Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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(Cultural-Review) (Audio: 01)

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is set to unveil a long-awaited reboot of Canada's cultural policy that includes a landmark deal with Netflix.

A government source says the American streaming giant will invest at least 500-million dollars in original Canadian productions over the next five years.

The deal is part of a policy overhaul that will look at everything from the C-R-T-C to how best to sell and promote Canada's creative work.

Getting companies like Netflix to play a bigger financial role is one of the government's key goals. (1)

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(NAFTA-Negotiations)

It will be another two weeks before negotiators sit back down in Washington to discuss a new North American Free Trade Agreement.

The third round of NAFTA talks wrapped up in Ottawa yesterday, with little progress reported on key issues.

Round four -- the midway point of seven planned sessions -- is set to begin October 11th.

At a news conference yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed confidence that things are heading in the right direction. (1)

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(OBIT-Hugh-Hefner) (Audio: 10)

Playboy says its founder, Hugh Hefner, has died of natural causes at the age of 91.

The pipe-smoking hedonist revved up the sexual revolution in the 1950s and went on to build a multimedia empire of clubs, mansions, movies and T-V.

Asked by The New York Times in 1992 what he was most proud of, Hefner responded -- quote -- "That I changed attitudes toward sex."

At its peak, Playboy had more than seven-million readers, although its circulation has declined in recent years. …

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