Google writes to all Canadian MPs as it steps up campaign against Online News Act


Google has stepped up its campaign against Canada’s Online News Act, insisting that the legislation could “break” its search engine.

Colin McKay, who leads public policy and government relations for Google in Canada, wrote to every MP and senator to express his company’s concerns about the legislation.

He claimed that the bill, known as C-18 in Ottawa, is being “rushed through” parliament, leaving “insufficient opportunity for thoughtful analysis and conversations about how it could impact the Canadian news ecosystem and your constituents.”

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