All Canadian Content Articles

Sep 26, 2016 — News Article

Heritage Minister says she will not reverse Cancon rules for TV industry by Ian Bailey

Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada’s TV production sector, alarmed at new CRTC regulations that reduce the need to hire Canadians to obtain funding, should not count on her for any immediate help to reverse the situation.

Sep 22, 2016 — News Article

Looking beyond philanthrojournalism by Patricia W. Elliott

Columnist says Ottawa shouldn’t be let off the hook of a historically-mandated commitment to ensure Canadians enjoy equitable cross-country access to media that reflects our lives.

Sep 22, 2016 — News Article

Looking beyond philanthrojournalism by Patricia W. Elliott

Columnist says Ottawa shouldn’t be let off the hook of a historically-mandated commitment to ensure Canadians enjoy equitable cross-country access to media that reflects our lives.

Sep 22, 2016 — News Article

Does loosening Cancon rules hobble Canadian TV creators? by Jessica Wong

Creators blast CRTC ruling's suggestion that Canadians need foreign help to make TV hits.

Sep 21, 2016 — News Article

New Brunswick filmmakers take scrappy, innovative approach to cable changes by Julia Wright

Columnist says Pick-and-pay, basic cable packages may be great for cable subscribers, who get to choose which channels they pay for, but they are also changing the game for smaller, independent media production companies.

Sep 16, 2016 — News Article

Kevin Tierney on why arts and culture matter by Kevin Tierney

Columnist says the arts are fundamentally a celebration of expression. 

Sep 14, 2016 — News Article

How do we brand our content for the world? Think ‘Cool Canadiana’ by Guy Laurence

Rogers CEP says Canada needs to rebrand and that Canada is not maximizing its opportunity on the world stage.

Sep 14, 2016 — News Article

‘It’s time for Canada’ by Guy Laurence

Rogers CEO says it’s time for Canada to step out of the shadows and into the light on the world stage.

Sep 13, 2016 — News Article

Eyereturn Marketing Launches Canadian Premium Access – in partnership with CBC, Bell Media and Quebecor

Eyereturn Marketing announces the launch of Canadian Premium Access, a curated high quality programmatic marketplace offering advertisers and agencies seamless access to first look preferred inventory on Canada’s most recognized publishers.

Sep 6, 2016 — News Article

Keeping Canadian TV Canadian by Tony Wong

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has decided it will now take just six points out of 10, instead of eight, for a production to qualify as Canadian.

Aug 30, 2016 — News Article

CRTC’s Canadian content changes are terrible, but no one cares by John Doyle

Columnist says the CRTC decision to alter the criteria for Canadian production funding comes, suspiciously, without the usual public and industry debate and looks like a major favour being done for outlets who want to dodge responsibility.

Aug 29, 2016 — News Article

Loosening Talent Rules Would Be A Move Backwards For Canadian TV Industry

Columnist says the CRTC wants to turn back the clock to the days when Canadian TV was often comprised of franchise series based on American properties starring imported actors. 

Aug 27, 2016 — News Article

An affectionate view of the Tragically Hip by Brent Rathgeber

Former Conservative MP, Brent Rathgeber says Canadian taxpayers got their money's worth when the public broadcaster aired the final Tragically Hip concert in its entirety and comerical free on August 20th.

Aug 27, 2016 — News Article

An affectionate view of the Tragically Hip by Brent Rathgeber

Former Conservative MP, Brent Rathgeber says Canadian taxpayers got their money's worth when the public broadcaster aired the final Tragically Hip concert in its entirety and comerical free on August 20th.

Aug 27, 2016 — News Article

Cinéastes en plein désarroi au FFM by Odile Tremblay

Reporters explain how the troubles of the World Film Festival have serious repercussions. As the Montreal film festival has plunged in chaos, some foreign cinematographers travel find out upon arrival their films won’t be projected, artists are unable to discuss with the public and the media because they don’t have access to conference rooms, and the public won’t have access to many of the movies screened for critics.

Aug 26, 2016 — News Article

CRTC overhauls indie production fund framework by Katie Bailey

Projects now open to qualify for CIPF funding will now only have to generate six points out of 10, down from the previous eight

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.