Professor Pavlović appointed by Government of Canada to review the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2018

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The Faculty of Law, Common Law Section and the Centre for Law, Technology and Society are delighted to announce that Professor Marina Pavlović has been appointed by the Government of Canada to the panel that will be leading the review of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts.

 

Today, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Honourable Navdeep Bains, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, announced the launch of the long-awaited review of the Broadcasting Act, the Telecommunications Act, and the Radiocommunication Act.

The review will be led by a panel of seven experts that will include Marina Pavlović, a Faculty Member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and an Associate Professor in the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa.

Following the announcement, Professor Pavlović said: “I am incredibly honoured and quite excited to have been appointed to this Panel. I am looking forward to engaging on communications, broadcasting, and telecommunication law and policy in the next eighteen months.”

Joining Professor Pavlović on the seven-member panel is Monica Song, a partner at Denton, who is teaching “Communications Law” at the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Section as part of its Law and Technology program.

As stated by the Government of Canada’s announcement, the panel will “engage with the industry, creators, and Canadians—including those from Indigenous and official-language minority communities—in order to ensure that Canada's communications legislation takes full advantage of the benefits that the digital age brings to our country.”

With 2 panel members picked by the Government of Canada from its Law and Technology program, the University of Ottawa confirms, once again, its leadership in the field. The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is definitely the place for students to learn and research the law and policy of technology in Canada and in the World.

 

Congratulations to Professors Pavlović and Song!

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