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Five Bill C-11 amendments struck down as debate persists on revenue threshold for companies


OTTAWA – The Senate Transportation and Communications Committee defeated five of six amendments introduced by a Conservative senator intended to define parameters in bill C-11, a proposed around proposed legislation that would allow the CRTC to further regulate online streaming platforms. The bill, also known as the Online Streaming Act, went through a clause-by-clause process at committee on Wednesday. Saskatchewan Conservative Senator Denise Batters introduced six amendments, five of which did not survive. The first was to amend the definition of community channel to use “language of their choice” rather than “language used in a community.” The second, and surviving...