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Heritage Committee summons Google execs over news blocking

Internet and Governance | 02/28/2023 4:46 pm EST

The House of Commons Heritage committee voted Tuesday to summon top executives from Alphabet Inc.'s Google to appear before the committee on Mar. 6, days after the Canadian Press reported that the tech giant had begun blocking some news content in response to the...

Senator claims privilege over Digital First lobbying letter

Media | 10/05/2022 12:08 pm EDT

An Alberta Senator is claiming his privileges as a parliamentarian were breached when two members of the House of Commons sent a letter to the commissioner of lobbying about a Senate witness. Scott Tannas is leader of the Canadian Senators Group in the Red Chamber. His...

Tories put forward motion to kill Bill C-18, send “subject matter” to committee

Media | 05/13/2022 5:12 pm EDT

Conservative MP John Nater wants the Liberal government to withdraw its...

Digital creators may still be subject to C-11, Heritage Committee told

Internet and Governance | 03/24/2022 5:26 pm EDT

Digital creators are wary of the government’s claim that amendments to...

Don’t leave local news in the hands of megacorporations, Heritage committee hears

Media | 02/16/2022 8:45 pm EST

Not-for-profit community news associations are sounding the alarm over the Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc. merger, with one stakeholder saying "democracy dies in the dark...