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User-generated content not a target of Broadcast Act changes, says heritage minister

Mar 8 2021 — Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The minister responsible for making changes to Canada's broadcasting laws says legislation he introduced recently does not target user-generated online content.Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault told a House of Commons committee Monday the aim of Bill C-10 is to regulate online video and music streaming services in much the same way as conventional broadcasters.But […]

Civil servants to get up to $2,500 each for Phoenix ‘pain and suffering’

Jul 10 2020 — Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal employees stand to collect up to $2,500 each in cash payments for "pain and suffering" resulting from the government's failed Phoenix pay system under an agreement reached with the country's biggest civil-service union. The settlement comes as government workers scramble to get emergency benefits out to individual Canadians and businesses affected by […]

Civil servants to get up to $2,500 each for Phoenix ‘pain and suffering’

Jul 10 2020 — Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Federal employees stand to collect up to $2,500 each in cash payments for "pain and suffering" resulting from the government's failed Phoenix pay system under an agreement reached with the country's biggest civil-service union. The settlement comes as government workers scramble to get emergency benefits out to individual Canadians and businesses affected by […]