auf der Maur.

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Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

Ottawa to Offset Higher Gas Prices After Churchill Lost Its Rail Link

By The Canadian Press

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A portion of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill, Man., is shown in this 2017 handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-OmniTrax)

CHURCHILL, Man. – The federal government says it will help residents of Churchill, Man., offset the higher prices for gasoline they’ve been paying since the northern Manitoba community lost its rail link.

Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr announced Friday that $132,870 from the Churchill and Region Economic Development Fund will allow a fuel supplier to restore prices to where they were when the rail line was washed out last year.

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Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

Canada’s Samuel Girard Wins Gold in Men’s 1,000 Metres

By The Canadian Press

Samuel Girard
Samuel Girard, of Canada, celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in men’s 1000 meters short track speedskating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Julie Jacobson)

GANGENUNG, South Korea – Canada’s Samuel Girard has won gold in men’s 1,000-metre short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., native finished in one minute 24.650 seconds in his Olympic debut.

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