Friday, March 24, 2023

MALCOLM: Make no mistake about it, press freedom is under attack in Canada

The Heritage Minister discussed imposing new taxes on streaming services like Netflix and Disney and began musing about creating a government registry for media sites.

“How will this work? How are you going to regulate websites?” asks Solomon.

“If you are a distributor of content in Canada, and obviously if you are a very small media organization the requirement probably will not be the same as if you are Facebook or Google… but we would ask that they have a licence, yes.”

There you have it. The government wants to create some sort of licencing system for media organizations.

The very next morning, Guilbeault held an emergency press conference to walk it back. Except, he didn’t really walk it back.

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