Newspaper article The Canadian Press

YouTube-Canada

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

YouTube-Canada

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TORONTO - YouTube is planning to showcase its most successful Canadian creators with a channel dedicated to promoting local talent.

The video streaming platform unveiled "Spotlight Canada" today -- a curated page that highlights some of the nation's standout videos.

It's the first time a country has been singled out with its own curated content section.

The debut of the page features a selection of past viral hits, including astronaut Chris Hadfield's collaboration with the Barenaked Ladies from space, the Tragically Hip performing "Bobcaygeon" in Kingston, Ont., last summer, and a selection of trending music videos from Canadian artists.

There's also a section highlighting indigenous musicians and one for "Canada's favourite YouTube creators. …

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