Category: Broadcasting Act

Revisions to Broadcasting Act Won’t Cover Online Porn, Heritage Minister Says

OTTAWA—Sweeping updates to the Broadcasting Act will not cover pornography or sexually exploitive content online, says Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault. Guilbeault told the House of Commons ethics committee Monday that a new regulator will handle child pornography and non-consensual material, but that Bill C-10, which aims to regulate YouTube, Facebook and other platforms, will steer…


Bill to Regulate Internet Should Sustain Traditional Media and Avoid Infringing Free Speech, Heritage Committee Hears

The federal government needs to find a balance between its attempt to regulate foreign digital giants and public concerns of over-surveillance of the freedom of speech on the internet, a House Committee heard on Monday. On Nov. 3, 2020, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-10, the first reform to amend the Canadian Broadcasting Act since…