Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT001 - (Cultural-Review) OTTAWA. x-37s. (Terry Pedwell) An agreement that Netflix will invest at least 500-million dollars in original productions in Canada is set to be part of a long-awaited reboot of Canada's cultural policy. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly will unveil the comprehensive overhaul in a major speech today. (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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NAT002 - (Cultural-Review) OTTAWA. x-12s. Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is set to outline a reboot of the country's cultural policy. A government source says an agreement that Netflix will invest at least 500-million dollars in original productions in Canada will be part of the overhaul. C-B-C president Hubert Lacroix says ensuring that all players chip in to develop cultural content will be essential to the survival of Canada's relatively small media marketplace. ("..by ourselves.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The policy is the product of months of consultations, and will plot a course for a review of legislation that was promised in the last federal budget.

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NAT003 - (MMIW-Inquiry-Smithers) SMITHERS, B.C. x-09s. A retired R-C-M-P officer has told the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women that the force needs to build more trust with families. Garry Kerr investigated the death of Alberta Williams in Prince Rupert, B-C, in 1989. He says recently, people came forward with information that he wishes they had been comfortable sharing at the time. ("..disappearance and murder.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: Kerr says if the family had felt more trust in the police, the information might have come out sooner. --

NAT004 - (MMIW-Inquiry-Smithers) SMITHERS, B.C. x-17s. A B-C woman has told a national inquiry about the toll her sister's murder took on her. Alberta Williams was 24 when she was found dead near Prince Rupert in 1989. Claudia Williams says she's spent her life searching for the killer. ("..physically and emotionally.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls will hold a final day of hearings in Smithers today. --

NAT005 - (MMIW-Inquiry-Smithers) SMITHERS, B.C. x-18s. A commissioner for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women says she and her colleagues are committed to asking hard questions. Michele Audette told a hearing in Smithers, B-C, that the commissioners understand this is a rare opportunity. …

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