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Op-ed: Time for Canada to Level the Digital Playing Field

Around the world, there is growing consensus that the dominant power of Big Tech must be reined in to prevent market failures. In late June,...

Statement by News Media Canada chair on Google’s efforts to recruit...

The announcement of a deal between Google and a small number of Canadian media outlets underlines the need for the government to follow through...

Levelling the Digital Playing Field open letter garners huge attention

Last week, News Media Canada issued a historic open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada calling on the Trudeau government to act on...

Australia’s Nine Entertainment signs content deals with Facebook and Google

Australia's Nine Entertainment has signed agreements with Facebook and Google, following the Commonwealth Government’s enacting of the News Media Bargaining Code. "This is great news....

Think Google and Facebook care about community news? Think again.

News Media Canada supports the Levelling the Digital Playing Field initiative, including ongoing calls to the government to keep its commitment to Canadians who rely on local...

Government inaction has cost news publishers

News Media Canada members are calling on the federal government to introduce the long-awaited policy to allow publishers to negotiate fairly with Facebook and...

Google and Facebook control the internet advertising market in Canada

Google and Facebook continue to dominate the $8.8 billion internet advertising market in Canada. In 2019, for example, their combined share of the online...

Opinion: Google and Facebook revive a medieval practice for the 21st...

The practice of “indulgences” was common among the wealthy and powerful In Medieval Europe. In return for the payment of large sums to the Church,...

Opinion: The failure of local news left a gap for Google...

Earlier this week, Jamie Irving, the vice-president of Brunswick News and vice chair of News Media Canada wrote an op-ed that was published in...

Canadians support government action against Google and Facebook

Recent research confirms that Canadians feel Google and Facebook have become too powerful and more than eight out of ten believe that the government...