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Scheer promises Huawei 5G ban, but no info on what that means

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said last week he was in favour of a ban on equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in 5G networks, but his office has since refused to offer any information about what would be involved in such a move. That means Scheer could be promising anything from formalizing a...


Keep satellite OTA replacement program in place, CRTC hears

Users of a program that provides free access to conventional TV stations in areas where they’re not available over-the-air are asking the CRTC not to allow Shaw Communications Inc. to shut down the program. The CRTC received more than a hundred interventions from individuals, with many users of the local...

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