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CRTC Crafting News-Meta Bargaining Plan

With the adoption of the Online News Act (Bill C-18), the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is sharing its plan for setting up the bargaining framework for fair negotiations between news organizations in Canada and the largest online platforms.

The CRTC will launch a public consultation this fall to gather views. Affected parties, industry representatives and Canadians will be invited to comment and help build the bargaining frameworkAll comments received will form part of the public record and will inform the CRTC’s decision.

Potential consultation topics include:

  • How bargaining and arbitration process will work;
  • A code of conduct parties will follow to support fair negotiations;
  • The eligibility process for news organizations;
  • Addressing complaints from eligible news organizations when online platforms act unfairly;
  • Data the CRTC should collect to fulfill its mandate under the Act.

Everyone who is interested is invited to view the CRTC’s plan and participate in the upcoming consultation. Interested parties can also follow the conversation on CRTC’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

If you are a news organization or a digital news platform, the CRTC is available to answer questions.

Click here to learn more about the CRTC’s regulatory plan.

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