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Media Beat: June 12, 2017

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may be incomplete and is subject to change without notice.

Broadcasting Decisions:

Decisions related to the applications listed below, considered by the Commission at the 27 March 2017 public hearing:

Application by Canadian Centre for Civic Media & Arts Development Incorporated to amend the broadcasting licence for the English-language campus radio station CHRY-FM Downsview

Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to amend the broadcasting licence for the French-language radio station CBF-FM-8 Trois-Rivières

Telecom Decision:

CISC Canadian Steering Committee on Numbering – Consensus report CNRE120A regarding 555 line numbers
File number: 8621-C12-01/08

Telecom Regulatory Policy: 

Review of the Wireless Code
File number: 1011-NOC2016-0293

Ducking questions with Minister Mélanie Joly

In a HuffPost Canada Q&A, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly answered questions via Facebook Live on Friday. View the entire interview here.

Better than Ezra?

For the second time in as many weeks, Ezra Levant, head of the conservative news-site Rebel Media, is suing a Twitter user who criticized a Rebel-promoted crowdfunding campaign for Fort McMurray disaster relief.

In a statement of claim filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice last week, Levant alleges that Robert Day defamed him by tweeting suggestions he or the Rebel might financially benefit from the campaign.

The Rebel’s initiative raised $162,476 from 1,094 supporters for the Canadian Red Cross’s relief operations through the website Indiegogo. According to its website, the for-profit company takes five per cent of money raised from campaigns… — Sean Craig, National Post

Separately, Frank magazine has published an unflattering story about the Rebel leader’s unfinished new home in Toronto that is costing him a small bundle.

Paul Godfrey pinched?

We rather doubt it, but the Postmedia supremo has his eight bedroom pile in the gated Wychwood Park enclave up for sale with an asking price of $9M. The dream home also has eight bathrooms, parking for 10 and the usual trappings: private elevator, movie theatre, swimming pool, and a shared tennis court. One can view the truly beautiful faux palace here.

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