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143. Heritage MPs could make C-18 better, or much worse – November 28, 2022

142. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – C-11 and C-18 inch forward – Brad Danks dishes on Bell proposal- Jordan Bitove goes solo at the Toronto Star – a corporate soap opera at AT&T/TimeWarner – November 26, 2022

141. Bell’s C-11 Proposal: a Q and A with Canadian TV exec Brad Danks – November 23, 2022

140. Six C-11 amendments the Senate must pass – November 21, 2022

139. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – Senate moving towards C-11 amendments – Conservatives begin filibuster of C-18 – “Viral News” doc on Toronto Star covid coverage – November 19, 2022

138. Senators, it’s time to put up or shut up on C-11 – November 17, 2022

137. C-11 amendments: Bell seeks partnerships with American streamers to recapture programming rights – November 15, 2022

136. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – the most important fix for C-11 – Nanos poll shows strong support for C-18 – November 12, 2022

135. Nanos survey shows public support for C-18 but also the limits of polling – November 10, 2022

134. The Next Internet Czar: Bill C-11 gives cabinet sweeping powers it shouldn’t have – November 7, 2022

133. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: Heritage Committee hears its last C-18 witness, on C-11 the Senate has heard 124 and still counting – the skinny on Rogers-Shaw – Musk’s hellscape.- November 5, 2022

132. Local TV news gets no love from Parliamentarians considering C-11 – November 3, 2022

131. Heritage MPs debate C-18 “link taxes” and the theory of one waterhole – November 1, 2022

130. Canadian MPs confront, supplicate Meta over threat of C-18 retaliation – October 31, 2022

129. Must it be war? A peace proposal for C-18 – October 26, 2022

128. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – Facebook’s nuclear option -Google hits out at C18, Bloc MP hits back – the C11 truth serum – highly recommended podcast on C11 – October 22, 2022

127. If we all knocked back a shot of truth serum and debated C-11 – October 20, 2022

126. Google takes the C-18 heat at Heritage Committee – October 18, 2022

125. The error-riddled Abacus C-18 poll commissioned by Google tells us nothing – October 17, 2022

124. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – Does C-18 fight news deserts? – Google takes off the gloves (again) – Robert Armstrong weighs in on C-11 – Netflix bites into the advertising apple. – October 15, 2022

123. Will Bill C-18 help rural publishers and push back news deserts? – October 12, 2022

122. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: “Vile” tweets from Heritage’s Anti-Racism Consultant – Google campaigns against C-11 – Algorithms and Public Policy – October 8, 2022

121. Liberals’ accountability in Marouf scandal stymied by Conservative filibuster – October 7, 2022

120. Senate witnesses refocus the C-11 debate on what matters – October 4, 2022

119. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – Public attitudes on media bashing – Trouble at the Toronto Star – A synopsis of Bill C-18 – Sleeper issue in Bill C-11 – LaFlamme & Arden duet for human rights – October 1, 2022

118. C-11 TV’s Bread and Circuses: how the political theatre is distracting us from important stuff – September 29, 2022

117. Heritage Committee begins debate on C-18 the Online News Act – September 27, 2022

116. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – More Journalist v. Politician battles on the Hill – Committee hearings in C-11 and C-18 – BeerGate Again – September 25, 2022

115. YouTube’s bad day at the Senate. C-11 – September 22, 2022

114. Senate C-11 Hearings: Canadian programming and the Gretzky factor – September 20, 2022

113. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – C-11 is back on the menu – Objective or Opinion Journalism ? – The American C-18 stumbles – September 17, 2022

112. Bill C-11 debate continues in the Senate, still zeroed in on user-generated content – September 16, 2022

111. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – “Telling Canadian Stories” – “Lawyers, Beer & Money” – ‘Bell’ cuts prices, wait what? – September 10, 2022

110. ‘Telling Canadian stories’ is not a slogan. – September 9, 2022

109. Lawyers, Beer, and Money: the CRTC’s broadband imbroglio. – September 6, 2022

108. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: the Coyne manifesto – the American C-18 – Bell buys another competitor, September 3, 2022

107. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – Heritage’s Anti-Racism Consultant Gets Fired –  Ethics Commissioner clears CRTC chair Ian Scott – The struggles of independent Canadian programming services.  – August 27

106. CRTC licence ruling for LGBTQ+ channel OUTtv dramatizes the plight of independent TV programmers – August 25

105. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – Anonymous Sources in LaFlamme/CTV coverage – CRTC appointment – YouTube’s online cable TV. – August 21, 2022

104. Firing Lisa LaFlamme: Bell Media’s self sabotage – August 18, 2022

103. Catching up on MediaPolicy.ca – CBC Licence appealed to Cabinet – C-18 Amendments Proposed – Lana Payne Elected Unifor President – August 14, 2022

102. Cabinet petitions against CBC licence may force Liberals to refocus on the public broadcaster, August 12, 2022

101. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – The American version of C-18 inches forward, August 6, 2022

