Liberals propose new Canadian Broadcast Act rules for online streaming platforms

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault delivered a press conference on Tuesday where he discussed the Liberals' proposed new policy changes to the Broadcasting Act, in order to protect Canadian content. The changes are aimed at ensuring online streaming platforms, such as Spotify and Netflix, will fall under the Broadcasting Act through a proposed new category called online undertakings, as these services experience booming revenues, while not facing rules as stringent as traditional broadcasters do.