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Netflix investment only needed “positive” action, Heritage argues in Choquette case

OTTAWA – Canadian Heritage took “positive” action to boost both official language communities when it agreed to a 2017 investment by Netflix that committed $500 million over five years in the country, which is all the law requires to fulfil its mandate, it said in new court documents. Netflix has since said it has already spent more than $500 million in Canada, beating the five-year goal. “The text of subsection 41 (2) provides a general obligation to take ‘positive’ action,” Heritage said in its defence. “It is an obligation to do something and not an obligation of precise result.” The...
 

Our industry and COVID-19

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