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Gov. reintroduces Broadcasting Act update, with social media exemption

News | 02/02/2022 7:32 pm EST
Minister of Canadian Heritage Pablo Rodriguez holds a press conference in West Block on Feb. 2, 2022 to speak with reporters about an act to amend the Broadcast act./ photo by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA — Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodríguez called previous concerns over social media broadcasting regulations “legitimate questions” Wednesday as he introduced the Government’s second attempt at updating the Broadcasting Act, now known as the Online Streaming Act. The new bill brings back an exemption for social media platforms, while maintaining that the act will apply to commercial content on social media sites.

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