Episode 158: In Their Own Words - Ministers, MPs, Senators and Government Officials on Bill C-18

March 06, 2023 00:15:35
Episode 158: In Their Own Words - Ministers, MPs, Senators and Government Officials on Bill C-18
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Episode 158: In Their Own Words - Ministers, MPs, Senators and Government Officials on Bill C-18

Mar 06 2023 | 00:15:35

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Show Notes

Bill C-18, the Online News Act, has been at the centre of growing firestorm in Canada following reports that Google has begun testing the removal of links to Canadian news services for a small percentage of its users. The issue is headed to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage later today with MPs likely to take turns berating Google executives. If you’re just catching up or don’t understand what the fuss is about, this Law Bytes podcast is for you. While the government tries to spin the bill as a big win for media of all sizes without concerns for the Internet, the reality is far different. But you don’t have to take my word for it. This episode features clips of what Ministers, MPs, Senators, and government officials have already said at committee or in the Senate about the bill.

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