Radio & Television

Committee backs off requiring foreign platforms to contribute equal Canadian labour under Bill C-11

By Denis Carmel OTTAWA – After the United States issued a warning yesterday about Canada’s online streaming legislation, an amendment to the Online Streaming Act intended to force foreign companies to contribute a similar level of Canadian creative and human resources as their Canadian counterparts drew strong criticism from the Canadian government and was defeated at committee. “The government cannot support this amendment,” said Marc Gold, government leader in the Senate. “We need to recognize the reality that foreign players operating in Canada have global business models. It is just not realistic, in the opinion of the government, to expect...