Cable & Telecom

NDP MP fights for French-language content production quota in Netflix deal

OTTAWA - NDP Official Languages Critic Fran├žois Choquette wants Canadian Heritage to prove that its $500 million production agreement with Netflix will include the production of French-language content.Choquette says that the agreement, which promised to produce original Canadian content in both official languages, committed only 5% through a $25 million envelope to French-language content but without any guarantee that content will actually be produced.  And that, the Quebec MP maintains, runs counter to the Official Languages Act."Where is the equality among Canada's official languages in this case? This is a real shame in a country where 22% of the population’s first language...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

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