Can Huffington Post Canada Have A Regulatory Agenda?

Is it a moral-right that the Huff Po Canada, a subsidiary of Verizon’s AOL USA, have a regulatory agenda against Canada’s independently owned newspapers? The Huff Po Canada itself has a huge safety net in its American parent corporation, unlike these Canadian newspapers and are a direct competitor of theirs. “We Owe Dying Newspapers Nothing, Let Alone Tax Dollars – Huffington Post Canada”. It’s not merely reporting the facts, but opining and commercial lobbying. Is this a case that an American company is lobbying for regulatory change?

In a side-note, will Verizon and Microsoft risk their domestic customer base with the pending layoffs of 1,000s of Yahoo and Microsoft employees? Are these non American layoffs?