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Google defends restricting access, calls for changes to C-18

Internet and Governance | 04/21/2023 5:08 pm EDT

Senior executives of Alphabet Inc.’s Google appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Thursday to discuss the Online News Act, Bill C-18. They defended a test which restricted access to news feeds and called for the establishment of a...

Tech giants increasing grip on advertising in Canada: report

Media | 11/21/2017 3:57 pm EST

While the total amount of advertising money flowing to Canadian media has largely sustained a flat trajectory over the years, internet giants Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. have increased their share of internet ads — and consequently the overall  advertising...

‘Level playing field’ for foreign digital news services: committee

Media | 06/15/2017 4:52 pm EDT

OTTAWA — After a year of study and hearing from 131 witnesses, some of...

Digital ads only in their infancy, Google’s Gingras says

Media | 04/13/2017 9:01 pm EDT

MONTREAL — Digital advertising will continue to evolve into new forms we can’t yet predict, Richard Gingras, vice-president of Alphabet Inc.’s Google News,...

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...