Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P13 - (Cultural-Review) OTTAWA. x-11s. While producer groups are applauding the federal government's new cultural policy, critics are panning it as "disappointing." The group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting calls the plan lacklustre. Group spokesman Ian Morrison says the new policy is missing several key planks. ("..lack of substance.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The much-hyped reboot of federal cultural policy includes some new tax dollars, but the government is also highlighting a 500 million dollar deal with Internet streaming giant Netflix to produce content in Canada. The agreement with Netflix, which falls under the Investment Act, sets up a Canadian branch of operations for the company. It means, among other things, that if Netflix doesn't live up to its side of the bargain, the government could impose fines.

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P12 - (Cultural-Review) OTTAWA. x-13s. While producer groups are applauding the federal government's new cultural policy, critics are panning it as "disappointing." David Sparrow, national president of actor's union ACTRA, says an announced investment by Netflix of 500 million dollars over five years in content produced in Canada is overshadowed by the fact that Netflix and other so-called over-the-top services don't follow the same rules that other Canadian broadcasters are required to live by. ("..more predictable.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: In the House of Commons today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heaped praise on his heritage minister, Melanie Joly, for unveiling a plan to create jobs and promote Canadian culture around the world. …

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