Last week, a government-appointed panel published a report making 97 recommendations calling for the broad expansion of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Among these policy ideas was a vague and troubling recommendation about licensing all companies creating “audio, audiovisual, and alphanumeric news content.” The panel also called for mandated Canadian content by Netflix and other streaming companies despite record-setting investment by these same firms into Canadian television and movie production. If brought into effect by the government, these policies would broadly expand the mandate and power of the Commission.
Within a week of this report's release, the federal Minister of Heritage Steven Guilbeault made statements in support of increased regulation of news content and news organizations. He's subsequently attempted to walk back somewhat from these comments, but it is at least a little concerning to hear the federal government is open to regulating Canadians' expression further. The CCF is already supporting a free expression case against the federal government's new election censorship law.
...from the Canadian Constitution Foundation
...of course I have mixed sentiments on this, given that the CBC paid for by partially our taxation, has dedicated itself to promote fake news all in its attempts to protect the imperialist warmongering state of Canada, controlled undoubtedly by the fossil fuel, war munitions and international bankster industries ad nauseum.
This panel must be monitore carefully, as inevitably it will resort via this international corporate pressure, to monitor any opposition!