And if you think the current debate as to who's to blame over COVID is bitter now, then you better buckle your seat belts because once the 'pandemic election' is underway, the anger and acrimony over this issue will likely shift into a whole new gear of nastiness.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Annamie Paul. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
OAKVILLE, ONT.—Whoever coined the phrase “success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan” obviously never anticipated how society would react to the COVID virus.
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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.