Pierre Poilievre falsely claimed Canadians will not be able to see news on the internet under the new law.

National Observer reports that the leader of federal Conservative Party made the remark after Meta announced it will remove all news in Canada from its social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram in response to the Online News Act that requires tech giants to enter into agreements that compensate Canadian news outlets for content thjey repurposed on their platforms.

However, the Conservatives’ 2021 campaign platform under then-leader Erin O’Toole proposed a similar policy, calling on tech giants to fairly compensate media for the content they create through an arbitration process.

Last Updated on August 4, 2023