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Sep 18, 2017 — News Article

ANALYSIS: Minister Joly’s new strategies may have no teeth (money) by Greg O’Brien

Sources suggest funding for Minister Joly’s new ideas or pet projects will have to claim cash from other areas already allocated through the Department of Heritage, something that won’t be easy.

Sep 14, 2017 — News Article


A large group of cultural organizations for formed a coalition to urge the government to take swift action to solidify the foundation of our cultural and media ecosystem. 

Aug 23, 2017 — News Article

News Release: A Successful Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Culture and Heritage

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for culture and heritage meet in Orford, Quebec, to discuss the development of culture and heritage, as well as their priorities and best practices.

Aug 15, 2017 — News Article

The Government of Canada Wants to Ensure the Right Balance of Investment in Content and in the Ability to Compete by Greg David

The Minister of Canadian Heritage says they are asking the CRTC to reconsider previous decisions in order to ensure the balancing of investment in content and in the ability to compete.

Aug 14, 2017 — News Article

Canadian producers, actors and directors commend Minister Joly on rejection of CRTC decision

This action requires the CRTC to re-evaluate its decisions, which would decrease the amount that Bell Media, Rogers Media and Corus Entertainment are required to spend on Canadian Programs of National Interest (PNI).

Aug 14, 2017 — News Article

Cabinet orders CRTC to review decision to decrease spending on Canadian TV programs by Emily Jackson

The order comes after an outcry from creative groups – actors, directors and writers claimed the new rules would slash production budgets.

Aug 14, 2017 — News Article

Heritage minister orders CRTC to review decision lowering Canadian content by Peter Zimonjic

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has asked Canada's broadcast regulator to review its decision earlier this year allowing some Canadian broadcasters to cut spending on the creation of Canadian content.

Aug 14, 2017 — News Article

In rare move, Ottawa asks CRTC to reconsider rulings on investment in Canadian content by Susan Krashinsky Robertson

In a rare move, Ottawa has referred a number of TV licence renewals back to the federal broadcast regulator, asking it to reconsider how the licences affect investments in Canadian TV production.

Aug 9, 2017 — News Article

Consultations launched on reforming Copyright Board of Canada

Columnist says the Copyright Board should aim to boost jobs and business opportunities by making Board decision making more timely and transparent.

Aug 9, 2017 — News Article

Music Canada Applauds the Federal Government for Initiating Consultations on Copyright Board of Canada reform

Music Canada applauds the announcement by The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, in conjunction with The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, that the government has launched a consultation process to reform the Copyright Board of Canada

Aug 3, 2017 — News Article

It's going to take more than new anchors to fix the drifting CBC by Michael Harris

Columnist says the only thing that can fix the public broadcaster at this stage is a lot of “For Sale” signs, massive creativity and engagement from independent producers, and emptying CBC Headquarters.

Aug 1, 2017 — News Article

Culture groups share concerns with Quebec envoy ahead of NAFTA talks

Groups representing Quebec's cultural industries have told the province's top negotiator in talks to make changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement that Canada needs to maintain its power over cultural policies.

Jul 25, 2017 — News Article

Technology, not the CRTC, will drive phone bills lower by Peter Nowak

Columnist says the key question surrounding the federal government’s choice of telecom veteran Ian Scott for the post of CRTC chairman isn’t whether he’ll end up favouring industry, but whether his appointment will make much of a difference one way or the other for consumers.

Jul 24, 2017 — News Article

Creative groups pressure Ottawa to overturn CRTC decision that would cost industry $900m in funding by Emily Jackson

Nineteen groups hope Ottawa will overturn a CRTC decision to lower the amount some broadcasters must spend on dramas, comedies, award shows, children’s programs and documentaries.

Jul 19, 2017 — News Article

Conservative MP films bizarre CNN-inspired newscast denouncing Canadian journalists as 'fake news'

Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant says the "elite-stream media" is broadcasting "fake news" on behalf of the Trudeau government, all in an effort to secure "hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies" for Canadian media companies.

Jul 19, 2017 — News Article


The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage announces the appointments of Ian Scott as Chairperson and Caroline J. Simard as Vice-Chairperson (Broadcasting) of the CRTC. 

Jul 19, 2017 — News Article

‘Great guy, works hard, very sane’: Incoming CRTC chief lauded despite concerns from consumer groups

Industry watchers say it’s telling that Ottawa chose a telecommunications insider to lead the tribunal that oversees Canada’s $65.7-billion communications industry.

Jul 17, 2017 — News Article

Unifor calls for overhaul of NAFTA

Unifor says a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement must include protection of cultural industries such as TV, film and journalism

Jul 5, 2017 — News Article

Copyright and innovation by Matthew Marinett

Columnist says if Canada is to become an major centre of high-tech business and AI development, it must remove the copyright-related impediments to innovation.

Jul 5, 2017 — News Article

Heritage Minister to unveil Canadian media strategy in September by Ryan Thorpe

News Media Canada called on Joly and the federal government last month to increase funding to the Canadian Periodical Fund from $75 million to $350 million annually.