All Canadian Content Articles

May 24, 2016 — News Article

In the CRTC's game of thrones, cable companies must lose by Madeline Ashby

Columnist says Game of Thrones is the show that will finally break Canadian media.

May 17, 2016 — News Article

Six Corus Principles for Innovation and Success

Corus Entertainment presents a manifesto containing six principles for innovation and success.

May 13, 2016 — News Article

Canadians don’t want major changes to Cancon rules, poll finds by Daniel LeBlanc

According to a new Nanos/Globe and Mail poll, a majority of Canadians are opposed to a new tax on U.S.-based Internet services such as iTunes and Netflix, even as many struggling media and cultural groups argue they need additional sources of funding to survive in the digital era.

May 11, 2016 — News Article

Netflix border-hopping crackdown hurts VPN users seeking privacy, advocacy group says by Sophia Harris

Open Media says Netflix customers should be able to protect their privacy.

May 10, 2016 — News Article

CanCon Makeover: Let's Get Creative by Michael Geist

Columnist says it falls to the government to reject the regulatory models of the past by embracing a future-focused strategy that emphasizes competition, consumer access, and the export and promotion of Canadian content for a global audience.

May 6, 2016 — News Release

Rethinking the rules around what counts as Canadian culture by Kate Taylor

Columnist says that for the first time in more than a decade, the public is being encouraged to consider issues of Canadian content as the federal government launches a review of cultural policy, hoping to update regulations to fit digital realities.

May 6, 2016 — News Article

Foreign firms have unfair advantage over Cancon, committee hears by Daniel LeBlanc

Columnist says witnesses at parliamentary hearings on the future of local news are repeatedly casting U.S.-based Internet giants as villains in the Canadian media landscape, offering a hint of the battle to come later this year at a full-blown study on the future of Canada’s cultural industries.

May 6, 2016 — News Article

CanCon and regulation: now more than ever by Rick Salutin

Columnist says that while Canadian content used to simply be the Canadian term for public support of culture, now that culture is a driver of the economy and a source of hope for young jobseekers, we need CanCon more than ever.

May 2, 2016 — News Article

The challenge of reshaping Canada’s cultural landscape by Daniel LeBlanc & James Bradshaw

FRIENDS says that jobs are not an end in and of themselves, but it is people who create programs.

May 2, 2016 — News Article

Digital Cancon fight could end up as new whine in old bottles by Michael Geist

Columnist says the most common refrain from the Canadian cultural community is likely to be that the existing rules should be extended to the Internet, but they shouldn’t be.

Apr 29, 2016 — News Article

Decline of Newspapers: Age drives views on the impacts of shrinking newsrooms

New study says Canadians are divided – mostly along generational lines – over whether the news vacuum left by shrinking papers is a serious problem for Canada, or one that will be resolved as new, online media outlets pick up the slack.

Apr 27, 2016 — News Article

Welcome to a new nightmare in Cancon policy by John Doyle

Columnist says the Heritage Minister cannot legislate excellence into existence, but it can be encouraged.

Apr 27, 2016 — News Article

Overhaul of Canadian content regulations is long overdue

Editorial says the government needs to find a way to promote Canadians who are breaking barriers in art, who are daring to do something different from the usual, who can make a splash worldwide and make our country proud of our talent. 

Apr 27, 2016 — News Article

Free advice for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly by Karl Nerenberg

Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage Minister, is about to launch a national consultation with an ambitious goal: to rethink policies governing Canada's broadcasting, film and other cultural industries.

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

Former CRTC head praises Ottawa for rethinking CanCon

The former head of the CRTC is applauding Ottawa’s decision to review the rules governing cultural industries in the country, pointing out that imposing regulations on the broadcast industry is increasingly difficult and ineffective.

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

Is it possible that Cancon will end at last?

Editorial states says that a well-intentioned government comes along with proposals to drag our regulatory regime into modernity every few years - and opposition quietly mounts from long-entrenched and deep-pocketed interests.

Apr 23, 2016 — News Article

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly urges change at CBC, CRTC to boost Canadian content in digital age

Heritage Minister says Canada's cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of the Canadian economy.

Apr 23, 2016 — News Article

Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World

Canadian Heritage seeks input on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world.

Apr 19, 2016 — News Article

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly To Give Opening Keynote

The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content development, production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media.

Apr 12, 2016 — Policy Brief

The Media and Local Communities

FRIENDS presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the future of local TV in Canada.