Justin Trudeau’s new heritage minister appeared on CTV’s Question Period show on Sunday to offer the nation the benefit of his inexperience.
He was grilled by host Evan Solomon about a report from a panel tasked by the government to review Canada’s communications legislative framework.
A key recommendation was to extend licences currently granted to radio and television stations to all media content, along with a much stricter compliance regime.
Did the minister buy the recommendations, he was asked?
The reply was unequivocal. “We would ask that they have a licence, yes,” he said.
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