Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault should start fresh on Bill C-10: Konrad von Fickenstein and Peter Menzies in the Globe and Mail

It is time for the government to pause, give Bill C-10 a conceptual rethink, and redraft and sharpen its tools. Fiddling won’t fix it, write Konrad von Fickenstein and Peter Menzies in the Globe and Mail.  By Konrad von Fickenstein and Peter Menzies, May 7, 2021 Controversial government efforts forcing streaming companies to pay into… Continue reading Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault should start fresh on Bill C-10: Konrad von Fickenstein and Peter Menzies in the Globe and Mail

Who’s killing free internet speech? Canada’s culture industry: Peter Menzies in the Financial Post

Bill C-10 is a national embarrassment and Canada’s cultural sector needs to do the right thing and step away from it, writes Peter Menzies in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Peter Menzies, May 5, 2021  Canada’s cultural sector, long a champion of… Continue reading Who’s killing free internet speech? Canada’s culture industry: Peter Menzies in the Financial Post

Canada’s long march to deny free expression: Peter Menzies in Troy Media

An eerie silence has met Ottawa’s plan to regulate the Internet and outlaw hurtful – not just hateful – expression, writes Peter Menzies in Troy Media. By Peter Menzies, April 26, 2021  Canada’s long march towards violating Charter rights to free expression continues without any sign of political or media opposition. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s campaign… Continue reading Canada’s long march to deny free expression: Peter Menzies in Troy Media

Chaos ’Round The Corner for CRTC: Peter Menzies in Convivium

Were the consequences not so serious, Canada’s chaotic venture into the regulation of content on the Web might be consigned to the realm of thigh-slapping farce, writes Peter Menzies in Convivium.  By Peter Menzies, March 18, 2021 Were the consequences not so serious, Canada’s chaotic venture into the regulation of content on the Web might… Continue reading Chaos ’Round The Corner for CRTC: Peter Menzies in Convivium

Will Ottawa help Ontario keep out internet gambling competition? Peter Menzies in the Financial Post

The stage is set for a showdown in the high-stakes and controversial world of blocking access to websites offering otherwise legal content on the internet, writes Peter Menzies in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Peter Menzies, March 17, 2021  Freshly appointed Ontario… Continue reading Will Ottawa help Ontario keep out internet gambling competition? Peter Menzies in the Financial Post

Even when publishers were getting rich, news itself never made money: Peter Menzies in the Line

We will hear a lot in the months ahead about who’s making money from news, so let’s get something straight: Even in the profit-soaked heyday of Canadian newspapers, no one made money from news, writes Peter Menzies in the Line.  By Peter Menzies, March 16, 2021 We will hear a lot in the months ahead… Continue reading Even when publishers were getting rich, news itself never made money: Peter Menzies in the Line

CBC trying to shake free of its mandate as a public broadcaster: Peter Menzies in Troy Media

The RCI controversy shows CBC’s primary purpose is the acquisition – at the expense of private broadcasters – of audiences and money, writes Peter Menzies in Troy Media. By Peter Menzies, March 1, 2021 An uprising backed by former prime minister Joe Clark and actor Donald Sutherland is trying to force the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.… Continue reading CBC trying to shake free of its mandate as a public broadcaster: Peter Menzies in Troy Media

Neither CRTC nor CBC following the law by allowing dismantling Radio Canada International: Peter Menzies in the Toronto Star

If neither the government nor the CRTC is willing to enforce the laws that govern the CBC, it will continue to self-define as a publicly funded commercial broadcaster with increasing disinterest in adherence to its public-service mandate, writes Peter Menzies in the Toronto Star. By Peter Menzies, February 24, 2021 The CBC’s unrestrained transition from a public… Continue reading Neither CRTC nor CBC following the law by allowing dismantling Radio Canada International: Peter Menzies in the Toronto Star

Frustrating funding process, unpredictable playing field stymie broadband expansion: Peter Menzies in the Hill Times

Misplaced policy priorities, skepticism, and sclerotic regulation are suppressing competition and innovation in the effort to expand affordable high-speed Internet access in Canada, writes Peter Menzies.  By Peter Menzies, February 23, 2021 There is no shortage of good intentions when it comes to expanding affordable high-speed Internet access in Canada. However, misplaced policy priorities, skepticism,… Continue reading Frustrating funding process, unpredictable playing field stymie broadband expansion: Peter Menzies in the Hill Times