Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ninth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Ninth NewsWatch-

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(Cultural-Review) (Audio: P02)

The new Creative Canada policy framework that Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is rolling out today includes 100-million-dollars in spending over four years to help artists and producers export their work.

Joly is also expected to announce the government is updating existing funding programs for media, music, books and magazines over the next three years.

The government is looking for deals with major players Facebook and Google, and will announce that Netflix has already committed to invest at least 500-million-dollars in original productions in Canada. (9)

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(Info-Bill)

Federal information commissioner Suzanne Legault is contradicting the Trudeau government, which claims its proposed access to information legislation will raise the bar on openness and transparency.

In the report she presented to Parliament today, Legault says the bill tabled in June would do the opposite.

Legault has long advocated strengthening the 34-year-old law that gives people a right to ask for federal files ranging from expense reports to briefing papers. (9)

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(Airport-Delays)

It's not clear how many airlines and airports around the world were affected by a problem with check-in systems.

The Spanish-based company Amadeus says a network issue caused disruption to some of its systems and services, but services were gradually being restored.

There are reports a small number of airlines experienced intermittent issues with their check-in systems, causing delays for some passengers. …

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