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Canadian Government Reaches Deal with Google on Online News Act


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The new regulations will allow Google to negotiate with a single group that would represent all media, allowing the company to limit its arbitration risk.

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Google and the Canadian federal government have reached an agreement in their dispute over the Online News Act that would see Google continue to share Canadian news online in return for the company making annual payments to news companies in the range of $100 million.

Sources told Radio-Canada and CBC News earlier Wednesday that an agreement had been reached. Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon.

"Many doubted that we would be successful, but I was confident we would find a way to address Google's concerns," she told reporters outside the House of Commons.

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