As the national voice of Canada’s private broadcasters, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) is relieved to learn of an agreement that will avert any further blocking of online news from Canadians. We appreciate the Government’s work on this path forward with Google regarding compensation for news in advance of the Online News Act coming into force.

“We are glad to know that Canadians will be able to continue to access news through Google,” says CAB President Kevin Desjardins. “We look forward to continuing to engage with the Government to ensure an equitable funding model for Canadian newsrooms.”

Going forward, we hope this establishes the right precedent for other digital platforms that make use of Canadian news content. Our democracy depends on innovative solutions to ensure the longevity of our essential news businesses.