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Proposed update of the Broadcasting Law gives CRTC ‘flexible powers’ to regulate online platforms

Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault has presented a bill that modifies the Broadcasting law that would give the CRTC flexible new powers to regulate online platforms. The legislation was introduced on November 3 and includes amendments that "would allow the CRTC to implement a modernized broadcasting regulatory framework to ensure that traditional and online broadcasting companies contribute adequately to the Canadian broadcasting system." The legislation notes that if the CRTC requires online broadcasters, such as Netflix and Spotify, to contribute Canadian content at a rate similar to traditional broadcasters, then their contributions to Canadian music and stories could amount to as much as $ 830 million. by 2023. Documents provided to journalists reveal that the CRTC "will be ...