Canada print news to get two-thirds of Google payment

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Taipei Times

December 16, 2023

Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge speaks with reporters in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Nov. 29.

Most of the payout would go to the print media because it is “really dependent” on online platforms to distribute its content, the official added.

“Canada has accomplished something historic,” Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge told reporters, adding that “newsrooms are experiencing a crisis which affects journalism, a foundation of our democracy.”

“As part of the deal, Google provided assurances that Canadian news outlets will be treated fairly in comparison with deals it might strike with news media in other countries,” Radio Canada International reported on Friday.

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