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Joly sitting down with foreign digital companies

Media | 03/03/2017 4:05 pm EST

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is meeting this week with digital platforms, telling a CBC morning radio show Friday that she was in the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., region Thursday meeting with Alphabet Inc.’s Google Canada and had appointments with Spotify AB and Facebook Inc. that day. In response to a question from host Matt Galloway about how to protect Canadian culture when a foreign digital platform, such as Netflix Inc. or YouTube, “doesn’t pay a fee or a tax, has no obligation to show any Canadian content...