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Actors' union nets pay bump in one-year deal with Association of Canadian Advertisers

Actors' union nets pay bump in one-year deal with Association of Canadian Advertisers

TORONTO — Unionized actors have a new labour deal that increases pay for commercial work involving agencies represented by the Association of Canadian Advertisers.
Canadian media a target for foreign interference: national security committee chair

Canadian media a target for foreign interference: national security committee chair

OTTAWA — Foreign actors are trying to interfere with the Canadian media, and journalists and their bosses need to be aware of it, the chairman of Parliament's nonpartisan national security committee warned on Wednesday.
Vancouver announces FIFA 2026 festival location

Vancouver announces FIFA 2026 festival location

The venue hasn't been built yet
Open letter calls on Vancouver Whitecaps to 'do the right thing' after Messi situation

Open letter calls on Vancouver Whitecaps to 'do the right thing' after Messi situation

"Fans need to get together to show [the Whitecaps] that this issue is not just going to go away."
Google signs deal with organization to distribute $100M to Canadian news companies

Google signs deal with organization to distribute $100M to Canadian news companies

OTTAWA — Google announced which organization it has selected to distribute the $100 million the tech giant has promised to Canadian news companies Friday.
'This is a classic case of bait-and-switch': Civil suit brought against Whitecaps, MLS over Lionel Messi no-show

'This is a classic case of bait-and-switch': Civil suit brought against Whitecaps, MLS over Lionel Messi no-show

A local man is looking for full or partial refunds
New fee for streaming companies serves Canadian interests at Americans' expense: U.S.

New fee for streaming companies serves Canadian interests at Americans' expense: U.S.

OTTAWA — American streaming companies are being unfairly targeted by a new Canadian fee that "disproportionately" serves interests north of the border, the United States is charging.
Labatt signs to deal to make Budweiser an official beer of the NHL in Canada

Labatt signs to deal to make Budweiser an official beer of the NHL in Canada

TORONTO — Labatt Breweries of Canada and the National Hockey League have announced a deal that will see Budweiser become an official beer of the NHL in Canada. Financial terms of the multi-year agreement were not immediately available.
Foreign online streaming services must now pay into fund for Canadian news, content

Foreign online streaming services must now pay into fund for Canadian news, content

OTTAWA — Online streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify are being told they must start contributing money toward local news and the production of Canadian content.
Female musicians underrepresented on Canadian radio playlists: study

Female musicians underrepresented on Canadian radio playlists: study

TORONTO — A new report on Canada's radio airwaves says songs performed by women have been underplayed on commercial music stations for at least the past decade.