CRTC wants internet providers, Netflix to contribute to Canadian content

CRTC wants internet providers, Netflix to contribute to Canadian content

Canada’s broadcast regulator wants internet providers, wireless carriers and streaming services such as Netflix Inc. to pitch in to fund Canadian content as more consumers access music and video online. In a report released Thursday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission recommended legislation that “clearly and explicitly” requires equitable contributions from any audio or video…

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Open Future Video Contest

Contest details What is the one thing you would change to build a more open world—and how would you go about it? Tell us your answer in a 60 second video. It can be as simple or creative as you like – just be persuasive. The judges will be looking for the most convincing argument.…

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Can America’s moderates win the battle of ideas?

Can America’s moderates win the battle of ideas?

IN A programme to mark The Economist’s 175th anniversary, Zanny Minton-Beddoes, our Editor-in-Chief, and David Rennie, our Washington bureau chief, sit with Anne McElvoy, our Head of Radio, to discuss whether America’s moderates can win the battle of ideas. Joining them are Jonathan Cowan, founder of Third Way, David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic,…

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How welfare reform has hurt America’s poorest children

How welfare reform has hurt America’s poorest children

LAST month, President Donald Trump issued an executive order directing federal agencies to find ways to add new work requirements to welfare programmes and strengthen those that exist. He said that a bipartisan welfare reform made in 1996 had made progress in ending “long-term government independence” but that welfare designed to help families often still…

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