Federal government reaches agreement with Google on C-18

Google will pay Canadian news outlets $100-million a year to publish news on its platform The Canadian government has come to an agreement with Google regarding the implementation of Bill C-18. Google will be allowed to host Canadian news content on its platform with the condition that the company pay $100-million each year to publishers. In June, the federal government passed the bill which aimed to level the playing field for Canadian news publishers. Tech companies would be expected to compensate news companies like the Globe and Mail or the Toronto Star. By providing publishers the power to negotiate with large tech industries like Meta and Google, news outlets were expected to earn more revenue. Bill C-18 drew inspiration from the...

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