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Apr 18, 2014 — News Article

How Temple Street is changing the face of Canadian television by Simon Houpt

Temple Street founders say they can never forget that they hold onto the rights of their shows because of a subsidy system that has been created over time to Canadian production companies.

Apr 2, 2014 — News Article

U.S. Calls Out Canadian Data Protection as a Trade Barrier Wednesday by Michael Geist

The U.S. Trade Representative says the strong growth of cross-border data flows resulting from widespread adoption of broadband-based services in Canada and the United States has refocused attention on the restrictive effects of privacy rules in two Canadian provinces.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 24, 2014 — News Article

Women honoured for their contributions to film by Tara Bradbury

Local film industry luminaries Barbara Doran and FRIENDS Steering Committee Chair Noreen Golfman have been recognized for their work.

Mar 20, 2014 — News Article

Super Channel adds two Canadian-made shows by Eleni Armenakis

Columnist says the Super Channel may air some of the most popular American shows currently on TV, but it’s also been working hard to air and promote Canadian content—including two new made-in-Canada shows.

Mar 12, 2014 — News Article

False Arguments Fuel Government Assistance to Canada's Entertainment Industry

The Fraser Institute says the CRTC's recent crackdown on a trio of X-rated channels for not showing enough Canadian content is a classic example of how government policies supporting Canada's entertainment industry are costly and inefficient.

Mar 12, 2014 — News Article

10 Things about Canadian TV we should be celebrating

Columnist says Canadian television has grown up a lot over the last few years, but we still have a long way to go.

Mar 12, 2014 — News Article

After CRTC porn debacle, this think tank says funding for Canadian content needs change by Simon Houpt

A report issued by The Fraser Institute says the federal government needs to reconsider its regulation and financial support of the domestic entertainment industries, including Canadian content quotas.

Mar 11, 2014 — News Article

CBC deserves booby prize for Canadian Screen Awards by Martin Knelman

Columnist says film nominees were slighted in race to wrap up Screen Awards telecast rather than delay The National by even a few minutes.

Mar 9, 2014 — News Article

John Doyle on Canadian TV: the good, the bad and the weird by John Doyle

Columnist offers 10 observations and thoughts about the Canadian TV industry.

Mar 6, 2014 — News Article

Dave Foley returns to Canadian TV in ‘Spun Out’ by Greg David

Veteran comic actor Dave Foley toplines CTV's newest homegrown comedy.

Mar 3, 2014 — News Article

Omni TV aims to loosen ethnic restraints by Jeremy Nuttall

Multi-lingual channel, Omni, is asking the CRTC to loosen requirements mandating it show 100% ethnic programming during prime-time.

Feb 25, 2014 — News Article

Here’s what Jim Flaherty should do with those billions from the spectrum auction by Kate Taylor

Columnist suggests money from the recent wireless spectrum auction should be set aside to help Canada’s creative community produce more content for those public airwaves.

Feb 22, 2014 — News Article

Federal MPs to study challenges faced by music industry in a post-CD world by Jennifer Ditchburn

Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.

Feb 21, 2014 — News Article

Viewpoint: CRTC has to face up to the changing face of broadcasting by Kierra Jones

Columnist says removing or reducing obligations towards Canadian content would force Canadian shows to be viable both in the finance and ratings departments.

Feb 19, 2014 — News Article

Thomson says acting in Canada a bumpy ride

R. H. Thompson says "...it's a perpetual uphill climb to keep Canadian stories on the shelf, so to speak. We're not saying people have to watch them; we're saying if someone wants to watch a story about what's in Saskatchewan or downtown Toronto or St. John's, they should have the opportunity."

Feb 18, 2014 — News Article

CRTC head wants Canadian TV producers to take more risks as ‘edgy’ shows draw eyeballs by Christine Dobby

Columnist says Jean-Pierre Blais is trying to find that just-right balance between letting market forces rule and stepping in to protect elements of the broadcast system most Canadians would agree are a public good.

Feb 13, 2014 — News Article

Canadian content rules continue to outlive their usefulness by Jess Chapman

Columnist says CanCon regulations do have a role to play in creating a national cultural identity - if we want that cultural identity to amount to a deep-seated inferiority complex.

Feb 12, 2014 — News Article

Netflix Regulated By The CRTC? CMPA Says Yes by Daniel Tencer

The Canadian Media Production Association says video streaming services like Netflix should be required to contribute money to Canadian content producers, and Canadians should be blocked from using services that allow them to view content from the U.S.

Feb 10, 2014 — News Article

Fair treatment for American TV stations good for Canada by Francis Schiller

Columnist says that as the CRTC completes the ongoing review of the Canadian TV system and prepares its report back to the government on pick-and-pay channel options for consumers, now is the time to provide fair treatment and due process for American TV stations in Canada’s retransmission processes.