Liberals pass Bill C-10 to regulate social media, streaming

Canadian lawmakers passed a controversial bill that aims to regulate programming distributed by media streaming services and social platforms like Facebook and YouTube, a measure that critics warn could infringe on individual speech. The legislation drafted by Justin Trudeau’s government, known as Bill C-10, is meant to subject tech giants to the same requirements as […]

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Canadian content creators feel left in the dark as Ottawa hits pause on proposed new internet law

By Celina GallardoStaff ReporterWed., May 12, 2021timer5 min. read As the Liberal government’s controversial Bill C-10 is put on hold to examine whether it could breach social media users’ freedom of speech, professional content creators feel they are being sidelined in the conversation. Bill C-10 proposes changes to the Broadcasting Act that allow streaming services like Netflix and Spotify […]

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Ottawa’s move to regulate video posts on YouTube and social media called ‘assault’ on free speech Critics say if the Bill C-10 amendment is really meant to control the online posting of unlicensed music, TV and movies, a copyright approach would be the proper mechanismAuthor of the article:Anja Karadeglija The Liberal-dominated House of Commons Heritage committee has cleared the way for the federal government to regulate video content on internet […]

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Canada could face U.S. tariff ‘retaliation’ over proposed tax on digital services

The U.S. is proposing tariffs of up to 25%, which would collect duties equivalent to what affected countries collect from American companies through their digital taxesAuthor of the article: Anja KaradeglijaPublishing date:Apr 05, 2021  • A tax on tech giants’ digital services the Liberal government has promised to include in the upcoming budget has the potential […]


Majority of Canadians opposed to Liberals controlling internet speech

The poll is in direct contrast to claims by Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault “a very high proportion of Canadians” want regulation. Published 2 days ago  on March 18, 2021 ByDave Naylor A clear majority of Canadians are against Liberal regulation of speech on the internet, their own government polling shows. Blacklock’s Reporter said the Privy Council research is […]

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Enough is Enough: National Day of Action Demands Affordable Internet for Canadians NEWS PROVIDED BYAffordable Internet Day of Action  Feb 25, 2021, 08:00 ET Pro-consumer coalition launches, says federal government and regulators must deliver more competition and lower prices TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2021 /CNW/ – A Canadian coalition of consumer advocates, civil society and social justice groups, […]

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Trudeau promises to connect 98% of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026

Announcement comes as Canadians spend more time online due to the pandemic CBC News · Posted: Nov 09, 2020 8:05 AM ET | Last Updated: November 9 1720 comments After some pandemic-related delays, the Liberal government says it’s now on track to connect 98 per cent of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026. The announcement comes as more […]

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Online teaching resources out of reach for many rural families

 Mia Urquhart 5 hrs ago  Mispec mom Jessica Doyle listened with interest when education officials suggested a whole host of online resources to help students continue learning at home.  As an artist, she loved the idea of taking a virtual tour of a museum with her two young girls.  But the reality is that it’s not […]


A broadcasting and telecom report, and the government’s Digital Charter, touch on similar areas of our communications systems. Will the visions clash?

February 6, 2020  With the release of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review’s (BTLR) final report last week, Canada now has two regulatory visions for the future of its communication systems. Before the election, the Trudeau government launched its Digital Charter – a commitment reaffirmed in the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry’s mandate letter with the express goal to “establish a new […]

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Data-driven elections: Implications and Challenges

Colin J. Bennett, Department of political science, University of Victoria, Canada, [email protected] Lyon, Department of sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, [email protected] PUBLISHED ON: 31 Dec 2019 DOI: 10.14763/2019.4.1433 ABSTRACT There is a pervasive assumption that elections can be won and lost on the basis of which candidate or party has the better data on the preferences and behaviour of the electorate. But there are myths and realities […]