Department of Canadian Heritage

Minister Guilbeault Announces Appointment of Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja of Calgary as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History for a three-year term, effective June 20, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja of Calgary as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History for a three-year term, effective June 20, 2021.
  • She has experience in governance and strategic planning, as well as in-depth consulting, training and facilitating experience in diversity and inclusion.
  • "I am very pleased to welcome Narmin Ismail-Teja to the role of Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History.
  • Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of History
    National museums are governed by the Museums Act, which was passed into law in 1990.

Minister Guilbeault Announces Final Recipient of the Creative Export Canada Program

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

Today, the Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the nine recipients from the province of Quebec for the fourth cohort of the Creative Export Canada program.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the nine recipients from the province of Quebec for the fourth cohort of the Creative Export Canada program.
  • Creative Export Canada offers funding to Canadian organizations for projects that generate export revenues and features Canadian creative content.
  • Canada's Creative Export Strategy, including the new Creative Export Canada funding program, gives businesses and organizations in the creative sector the tools and mechanisms they need to successfully export their creative content.
  • Since the creation of Creative Export Canada in 2018, 61 creative industry organizations have received a total of $31,102,704.

Competitive Internet Service Providers launch email campaign against CRTC's affordability-killing decision

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:55pm

OTTAWA, ON, June 29, 2021 /CNW/ - Competitive internet service providers across Canada are asking their customers tofight a recent decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission(CRTC) to increase internet rates.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, June 29, 2021 /CNW/ - Competitive internet service providers across Canada are asking their customers tofight a recent decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission(CRTC) to increase internet rates.
  • The Competitive Network Operators of Canada (CNOC) isleading an email campaign requesting that the federal government reinstate previouslypromisedrates.
  • The organization encourages Canadians to write to their MPs and sign a petition in support ofthe federal government overruling the CRTC.
  • The CRTC's flip-flop will increase internet rates for consumers across Canada an increasewhich will allow larger internet companies to further hike fees.

TekSavvy provides Liberal Government with clear evidence of CRTC Chair's bias

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 2:30pm

Today, TekSavvy submitted further evidence to Cabinet regarding Mr. Scott's bias.

Key Points: 
  • Today, TekSavvy submitted further evidence to Cabinet regarding Mr. Scott's bias.
  • TekSavvy noted that Mr. Scott held numerous ex parte meetings with litigants with open CRTC files, apparently unaccompanied, according to lobbying records.
  • The decision also directly undermined Cabinet's mandate and direction to the CRTC to promote affordable pricing and competition.
  • Alain McKenna, "Le lien privilgi de Bell avec le CRTC fait grincer des dents", June 19, 2021, Le Devoir.

Minister Guilbeault Announces Reappointment of Director of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 6:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the reappointment of Marie Chapman as Director of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for a four-year term, beginning October 20, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the reappointment of Marie Chapman as Director of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for a four-year term, beginning October 20, 2021.
  • She was a central figure in the museum's creation and served as its chief operating officer from 2008 to 2011.
  • Under her leadership, Pier 21 has evolved into a national museum with the facilities, technology and team to share the diverse history of the Canadian immigration experience with visitors from across Canada and around the world.
  • As a museum in the Canadian Heritage portfolio, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 explores the theme of immigration to Canada to help the public understand the experiences of immigrants as they arrived in Canada.

CIK Telecom Announces to Suspend Internet and Network Investments and Warns that the CRTC’s Recent Decision will Raise Canadian Telecom Prices

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 8:58pm

Moreover, the decision is forcing Canadian consumers to pay an exorbitant rate to the major telecom giants.

Key Points: 
  • Moreover, the decision is forcing Canadian consumers to pay an exorbitant rate to the major telecom giants.
  • All ISPs actually lowered the retail prices from 2019, anticipating using those lower rates based on CRTC decision 2019-288.
  • The Canadian wireline wholesale regime is designed to force large telecom and cable companies to resell their network access to bring down the market prices using competition.
  • CIK provides high-speed Cable and DSL Internet, Fibre Internet, Home Phone, Digital TV, Mobility and Home Security services.

Re:Imagine Arts & Culture at Culture Days 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10:00am

Culture Days has used this time to collaborate with the arts sector and industry organizations, collectives, and individuals to support, create, and innovate in anticipation of better times.

Key Points: 
  • Culture Days has used this time to collaborate with the arts sector and industry organizations, collectives, and individuals to support, create, and innovate in anticipation of better times.
  • Culture Days offers free resources to support event and community organizers to successfully plan and promote their own Culture Days events.
  • Culture Days 2021 is from September 24 through October 24, 2021.
  • Financial support for Culture Days is provided by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Council for the Arts.

CRTC Abandoning the Liberal Promise for More Innovation and Affordability

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 3:30am

The 2019 CRTC decision was based on six years of thoughtful research, consultation and investigation.

Key Points: 
  • The 2019 CRTC decision was based on six years of thoughtful research, consultation and investigation.
  • Retracting that decision negates that entire process, says Stein, which sends a very unsettling message to the market and to Canadians.
  • The CRTC, he says, is demonstrating an inability to handle this kind of decision in a fair, balanced and timely way.
  • Stein notes a further concern that the decision is not consistent with the direction provided to the CRTC by the Liberal government to ensure innovation and competition in telecomnor to its promise to Canadians to make telecom services more affordable.

Canada's Independent ISPs say CRTC ignoring Government pledge on telecom affordability

Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:31am

It also calculated that independent ISPs had overpaid the big telcos more than $325 million since 2016.

Key Points: 
  • It also calculated that independent ISPs had overpaid the big telcos more than $325 million since 2016.
  • The large telephone and cable companies took the CRTC's decision to court, then lobbied it to the Federal government, and also complained to the CRTC that the wholesale rates were too low.
  • In today's decision, which took years to arrive at, the CRTC sided with large telecom companies, and reinstated old, higher rates.
  • CNOC is the voice of Canadian independent ISPs, representing more than 30 competitive telecommunications providers that operate wireline and/or wireless networks in many regions of Canada.

Alumifuel Power Signs Agreement with Ingenium Technologies

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 2:41pm

Huntsville, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 27, 2021) - Dinatrum/Alumifuel Power Corporation(OTC Pink: AFPW)("Alumifuel" or the "Company") Mr. Pedro Villagran-Garcia, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that the company has signed an Agreement with Ingenium Technologies "Ingenium".

Key Points: 
  • Huntsville, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 27, 2021) - Dinatrum/Alumifuel Power Corporation(OTC Pink: AFPW)("Alumifuel" or the "Company") Mr. Pedro Villagran-Garcia, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that the company has signed an Agreement with Ingenium Technologies "Ingenium".
  • Ingenium Technologies provides a full range of component and system level design, analysis, development, integration, operations, software and technical writing expertise.
  • Ingenium Technologies has over 50 professionals with an average experience in excess of 25 years.
  • Ingenium Technologies website link: https://bit.ly/3fjslOk
    Ingenium was a Consultant in 2010 when Alumifuel gained control of a valuable and innovative Hydrogen Patent.