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(Cultural-Review) (Audio: P04)

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is billing it as a road map for the future of Canada's creative industries.

But it's not clear precisely where on the cultural landscape it will end up leading.

The new cultural policy includes a deal with Netflix.

Joly says the Internet streaming giant will set up a Canadian branch.

Producer groups are applauding the new cultural policy, but some critics are panning it as "disappointing."

The president of actor's union ACTRA says the announced Netflix investment in content produced in Canada is overshadowed by the fact Netflix doesn't follow the same rules other Canadian broadcasters are required to live by. (18)

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(GG-Farewell) (Audio: P05)

Governor General David Johnston is being toasted as a warm, genial man of the people who connected deeply with Canadians.

Johnston's seven-year term ends Monday, when former astronaut Julie Payette is sworn in.

In a ceremony in Parliament's Hall of Honour, Prime Minister Trudeau praised the country's 28th governor general for seeking to be challenged and taught by his fellow citizens.

Johnston says it's been an honour to serve Canada.

He says -- in his words -- ''I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to give back to this country I love so much.'' (18)

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(Invictus-WE Day) (Audio: 097)

Prince Harry surprised and delighted thousands of young people when he arrived unannounced at the Toronto We Day celebration.

The 33-year-old royal took the stage at the Air Canada Centre -- the host venue for the youth empowerment event in which students are recognized for socially conscious projects -- to speak about the importance of optimism in a cynical world.

The prince is Toronto for the Invictus Games, the international sporting competition he founded in 2014 to inspire and motivate wounded soldiers on their paths to recovery. …

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