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News Media & Journalism

Liberal

  • Require digital platforms that generate revenue from publishing news content to share a portion of their revenues with Canadian news outlets, modelled after Australia's similar legislation.
  • Support production of news for underserved communities with $50M over 5 years through the Local Journalism Initiative.

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Conservative

  • Introduce a digital media royalty framework requiring digital platforms to compensate media outlets for content shared.
  • Reduce government spending on advertising on foreign-owned platforms and instead direct ad spending to Canadian media.
  • End the $600M journalism fund.
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NDP

  • Increase financial support for the Canada Media Fund.
  • Extend support to Canadian media to assist in the transition to digital.
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