Television Policy in a Changing Environment

(Disponible en français : La politique télévisuelle dans un environnement en mutation) When it comes to Canadian television policy, it has always been tricky to balance the interests of consumers, content creators, and broadcasting and distribution companies. Corporate integration, rapid technological change and shifting viewing habits make it even trickier. In its latest review of…

Banks and Consumer Protection: Not Exclusively Parliament’s Jurisdiction

(Disponible en français : Banques et protection des consommateurs – Une compétence fédérale, mais pas exclusivement) In recent rulings, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified some constitutional issues concerning federal and provincial authority in regulating certain banking practices. Section 91(15) of the Constitution Act, 1867 gives Parliament the power to regulate “banking, incorporation of banks…