Netflix office in Canada a good step, but streaming giant still needs to pay its “fair share,” says NDP’s Singh

By Christopher Guly OTTAWA – Netflix’s announcement last Thursday that it will open a Canadian office and, in the words Ted Sarandos (above), co-CEO and chief content officer, hire a “dedicated content executive to work directly with the Canadian creative community” is a “first good step,” federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told in an interview on Friday. His concern, though, is the “cozy relationship” the federal government appears to have with major digital platforms, including Netflix. Singh referred to the “secret deal” between the California-based company and Ottawa in 2017 in which then-Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly provided little...

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