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Heritage Committee hears final witnesses on Online News Act

News | 11/04/2022 5:50 pm EDT
Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, appears before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade meeting in Ottawa on Feb. 19, 2020./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

Canada’s Online News Act could serve as a template for countries around the world who are seeking to protect legacy media from the overwhelming power of Google Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. This was part of the testimony at the House of Commons Committee on Canadian Heritage as it heard its final witnesses on Bill C-18 on Friday.

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