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>>> A landmark settlement in the U.S. could change the landscape of college sports. It paves the way for future and college athletes to be paid, a change many say is long overdue. Alison northcott has more on the payment and what's still up in the air. >> Reporter: some of the biggest names in sports started here in college. U.S. athletes in college sports have long been considered amateurs, but a settlement on a lawsuit would see athletes paid directly. This attorney sued the ncaa, alleging it violated antitrust laws by restricting athletes' access to compensation. The ncaa denied wrongdoing. >> For ten years, the athletes will be entitled to share revenue including lucrative broadcast, ticket sales, and media deals that the schools and conferences have. >> Reporter: the settlement includes $2.8 billion in back pay for thousands of former college athletes. The ncaa called it an important step in the continued reformation of college sports. >> It's the biggest development since the ncaa was founded in 1906. >> We have coaches paid $70 million to $100 million, and athletic directors making over $100 million, but the athletes who generate this get zero. >> Reporter: there are questions whether canadian athletes in the U.S. would be eligible. International visas restrict opportunities for contracts with sponsors which their american teammates have been able to do since 2021. >> If canadian athletes cannot, like name, image, and likeness, we may see some canadian athletes choosing to stay home. >> Reporter: athletes could be getting paid as soon as the 2025 fall semester. Alison northcott, cbc news, washington. >> Erica: documentary film maker morgan spurlock, best known for his film "super size me," has died. >> I think I'm going to have to go super size. >> Erica: for the film, spurlock ate only McDONALDS for 30 days to illustrate the harms of a fast-food diet. His other work touched on issues like corporate power and the U.S. war in afghanistan. He died of cancer at his home in new york. He was 53.

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>>> Millennials and gen-z votes could makeup close to half of the electorate in the next election, and as ashley burke shows us, the prime minister and members of his caucus are trying to use social media to reach them. >> Reporter: these staffers work for environment minister randy boissonnault but in this case they're calling the shots. >> I'm going to say with confidence you're walking away. >> Reporter: they're directing social media videos that could hit with millennials and gen-z like this. The liberals have heard from young canadians they want authentic politicians. This is one way they're trying to wintrust. >> Going to have some videos that are fun and edgy and that say I'm real. >> Reporter: it's all part of an effort to win young voters. >> It's answering the questions that they have, speaking to the issues that they have on platforms that they are on. >> Reporter: trudeau's liberals need to win the support of canada's largest voting demographic or risk losing the next election. >> Right now, liberals are in the worst position with millennial voters and gen-z voters. >> You want to be able to afford rent? Then you have to vote for pierre poilievre. >> Reporter: in the last year, the liberals have pivoted with housing announcements and a budget focused on younger canadians. >> To ensure fairness for every generation. >> Reporter: but how do you get that message to younger voters who don't watch traditional news? Talk to content creators including danica nelson. She says that content creators are a way to meet this generation. >> They want to meet people where they are, and a way to do that is on social media. >> Reporter: the prime minister's office is also sharpening its social media game, doing more interviews with podcasters and making more videos explaining policy. >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: you may have heard of the capital gains tax. >> Reporter: that video getting millions of views, but whether that translates into trust and votes is too early to tell. Ashley burke, cbc news, ottawa. >> Erica: now it's time to dig deeper into the stories shaping our world. [ ] >> Erica: we found different ways seniors are using to avoid care homes and age in place. >> Turned a cold apartment building into a warm community. >> Erica: but first, canadians say yes to the U.S. government's vow to break up live nation and cut ticket prices. >> I think it's a great idea. >> Yeah. >> Erica: washington says it means business. Entertainment reporter eli glasner is here to breakdown the coming battle and what it could mean for fans. Well, eli, how did we get to this point where the U.S. is trying to break up ticketmaster and live nation? >> Reporter: so you may remember back in 2022 tickets for the taylor swift tour went on sale. There was massive demand, and the essentially the system crash buckled under the weather of the fans. Swift took ticketmaster to task, saying, "i'm not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them multiple times if they could handle this kind of demand and they assured us they could. It's amazing that 2.4 million people got tickets, but it sucks that a lot of people went through several bear attacks to get them." this led to ticketmaster executives being hauled before congress and senators quoting swift song lyrics and the C.E.O. apologizing. >> May I suggest respectfully that ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror and say, I'm the problem. It's me. >> Senator, we absolutely agree. There are a lot of problems in this industry, and as the leading player, we have an obligation to do better. >> Reporter: but behind the scenes, the department of justice had already launched an investigation two years of looking how the company monopolized the industry. You'll remember that the U.S. country allowed ticketmaster

and live nation to merge back in 2010. They're locking venues into exclusive contracts, targeting promoters and others. It controls 60% of concerts in the united states and 80% of ticketing. As the attorney general said, fans should be able to go to concerts without a monopoly standing in their way. The lawsuit describes what live nation itself has touted as its flywheel business model, charging fees, attracts artist -- attracting artists, and then locking them into long-term deals. Now, ticketmaster says the lawsuit against live nation and ticketmaster won't reduce prices and fees, that artists set prices for their tickets while the venues set and keep the majority of ticketfe not ticketmaster. >> Erica: well, all that said, the big question is if they succeed will it actually mean better ticket prices? >> Reporter: you know, I don't want to scare anyone, but maybe. Some say that ticketmaster's size allow it to take a smaller portion of each concert, and if live nation and ticketmaster were broken up, artists could charge more since smaller promoters would take more. Others say convenience fees and service fees, that is part of the ticket price bloat so with less power and more competition those fees could trip. Now it's interesting to look at europe where they have legislation about open ticketing. That means that multiple companies can sell tickets for the same tour, which is why you may have heard about taylor swift fans flying to see her in paris. Even on its own, some say ticketmaster has too much power, and they're calling on the government to go further, breaking ticketmaster up into smaller regional companies. >> Erica: okay. In the meantime, while this suit unfolds, what can people do to score cheaper tickets? >> Reporter: first, be patient. These antitrust lawsuits take a very long time. We can get a whole new understanding and a look at the inner workings of live nation, but the change, even if it comes, is far down the road. If you can't afford a trip to paris, which is still a lot of money, we spoke with a personal finance expert, barry choy. He says the right kind of credit card could be an advantage. >> The only way around ticketmaster is hope that your credit card provider has exclusive concert offers. One provider had partnered with the taylor swift tours to get better access. That doesn't mean you get better prices, just better access to tickets. If you're an american express ticket holder, you get access to american express experiences. You can also look at any cash back or points you have. >> Erica: but with credit cards, you have to remember the interest fees. What are artists saying? >> Reporter: people who took on ticketmaster earlier like bruce springsteen, taylor swift, eddie vedder of pearl jam, they didn't say anything. I spoke to other artists who wouldn't go on record because of fear of reprisal. Some in the industry are looking at simpler solutions. Our colleagues at "marketplace" spoke to richard jones. He's the manager of the pixies. Last summer, in the past, they actually went around ticketmaster, selling their own tickets, and he has an idea to put cheaper tickets on the market. >> We'd like to see reselling tickets at a profit illegal. There will be more tickets to go around at the correct price. >> Reporter: others say there's always going to be a secondary market whether it's legal or not. >> Erica: yes. Where there's a will, there's a way. So that's the U.S. what is canada doing? >> Reporter: well, we spoke to the competition bureau. They said they are working with their american counterparts, but they also work

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