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‘Smarter’ Rules Would Ensure All Digital Players Pay for CanCon, Panel Told

‘Smarter’ Rules Would Ensure All Digital Players Pay for CanCon, Panel Told

By The Canadian Press

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This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Patrick Semansky)

OTTAWA — Federal lawmakers need to make foreign content providers, such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime, pay their fair share into producing Canadian content, Canada’s broadcast regulator and its public broadcaster argued this week.

What that share looks like, however, remains uncertain as the federal government moves to tear down and rebuild the country’s broadcast and telecom regulations.

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Golden West Radio Sorry for Running Ad That Downplayed Residential Schools

Golden West Radio Sorry for Running Ad That Downplayed Residential Schools

By The Canadian Press

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Historical books detailing residential schools released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission sit on a table as the commission releases an interim report during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday, February 24, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

STEINBACH, Man. — A company that operates a chain of radio stations is apologizing for running a paid advertisement that downplayed the effect of the residential school system on Indigenous people.

Manitoba-based Golden West says the one-time program produced by the Frontier Centre For Public Policy was broadcast on some of its radio stations in Saskatchewan.

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Humboldt Station Hires Winnipeg Broadcaster as New Play-by-Play Voice

Humboldt Station Hires Winnipeg Broadcaster as New Play-by-Play Voice

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

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Rory McGouran is shown during the Humboldt Broncos’ home opener in Humboldt, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018 against the Nipawin Hawks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rory McGouran)

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead.

Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash.

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Dave Wheeler Fired from 92.1 CITI Over Controversial Remarks

Dave Wheeler Fired from 92.1 CITI Over Controversial Remarks

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Dave Wheeler has been fired from 92.1 CITI after ‘multiple disciplinary incidents,’ the station says. (TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Radio host Dave Wheeler has been fired from 92.1 CITI following controversial comments he made this week regarding the transgender community.

The host of “Wheeler in the Morning” made the comments on Monday comparing transgender people to actors who “pretend to be different things.” Wheeler was suspended on Tuesday and Rogers Media has since ended its relationship with him.

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