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A glimpse of what Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and her Liberal colleagues have planned to promote Canada’s cultural industries in the next several years is included in a recently released 52-page Ipsos research document.
MobileSyrup reaches out to several experts to clarify the different debates around the phrase “Netflix Tax,” and the precedent that these discussions may set for digital legislation in the future.
A report commissioned by the Heritage Department suggests the federal government find new ways to boost Canadian content in a digital world, opening the door to potential new taxes or levies to help struggling producers.
After decades of public policy nurturing, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says Canada’s cultural sector is mature and ready to take off on the world stage.
Columnist says the CRTC’s 2015 exemption to this one aspect of “sim-sub” clearly isn’t fair to CTV, while the goal – to offer Canadian consumers the ability to see American ads during the game – is so minor and so irrelevant to the regulator’s mandate to nurture Canadian broadcasting, it’s almost laughable
FRIENDS sponsored an iPoliticsLIVE event in Ottawa on Feb 2 to discuss ways to ensure the survival of Canadian media, high quality journalism and local reflection.
The full 56 min event can be viewed here
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and J-Source are sponsoring an ipoliticsLIVE event to discuss ways to ensure the survival of Canadian media, high quality journalism and local reflection.
The launch of the channel marks the beginning of a new collaboration between Google Canada and the Canada Media Fund (CMF), the two organizations announced on Thursday
FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, discusses the future of local media in Canada on News Talk 980 in Vancouver BC.
FRIENDS is promoting a ‘big idea’ to support Canadian media and the journalists, creators and entertainers they employ – and deliver huge tax savings to Ottawa at the same time. It’s all about closing a gaping tax loophole in order to give our advertisers an incentive to spend their money in Canada.
Media cuts are a threat to Canadian democracy, new report warns by Bruce Campion-Smith & Alex Ballingall
Canada’s news industry is on the precipice, battered by a digital revolution and plummeting ad sales, warns a new report that urges taxes for websites such as Facebook and Google, reforms to the CBC’s mandate and a new fund backed by taxpayer dollars as remedies to ease the crisis in journalism.
The 100-page Public Policy Forum report calls for a sales tax on foreign companies selling digital subscriptions in Canada and a “Future of Journalism and Democracy” fund to help finance reliable news and information, with $100 million in federal seed money.
The thesis of this paper by Peter Miller and David Keeble is that advertising purchased on foreign internet-delivered media that act as broadcast and newspaper services should not continue to be deemed a deductible expense under the Canadian Income TaxAct (ITA).
A new study commissioned by FRIENDS says a modern interpretation of the law would give $450 million back to the Canadian media.
A 20th-century CRA opinion is the only barrier to infusing hundreds of millions of advertising dollars into hard-pressed Canadian media outlets and generating up to $1B annually in new federal revenues at the same time, according to a report released today by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
8-day multi-sport and cultural event to be held July 16-23 in Toronto.
Columnist says the federal government is inching towards taxing Netflix and other streaming services, a move likely to be supported by Canada's media creators.
The cross-country celebration led by the Toronto Symphony
Orchestra aims to give Canadian music the overdue respect it deserves.
Canada’s broadcasters pay tax to support our industry. Netflix and other U.S. content firms should, too by Richard Stursberg
Writer says the existing government-support measures for Canadian content were all created before the digital revolution and that Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and the tax-credit system are focused on the cultural preoccupations of 20 years ago.
Columnist says the federal government has tested the public’s appetite for a Netflix tax, a new smartphone app for streaming Canadian content and spending on “moonshot” projects like placing a network of balloons on the edge of space to boost Internet access.