Areas of Practice

Media & Communications

  • Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications
  • Cable Television
  • Defamation
  • Publishing
  • Regulatory
  • Labour
  • Licensing
  • Business

Individuals, national media outlets, and telecommunications providers turn to Owen Bird’s media and communications law team when dealing with regulatory, licensing, privacy, and defamation matters.

Many of Canada’s largest communications firms rely on Owen Bird’s assistance in broadcasting, licensing, and regulatory matters. We regularly appear before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and other tribunals in a wide variety of proceedings pursuant to the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act, including applications for entry and licensing, rate and service applications, foreign ownership issues, and competitive disputes between providers.

Businesses in all industries affected by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) retain Owen Bird to help them understand how CASL affects their business communications and develop practical internal compliance and risk management procedures to avoid violating the legislation. We also advise clients on customer and employee privacy issues and risk management policies, and litigate disputes relating to the protection of personal information under the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).