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LAWTON: Trudeau wants to mandate Canadian content on Netflix

The government is ignoring that Canadians have the ability to watch whatever they want to watch in this day and age.

The government needs to keep its hands off our Netflix catalogues.

Part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter to the new heritage minister is an expectation that Minister Steven Guilbeault “introduce legislation by the end of 2020 that will take appropriate measures to ensure that all content providers, including internet giants, offer meaningful levels of Canadian content in their catalogues.”

As worded, this legislation would either force companies like Netflix, Amazon and Disney to produce and prominently display more Canadian content on their platforms, or simply restrict the size of their catalogues so existing Canadian content occupies a larger share. In either case, the government is ignoring that Canadians have the ability to watch whatever they want to watch in this day and age.

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