Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Nineteenth NewsWatch-

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(Cultural-Review) (Audio: P08)

The Trudeau government's new cultural policy includes a 500-million-dollar, five-year deal with Netflix.

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says she's proud of the investment Ottawa was able to attract from the Internet streaming giant.

The new deal is the opposite of what many in the industry wanted to see -- Netflix and other interested streaming companies contributing to the same content development funds that traditional broadcasters are legally obliged to support.

Bell Media says the 500-million is only a fraction of what Canadian companies are required to pay. (19)


(GG-Farewell) (Audio: P06)

The prime minister has paid tribute to outgoing Governor General David Johnston, whose term as the nation's 28th Governor General is coming to an end.

In a ceremony in Parliament's Hall of Honour, Justin Trudeau praised Johnston for striving to connect with his fellow Canadians.

Johnston is leaving the post after seven years as the Queen's representative in Canada.

His term ends Monday, when former astronaut Julie Payette will be sworn in. (19)


(Thrown-Out-Of-Store) (Audio: 145)

The man who was physically removed from a Canadian Tire store in Regina this summer says he's disappointed no criminal charges will be laid.

On July 26th, Kamao Cappo was forced out of the store after he was accused of theft.

The 53-year-old told police he'd been assaulted and targeted because he is Indigenous.

Cappo's video of the altercation has been viewed more than a million times and the employee lost his job over the incident. …

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