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ISED, Spectrum Outlook 2022-2026, and FMCC – First Mile

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 202349 Views

February 22, 2023

On January 12, 2023, the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) published the Comments received for the Consultation on the Spectrum 2022 to 2026. FMCC participated in these hearings and our submission can be found here.

Writing for The Wire Report, Jenna Cocullo noted the emphasis put on the issue of Indigenous Spectrum Sovereignty by a number of parties including FMCC. In the article, Cocullo offers a summary of the position a number of entities have taken on Indigenous access to radio spectrum. The submissions reveal that First Nation leadership has begun to address the issue with Chief Andrew Victor of Cheam First Nation in British Columbia arguing that ownership of the resource  “will critically benefit” access to emergency response, climate change response, economic independence, participation with the rest of Canada, food sovereignty and reducing barriers to the judicial system.

Read More: http://firstmile.ca/ised-spectrum-outlook-2022-2026-and-fmcc/

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