Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eleventh NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Eleventh NewsWatch-

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(Cultural-Review) (Audio: P03)

There are some new tax dollars in Heritage Minister Melanie Joly's much-awaited reboot of federal cultural policy, but the government is also highlighting a 500-million-dollar deal with Netflix.

The internet streaming company has agreed to set up a Canadian branch of operations and create original productions in Canada.

The Liberals are also looking for new markets for Canadian content and are setting up a new creative export strategy the government will finance with 125-million-dollars over five years. (11)

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(Boeing-Bombardier-Bowman)

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman (BOH'-muhn) says cooler heads need to prevail in the aerospace trade war between Boeing and Bombardier so the sector can grow.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard wants Ottawa to take a hard line against Boeing after the U-S Department of Commerce proposed a hefty 219 per cent duty on jets manufactured by rival Bombardier.

Winnipeg is home to a Boeing plant that employs 14-hundred people and Bowman says Canada must keep its borders open to trade. (11)

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(Fighter-Jets)

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan isn't saying if the government has officially walked away from buying 18 Super Hornets from Boeing because of the aerospace giant's trade dispute with Bombardier.

But he does say the Liberals are actively looking at other options.

Sajjan has revealed the government considered buying used fighter jets from Kuwait to temporarily augment the military's aging CF-18 fleet.

But he says the planes won't be available in time, so they are now looking at used planes from Australia. …

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