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Consultation will be held for exemption under Bill C-18, committee votes down amendment to force negotiation with all outlets

News | 11/25/2022 4:56 pm EST
Parliament Hill on July 5, 2018./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

The committee studying the Online News Act unanimously voted to include a clause in Bill C-18 that would ensure that the CRTC can hold public consultations regarding exemptions from mandatory bargaining and other regulations under the bill, for digital news intermediaries (such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google) and that an exemption order can only be in effect for a period of not more than maximum five years with the possibility of renewal.

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