Bill C-10

YouTube Warns Revised Broadcast Bill Could Hurt Canadian Creators

YouTube on Friday warned that the federal government's revised broadcasting bill could potentially cause Canadian digital creators, from YouTubers and streamers to influencers, to lose out on earnings, reports CP24. In a briefing provided to the press, YouTube Canada said by forcing platforms to promote Canadian content within the country, Bill C-11 risks diminishing the...

Revised Broadcast Bill Excludes Social Media From CRTC Regulation

The Trudeau government's Bill C-10 died a slow death last spring, as federal lawmakers went on summer break ahead of the election, but not before stirring up controversy over possible infringement of Canadian free speech rights. Bill C-10 was originally proposed in the fall of 2020 as an amendment to the Broadcasting Act, designed to...

Senate Does Not Pass Bill C-10, Move Applauded by Conservatives

In a tweet Saturday, Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Member of Parliament for Carleton, Ontario, congratulated the Canadians on the fact highly controversial Bill C-10 did not pass in the Senate. The Liberal government-proposed amendment to the Broadcasting Act did not pass in the upper chamber despite the government's pleas to fast-track the controversial legislation. https://twitter.com/PierrePoilievre/status/1411328423046397953 On...

Trudeau’s Controversial Bill C-10 Passes After Midnight, Will Regulate Streaming

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, along with the Bloc Quebecois and NDP, voted in favour of passing controversial Bill C-10, in early Tuesday morning voting. Bill C-10 aims to amend the Broadcasting Act to grant greater regulatory powers to the CRTC, to regulate streaming services and apps, while also user-generated content on social media such as...

Minister Urges MPs to Pass Bill C-10, Despite Unanswered Questions

Appearing before the House of Commons heritage committee last week, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault urged Members of the Parliament to "quickly" pass Bill C-10, a controversial broadcasting bill proposed by the Liberal government, despite significant opposition against the bill — reports CBC News. Speaking to MPs, Guilbeault reiterated that Bill C-10 is designed to force foreign...

Minister Backtracks: Social Media Influencers Won’t Face Regulation Under Bill C-10

Canada's Heritage Minister, Steven Guilbeault, told CTV Question Period on the weekend social media users with a large number of followers or views would be subject to CRTC regulation, as they would be deemed broadcasters under Bill C-10, the federal government’s amendment proposal to the Broadcasting Act. Guilbeault mentioned YouTube channels making revenue with “millions...

Liberal MP Leaks CRTC to Regulate Apps, Too

According to Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, Michael Geist, the Liberal government is now planning on adding streaming apps to the scope of the proposed Bill C-10, bringing them under CRTC regulation. The federal government proposed Bill C-10 last fall as an amendment to the Broadcasting Act that...