Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan appeared multiple times before the House National Defence Committee as it studied sexual misconduct in the military, often in place of key staff called to testify. But despite touting ministerial accountability, the ministers have proven unable to hold themselves accountable. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.
The partisan finger-pointing that has defined the debate around Bill C-10 over the past two weeks is rooted in an attempt by the government, and a few MPs, to make sure that influential streaming companies that rely on uploaded content, such as YouTube, are bound by rules designed to promote Canadian cultural content, and protect Canadian broadcasters.