Communications Providers Congratulate Government on New Panel

Quispamsis (NB), July 5, 2018 - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) congratulates the government for the creation and appointment of a panel of experts that will consider how to redraft the laws that govern the country’s broadcasting and telecommunications industries. The panel will be chaired by Janet Yale, former executive vice-president at Telus Corp. and former President and CEO of the Canadian Cable Television Association.  Panelists include well-known and respected communications lawyers Hank Intven, Peter Grant and Monica Song.

“The CCSA is pleased that the government has selected panelists with such depth of knowledge and experience in both industries,” said Jay Thomson CEO of the CCSA.  “We look forward to participating in the process to ensure that Canadians will continue to benefit from the level of customer service, choice and competition in Internet, television and telephone services provided by Canada’s smaller, independent communications providers.”


The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 110 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services across Canada. Those companies serve hundreds of thousands of customers in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. They include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They connect hundreds of thousands of Canadians who otherwise might not have access to these critical communications services.  For more information, visit

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Cheryl Mangusso
Manager, Communications                                                                                           
Phone:  (506) 849-1334 ext. 217