Social media companies that violate new political ad rules, even inadvertently, will be fined, minister suggests
By Aidan ChamandyMay. 15, 2019
Firms are taking different approaches to a new political ad registry regime meant to protect against interference in the next election.
Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould speaks to reporters at Ottawa's National Press Theatre on Jan. 30, announcing a panel of bureaucrats will monitor the 2019 election and sound the alarm if they see evidence it's being undermined. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Canada has a new regime for online political ads heading into October’s election, but in an interview last week the minister responsible expressed some frustration with certain social media companies’ approach to the new system.
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