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Breaking down the federal government’s plan to regulate streaming platforms

On Tuesday, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault announced a long-anticipated plan to regulate digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify, which the government predicts could raise over $800 million per year for the production of Canadian content. 

The legislation would update Canada’s Broadcasting Act and give the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) more power over what foreign digital media giants show and what they’re required to pay for in the country. But don’t expect anything to change right away. Here’s what you need to know.

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