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There was never a Netflix deal: federal government

Briefs | 02/25/2020 5:27 pm EST
Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announces the government's Creative Canada strategy at an Economic Club of Canada luncheon on Sept. 28, 2017./ Hill Times photo by Andrew Meade.

Former Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s much-touted 2017 deal with Netflix Inc. to spend $500 million in Canada should never have been referred to as an agreement, the federal government is arguing as part of its reasoning for why it shouldn’t have to publicly disclose the details involved.

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