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Altering the Acts: It’s (still) the Internet, stupid


THE START OF GOOGLE’S submission to the Broadcast and Telecom Legislative Review panel may be just be a boilerplate presentation of what they do (“Google’s ​mission​ is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”), but when it gets to the subject at hand, boing!The digital giant’s submission calls out the discrepancy between the Creative Canada Policy Framework​ (former Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s pet project) and the policy objectives in Broadcasting Act (the Principles).“Most of the policy objectives articulated in the ​Broadcasting Act​ are primarily focussed on cultural policy, namely the protection and preservation of ‘Canadian...