Tag: Reforms

Head of expert panel urges Liberals to act quickly on telecom, broadcast reforms

The Trudeau government is being urged to quickly reform Canada’s broadcasting and telecom legislation by an expert panel tasked with overhauling the system for the 21st century. The panel’s recommendations, released Wednesday in a 235-page report, would give the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission sweeping new powers and responsibilities, including oversight of foreign streaming services.…

Trump: NRA could soften opposition to gun reforms after mass shootings

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday he could persuade the powerful National Rifle Association lobby group to drop its strong opposition to gun restrictions after recent mass shootings that have reignite the gun control debate. The NRA, one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States and a frequent donor to…

Scott Brison explains delay in promised transparency reforms

OTTAWA–Protecting Canadians’ privacy is one reason the government has hit the brakes on promised transparency reforms, Treasury Board President Scott Brison says. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Saturday, Brison said reforming Canada’s aging access to information regime remains a priority for the Liberals, despite continued delays. Brison said the government has run up against…