100. Journalist, heal thyself. A review of John Zada’s Veils of Distortion: How the News Media Warps our Minds. – August 4, 2022

99. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – CBC Licence Renewal is Appealed; Wendy Mesley; Terry Glavin and Jesse Brown collide – July 29, 2022

98. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: Netflix says linear TV will die – C11 Twitter Spats – Canada’s Digital Services Tax – July 23, 2022

97. CRTC Report says the loss of US programming imperils Canadian broadcasters – July 22, 2022

96. How a Twitter spat gets us closer to the facts on C-11’s impact on YouTube – July 17, 2022

95. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca – the CBC’s awful summer, Postmedia signs on with Google News – July 16, 2022

94. J.J.McCullough’s Summer DIY: Kill Bill C-11 – July 14, 2022

93. Has the CRTC set up the CBC to be defunded? – July 11, 2022

92. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: CBC mot d’n controversy continues and its license renewal keeps a low profile – July 9, 2022

91. The CRTC renews CBC’s TV licenses with new rules for Indigenous and diverse programming and fewer for local news and other CanCon programming. – July 7, 2022

90. CRTC says CBC Radio Journalists Can’t Say the N-Word, and somehow there’s a link to C-11 – July 2, 2022

89. If you thought C-11 was noisy, get ready for the Online Harms Bill- June 29, 2022

88. What we learned about C-11 at the Senate Committee – June 24, 2022

87. Memo to Senators: C-11 is coming to a screen near you – June 21, 2022

86. Catching Up: C-11 reaches Third reading with amendments, but not for local TV news – June 18, 2022

85. C-11 Amendments that made the cut, and some that didn’t. – June 16, 2022

84. Local News must be Heritage MPs’ priority C-11 amendment – June 13, 2022

83. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: Filibuster and Closure of C-11 – June 11, 2022

82. Day Seven at the Heritage Committee: C-11 Filibuster Continues – June 9, 2022

81. California, Canada and C-11: a response to Leonard St-Aubin – June 7, 2022

80. Day Six: Minister Rodriguez questioned by Heritage Committee MPs; CPC renews filibuster – June 6, 2022

79. A Short List of C-11 Amendments: will they find favour with Heritage MPs? – June 6, 2022

78. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: Conservatives filibustering C-11; Google innovating in its efforts to stop C-18 – June 4, 2022

77. Day Four of Heritage C-11 hearings: Starring J.J. McCullough – June 2, 2022

76. Day Three of C-11 hearings brings threat of Tory filibuster – June 1, 2022

75. Day Two: Happy Warrior makes C-11 hearings great drama – May 30, 2022

74. Catching up on MediaPolicy.ca: C-18 barbs fly, Libs tell CRTC they want still lower Internet and Wireless prices – May 29, 2022

73. If MediaPolicy.ca was Minister for a Day: here’s our C-11 Policy Directive to the CRTC on User Generated Content – May 26, 2022

72. Day One: C-11 Policy Debate Breaks out at Heritage Committee Hearing – May 24, 2022

71. Bill C-11` Narrows or Removes CRTC Powers over User Generated Content, May 23, 2022

70. Just Another Day at the Heritage Committee, “Incompetence”! May 19, 2022

69. Heritage MPs Want Action on Rogers-Shaw Impact on Local and Community News, May 17, 2022

68. The Last Time They Tried to Fix Merger Law, May 16, 2022

67. Rethinking Canadian content in a Post C-11 World, May 13, 2022

66. Rogers-Shaw: Competition Bureau Takes Centre Stage, May 11, 2022

65. Nanos Poll: Canadian Support Feds’ Internet Regulation, May 10, 2022

64. Bill C-11: An FAQ, May 4, 2022

63. Will Bill C-11 Save Canadian Content? (Last of 3 Parts), May 2, 2022

62. Catching Up On MediaPolicy.ca – Shaw-Rogers at the Finish Line? Competition Reform for Big Tech? Will Facebook Boycott Canada? – April 28

61. Freedom: the Critics of Bill C-11, Part 2 of 3 – April 27, 2022

60. The case for and against Bill C-11: Part 1 of 3 – The Broadcasting Act is Canada’s cultural glue – April 25, 2022

59. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: Rogers is on a roll, Netflix hits middle age. April 22, 2022

58. On the contrary, regulating our Internet is good public policy. A response to Andrew Coyne. April 18, 2022

57. Catching Up on MediaPolicy.ca: Right-wing websites want QCJO seal of approval; #CanCon certification challenged, April 14, 2022

56. The Online News Act will at long last make Google and Facebook pay-for-news….and put the CRTC on the hot seat, April 8, 2022

55. TikTok, YouTube and Digital-First Creators are the focus of House debate on the Online Streaming Act C-11, April 5, 2022

