All Canadian Content Articles

Nov 30, 2016 — News Article

Melanie Joly’s tough choice on Canadian content: New thinking or new taxes by Michael Geist

Columnist says groups such as ACTRA, the Writers Guild of Canada, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Directors Guild of Canada argue that the government should require Netflix to contribute a percentage of its revenues toward the creation of Canadian content.

Nov 30, 2016 — News Article

Creators: 'Our Letter' To Heritage Minister Joly, with Complete Signatories List

Letter to the Heritage Minister says income and profit from digital use of creators' work flows away from the creative class to a concentrated technology industry.

Nov 30, 2016 — News Article

Stars United: New Cultural Policies Must Reflect Creative Class Concerns

In an unprecedented show of solidarity, a coalition of 1,100 Canadian musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors, and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter addressed to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pressing the government to put the focus on Canada's creators front in new cultural policies being developed.

Nov 29, 2016 — News Article

Canada’s creative industries join together to form Focus On Creators coalition, release joint letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly by Corey Poole

A growing list of nearly 1,100 musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter addressed to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, urging the Canadian Government to put creators at the heart of our cultural policy.

Nov 23, 2016 — Policy Brief

The future of Canadian content in a digital world

In a letter to Hon. Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, FRIENDS comments on critical issues affecting the future of Canadian content in a digital world.

Nov 18, 2016 — News Article

Exploring the military-journalist relationship by Leah Woolley

Columnist describes the Canadian Military Journalism Course (CMJC) offered by Calgary's Mount Royal University.

Nov 14, 2016 — News Article

New head of Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television on her vision and rebranding

The new head of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television says branding stuff as Canadian content should be secondary to helping excellent content in whatever form stand out.

 

Nov 9, 2016 — News Article

'Making a meaningful difference': CBC launches new film fund for diverse filmmakers

CBC to invest at least $7.5 million dollars into the fund over the next three years.

Nov 3, 2016 — News Article

Telefilm Canada study finds Canadians want more entertainment on more platforms

TV still medium of choice for majority of respondents, but tablets, phones increasingly used.

Oct 25, 2016 — News Article

Canadians between 12 and 24 years old listen to half the amount of traditional radio than others

CRTC Chairman says a new report clearly shows that viewing and listening habits are continuing to shift. 

Oct 25, 2016 — News Article

Still stuck in the Sixties with the CRTC by Len Katz & Sean Speer

Columnist says now is the time for a new digital policy for the digital age.

Oct 23, 2016 — News Article

The Todd Veinotte Show (Episode 103)

FRIENDS spokesperson, Ian Morrison, responds to the recent news that the federal government is considering an internet price hike to fund Canadian content.

Oct 21, 2016 — Policy Brief

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Remarks by FRIENDS' spokesperson, Ian Morrison, for the pre-budget consultation of House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. 

Oct 21, 2016 — News Article

'Our society needs journalists': Reckoning with the future of news in the wake of latest Postmedia losses by David Gray

Mount Royal University professor says news media's role 'now more important than ever' in Canada.

Oct 20, 2016 — News Article

Think tank urges CRTC reform as Liberals consult on CanCon, suggests killing content requirements by Emily Jackson

Columnist says another pro-market think tank has called for massive reforms to the institution that regulates broadcasting and telecommunications as the federal government seeks opinions on how to overhaul its Canadian content policy for the digital era.

Oct 20, 2016 — News Article

Think tank urges CRTC reform as Liberals consult on CanCon, suggests killing content requirements by Emily Jackson

Columnist says another pro-market think tank has called for massive reforms to the institution that regulates broadcasting and telecommunications as the federal government seeks opinions on how to overhaul its Canadian content policy for the digital era.

Oct 19, 2016 — News Article

SoundCloud adds Canadian services by Stuart Derdeyn

Canadian users of SoundCloud now have the option of joining SoundCloud Go by signing up through the company website at soundcloud.com.

Oct 18, 2016 — News Article

Four Canadians among 20 powerful women in global TV

The Hollywood Reporter feature includes 20 women—four of them Canadian—recognized for their outstanding contribution to the global television industry. 

Oct 18, 2016 — News Article

Kim's Convenience and Canadian television’s diversity problem by Lucas Costello

The CBC’s new sitcom is the first mainstream Canadian show with an Asian lead cast — which, Lucas Costello argues, says a lot about how far behind the network and Canadian television at large are in reflecting the population.

Oct 16, 2016 — News Article

GST on Netflix still a possibility as Liberals review cultural production by Laura Payton

Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly won't force streaming services like Netflix to pay into the Canada Media Fund, but all other options are open - including charging GST - as her department reviews the country's cultural production.