Did a quick check, I see the conversation but nothing about the CRTC (though I seem to recall this).
The earthquake was no major emergency and no one was able to make cell calls.
Even when the Kids at Dawson College were being shot at in Montreal the cells were out. And again this is no major catastrophic emergency on a wide scale.
Something large scale like what's going in in NJ will be another wake-up call (as if the other two minor events are not enough to open eyes).