54. Rodriguez’s Re-boot on Online Harms consultation is Policy with Brains, April 3, 2022

53. Analysis: CRTC vets Rogers Shaw merger, Competition Bureau is next. March 27, 2022

52. British Regulator Follows CRTC, Bans RT News, March 19, 2022

51. The Strange Censorship Ruling on Russia Today, March 17, 2022

50. Canada’s Online News Bill will impact Google, Meta and Postmedia: Here’s Some Advice for Pablo Rodriguez, March 8, 2022

49. Catching Up: Rogers-Shaw Hits Speed Bumps; Geist Bombast; Online Harms legislation challenged in Germany, March 4, 2022

48. Big Tech Pay-for-News Legislation is Overdue, March 1, 2022

47. Catching Up: Beer & Regulatory Capture; Rogers/Shaw; Online News legislation; New York Times in Canada., February 26, 2022

46. CRTC Chair Ian Scott: the story behind the photo, February 22, 2022

45. Online Streaming Act debated in Commons before going to Committee, February 17, 2022

44. A wobbly advertising rebound in 2021, February 10, 2022

43. Catching Up: Poilievre Attacks the Media; Bill C-10 is Back; Minister Rodriguez reports on Online Harms consultation, February 7, 2022

42. Will Big Tech be cut down to size? February 3, 2022

41. Catching Up: Last week on @MediaPolicy.ca includes funding public broadcasting and another Big Tech merger., January 23, 2022

40. Catching Up: An Edgy Week on @MediaPolicy.ca includes Tara Henley, Ed Rogers, Rumble, The Athletic and Big Tech, January 15, 2022

39. CRTC report reveals trends continue during the Pandemic: Internet TV goes up, Legacy TV goes down., January 13, 2022

38. Catching Up: Recently on @MediaPolicy.ca: Here Comes 2022, January 5, 2022

37. Can Non-Profit Local Journalism Save Democracy? Robert McChesney says Yes We Can., January 1, 2022

36. Catching Up: This Week on MediaPolicy.ca, December 26, 2021

35. Rogers, Bell and Telus get their last words in CRTC’s Merger Hearing, December 21, 2021

34. Catching Up: Last week on @MediaPolicy.ca, December 19, 2021

33. Too Big, Too Postmedia: A not-so-feverish review of federal funding of Canadian journalism, December 13, 2021

32. Catching Up: the Last Week on @MediaPolicy.ca, December 11, 2021

31. Digging Deeper into the Google Pay-for-Content Deals, December 5, 2021

30. Catching up: the Last Week on @MediaPolicy.ca, December 4, 2021

29. Canada’s “audience tax” on GAFAM companies stands, for now, December 1, 2021

28. Rogers lays out a hiring plan for western City-TV stations; and Proposes a one-time $8.5 Million transfer to Independent Local News Fund. November 30, 2021

27. Rogers/Shaw Wrap Up: What the CRTC Might Do with the Merger, November 29, 2021

26. Catching up: the Last Week on @MediaPolicy.ca, November 28, 2021

25. The CRTC’s chickens come home to roost on Internet TV and Local News, November 24, 2021

24. What’s at Stake in the Rogers/Shaw CRTC Broadcasting Hearing, November 22, 2021

23. News Publishers Break Ranks, Have Google and Facebook Won?, November 15, 2021

22. The Libs’ Online Harms Bill Can’t Be Rushed, October 15, 2021

21. Whistleblower rips the lid off Facebook’s Online Harms, October 8, 2021

20. Part five. How the Platforms Should Pay for Journalism, September 17, 2021

19. Part four. Online News Content: The Global Battle Between the Platforms and Parliaments, September 15, 2021

18. Part three. How Facebook and Google Monetize Your Privacy, September 11, 2021

17. Part Two. The Rise of Google and Facebook and the Decline of Canadian Local News, September 1, 2021

16. Part one. News Journalism v. Google & Facebook: Why the Web Giants Should Pay, August 30, 2021

15. Analysis: MPs Play Games with Bill C-10, May 5, 2021

14. Broadcasters Sound the Alarm on Local News, August 30, 2020

13. Australian-Rules Regulation: How Google and Facebook will at last pay for news content, June 8, 2020

12. Janet and the Goliaths, February 21, 2020

11. Will the Next Parliament Save Journalism?, November 18, 2019

10. Review: Canada’s Cultural Apocalypse: Review of Richard Stursberg’s Tangled Garden, July 4, 2019

9. Facts About Journalism Panel Lost in the Media Storm, May 28, 2019

8. Journalism through Yellow-Vest Glasses, April 17, 2019

7. Andrew Coyne on the Great Threat to Journalism, March 21, 2019

6. This CRTC Chair Ain’t Afraid of No Netflix Tax, June 1, 2018

5. Doug Ford TV: Fox or Faux?, May 8, 2018

4. #MSM Haters Rejoice, Federal Budget Does Little to #SaveLocalNews , February 17, 2018

3. Why the Piracy Defenders Have It Wrong, February 7, 2018

2. Movie-theft is not a victimless crime, January 30, 2018

1. The Torstar Postmedia Swap: Collusion By Any Other Name, December 8, 2017