The Heritage Minister is warning American internet giants to brace for new legislation that will crack down on threats to Canadian culture.
A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.
It's a deal that sniffs of favouritism to a foreign corporation and necessarily earns the enmity of powerful Canadian media companies.
Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly has employed quiet diplomacy to welcome the expansion of global Internet platforms into Canada with certain provisos.
The goal of CanCon laws were both to protect Canadian culture and to promote our own unique culture. If we copy what radio is doing in the US, we’re doing very little to help promote and protect Canadian culture.