On May 10, 2023, Dr. Dwayne Winseck appeared before the Canadian Senate Committee on Transport and Communications to speak about Bill C-18. The proposed legislation aims to regulate online communications platforms that make news content available to persons in Canada. During his appearance, he shared his views on the potential impacts of Bill C-18 on media organizations and online platforms, and discussed some of the key challenges and opportunities presented by the proposed legislation. In particular, Dr. Winseck highlighted the need to strike a balance between protecting the interests of media organizations and ensuring that online platforms can continue to operate in a fair and competitive environment.
Overall, Dr. Winseck’s testimony provided valuable insights into the complex issues surrounding online media regulation, and is sure to inform the ongoing debate about Bill C-18 and its potential impact on Canadian media and society.