Liberal heritage minister pushes for more regulations on social media companies


Liberal Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault wants to force social media companies to become licenced with the federal government if they wish to continue linking to Canadian news content.

"We're going to put some fairness into the Canadian regulatory system, because right now there is no fairness. We have Canadian companies that have regulatory obligations and we have international web giants that have none. And that's unsustainable," Guilbeault said on The West Block.

This is not the first time that Guilbeault has mentioned licensing as a means to regulate the media in Canada.

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