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Canada vs California

How Ottawa took on Netflix and the streaming giants

by (author) Howard Law

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2024
Media & Communications Industries, Cultural Policy, Media Studies, General, Canadian
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    May 2024
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    Publish Date
    May 2024
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Howard Law’s Canada vs. California maps the ongoing battle to create and promote Canadian content in the media and the digital revolution that has made it increasingly less visible.
An avid advocate for Canadian content, Howard Law has spent years reporting on, and fighting for Canadian media and the journalists who create it. As a former senior official for Unifor, and with his website, Howard Law offers expert guidance on the constantly shifting battlefield between Canadian content and Meta, Google, Netflix, Amazon and other Silicon Valley giants that threaten to overwhelm us.
Canada vs. California explains how creative Canadian content may not survive the dominance of the American cultural juggernaut without new and effective interventions by the Canadian state.

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Contributor Notes

HOWARD LAW is an advocate working to defend the interests of Canadian journalists. An activist and writer, he is the author of As an expert on the fight for Canadian content, Howard spent his career in the labour movement. He was the media director for Unifor from 2013 to 2021, representing journalists and media workers before the CRTC and Parliamentary committees. He lives and writes in Toronto, Ontario.