Bill C-11 will create ‘surge’ in Canadian TV shows, say internal government memos


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Crews work on a film set for a Titans Netflix TV series on a Toronto street on April 17, 2019. Bill C-11, which is now in the Senate, could become law within weeks.Doug Ives/The Canadian Press The online streaming bill will lead to an $86-million annual “surge” in new Canadian TV production, and may lead to more TV and film being classified as official Canadian content, internal Heritage Department documents predict. The papers, obtained by University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist under access-to-information laws, also reveal that YouTube is the only social-media platform likely to come within the scope...