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Ethics committee grills Google over political ads decision

Media | 05/10/2019 2:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — In an at-times tense hearing of the House of Commons ethics committee, executives from the Canada office of Alphabet Inc.’s Google made the case that the company was technologically unable to sell political advertisements on its platforms in a way that would comply with Bill C-76. The bill, which became law in December last year, requires online platforms to create a database of political and partisan ads sold during the course of the 2019 election. They have to set up the databases by June 30. “It was simply not feasible for us to implement the extensive changes...

Google Canada asks MPs for Copyright Board reform

Media | 10/04/2018 3:29 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Alphabet Inc.’s Google wants to see the Copyright Board of Canada tariff setting process simplified, its government relations counsel told members of Parliament Thursday, but at the same time he said a legislative overhaul of the Copyright Act isn’t necessary...

Facebook, Google not ‘arbiters of truth,’ committee hears

Media | 02/15/2017 12:24 am EST

OTTAWA — Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada told members of Parliament Tuesday they don’t see themselves as “arbiters of truth” in...

Google not ‘grabbing’ media revenue, VP tells MPs

Media | 11/15/2016 9:53 pm EST

OTTAWA — Creating the oft-asked-for level playing field by making foreign digital services subject to Canadian sales tax would hurt smaller companies trying to break into the country’s market, a House of Commons...

CRTC to remove Netflix, Google input from Talk TV process

Media | 09/29/2014 9:05 pm EDT

The CRTC said Monday it will remove all evidence presented by Netflix Inc. and Google Inc., including oral and written presentations, from the Let’s Talk TV process, following the...

Regulating OTT could set ‘dangerous precedent’: Google

Media | 09/08/2014 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — A move by the CRTC to regulate over-the-top (OTT) video platforms could set a precedent for regulators in other countries, a Google Inc. lawyer told the commission on the first...

Tanya Woods leaving Bell for gaming association

Media | 03/04/2014 7:23 pm EST

Tanya Woods, director and legal counsel for regulatory and copyright law at BCE Inc., is leaving to become vice-president of policy and legal affairs the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, The Lobby Monitor reported. The article said Woods is replacing Jason Kee, who joined Google Inc. in November to do public policy and government relations work. Woods has held a number of positions in government with stints at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Industry Canada, the Copyright Board of Canada and Public Works....

Kee leaves ESAC for Google

telecom | 10/25/2013 7:43 pm EDT

Jason Kee is leaving the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) to join Google Inc.’s public policy team. Kee, ESAC’s former director of policy and legal affairs, said in an interview Friday that he will join Google’s Ottawa office as the company’s new public policy and government relations counsel in Canada. “I’ll be supporting all of Google’s public policy and any...