All Canadian Content Articles

Aug 19, 2016 — News Article

Televised Tragically Hip concert could capture monster audience by David Friend

After tickets to the tour sold out within minutes, fans launched a campaign urging the CBC to carry the band’s Kingston show as a live TV event.

Aug 18, 2016 — News Article

Gold-medal-worthy ratings for CBC amid Rio Olympics by David Shoalts

Columnist says thanks to a strong push for medals by Canadian athletes over the first 10 days of the Rio Games, CBC is now in position to exceed the television ratings for the 2012 Olympics in London.

Aug 18, 2016 — News Article

Cultural communities at odds with administrators over heritage spaces by Robert Everett-Green

Columnist says the same municipal leaders who are saying no to Kabane77 are heavy promoters of one of the collective’s primary goals - protecting creative workshops and artists’ spaces.

Aug 15, 2016 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-225

FRIENDS comments on the renewal of television licences held by large English- and French-language ownership groups.

Aug 11, 2016 — News Article

Exploring Canadian Identity In Canadian TV by D.K. Latte

Columnist says it can be problematic when people try to define Canadian culture and identity too much by themes, values or styles. 

Aug 5, 2016 — News Article

No Canadians need apply: the worrying trend in arts hiring by Kate Taylor

Columnist says if Canadian curators cannot aspire to eventually manage the museums where they work, or Canadian stage directors need never consider running Canada’s festivals, they will not give their institutions the best of themselves.

Aug 5, 2016 — Policy Brief

Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

FRIENDS offers recommendations to the government on its tax and CRTC policies, including requiring Netflix and other foreign OTT services to collect sales taxes, as their Canadian competitors must do.

Aug 4, 2016 — News Article

Mel Hurtig - 1932-2016

Statement from the family on the passing of bookseller, publisher, politician, and activist, Mel Hurtig.

Jul 28, 2016 — News Article

Ontario's new culture strategy calls for more Canadian authors in schools by Keith Leslie

Ontario will incorporate the work of more Canadian authors into school curricula as part of a new provincial culture strategy unveiled Wednesday by Tourism and Culture Minister Eleanor McMahon.

Jul 27, 2016 — News Article

Reporter Tom Gould was a trailblazer of Canadian journalism by Fred Langan

Columnist says Tom Gould, who died of cancer last week at the age of 84, was one of Canada’s first generation of star television reporters and went on to become an influential broadcast executive, building CTV News into a top-rated operation.

Jul 23, 2016 — News Article

Obituary: Journalist Tom Gould worked for The Sun, headed CTV News by Brian Morton

Prominent journalist Tom Gould, whose career spanned more than 50 years in the news industry including a stint as the Ottawa correspondent for The Vancouver Sun, has died at the age of 84.

Jul 12, 2016 — News Article

Time to tax and regulate Netflix and YouTube by John Anderson

Columnist says it would be more egalitarian and beneficial to Canadian culture to hold foreign-owned services to the same rules as other major Canadian media companies.

Jul 11, 2016 — News Article

Brought To You By The Letter ‘Zed’: How Sesame Street Broadcasts Canadian Content

Prof. Matthew Hayday studies the development of Sesame Street Canada in the 1970s and how it was used to promote Canadian values.

Jul 4, 2016 — News Article

A lament for the bad old days of Canadian TV by Joel Rubinoff

Columnist says today’s dollars and cents climate could never support our hilariously awful shows.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Calling all Canadians: stories about pioneers to new citizens will highlight CBC's Canada 150 programming

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday next year, CBC is calling on Canadians to share their stories as part of the celebration.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Memo: BuzzFeed outlines changes to BuzzFeed Canada and Ottawa bureau

With the 2015 Canadian federal election over, Buzzfeed is wrapping up their Canadian political coverage.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

BuzzFeed Canada to close Ottawa bureau, editorial to report to U.S. by Sean Craig

Canadian visitors to BuzzFeed’s website, which make up around 12 million of its purported 200 million monthly unique visitors, have been directed to a tailored homepage that mixes domestic and international content since BuzzFeed Canada launched last year.

Jun 26, 2016 — News Article

Digital evolution by Marty Forbes

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announces that a series of public consultations will take place over the next several months to examine the government’s role in supporting Canadian content creation — in all media — radio, television with a focus on digital evolution.

Jun 24, 2016 — News Article

Does Canadian cinema accurately reflect our culture, or has it been soaking in maple syrup for far too long? by Calum Marsh

Film director Evan Rissi says eight out of 10 people he asked couldn’t even name a Canadian film. 

Jun 21, 2016 — News Article

What does the future of Canada look like?

TIFF, imagineNATIVE, Pinnguaq and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures announced today the joint project 2167: an innovative virtual reality and immersive media series. Six Indigenous filmmakers and artists have been commissioned to create six VR projects in 2017, with each artist asked to set their work 150 years in the future.