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Publishers ask Ottawa for sweeping legal changes to limit power of tech giants

Several of Canada’s largest media organizations have quietly asked the federal government for new laws to make Facebook and Google pay more taxes in the country, help pay for the creation of their content and make it more visible on their platforms.

The publishers, which include The Globe and Mail, CBC and Le Devoir, asked the federal government to overhaul several Canadian laws in submissions earlier this year to an expert panel tasked with reviewing Canada’s broadcasting, telecommunications and radiocommunications laws.

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