All Parliament / Legislation Articles

Jun 22, 2016 — News Article

Culture of disrespect: What’s the minister’s remedy? by Lawrence Martin

Columnist says the Heritage Minister has announced a big plan to enhance Canadian content and bring our cultural properties into the digital age, but wonders about the maladies of the digital age.

Jun 20, 2016 — News Article

Set-top box crackdown will chill Canada's tech innovation by Michael Geist

Columnist says a recent federal court ruling targets a disruptive technology that everyone agrees has both legitimate and infringing uses.

Jun 14, 2016 — News Article

Library and Archives Canada Announces $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Local Communities Preserve Canada's Documentary Heritage

The Library and Archives Canada program will provide $1.5 million in funding to 40 projects led by archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

‘No Netflix tax’, but the future of Cancon is up for debate, says heritage minister Melanie Joly by Sean Craig

The federal Heritage Minister is gearing up for public consultations, to begin this fall, after which she says the whole regime of Canadian content regulation as we know it could be upended.

Jun 10, 2016 — News Article

The sunniest Liberal, Mélanie Joly by Martin Patriquin

Columnist says Mélanie Joly has become the optimistic, smiling face of Trudeau-era Ottawa.

Jun 3, 2016 — News Article

Canadians support regulation, but not online by Richard Raycraft

Angus Reid poll shows 56 per cent of Canadians are against the internet being subject to the same CRTC regulations as traditional media, while 44 per cent would like to see all media under the same regulations.

May 18, 2016 — News Article

Montreal's Brian Mitchell runs for Conservative Party Presidency by Beryl Waksman

Conservative Party Presidency candidate is a member of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors.

May 17, 2016 — News Article

Liberals Signal New Telecom Policy, Promote Open Access by Michael Geist

The CRTC decision means that companies such as Bell will be required to share their fibre networks with other carriers on a wholesale basis.

May 17, 2016 — News Article

Vente de la tour de la SRC: Joly déplore un document en anglais seulement by Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage deplores the fact that the CBC produced a letter on intent to potential buyers of the Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal in English only.

May 13, 2016 — News Article

How do we apply Canadian content rules to a world in which we’re all creating all the time? by David Berry

Columnist says one of the best ways of supporting artists — content creators, whatever you want to call them — has always been a direct approach: grants and other sources of funding, sure, but also more grassroots things like education and promotion, to help create a base-level interest that’s crucial to the survival of our cultural artifacts.

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 2, 2016 — News Article

Rousing the government from its communications slumber by Tayler Parnaby

Minister of Canadian Heritage says a vacuum has emerged as a result of government policies not keeping up with changes to technology and the way people consume culture.

May 2, 2016 — News Article

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

Columnist says lawyers, lobbyists, artists and various stakeholders are all gearing up for the Trudeau government’s ambitious plan to redraft the laws and policies that govern the country’s $48-billion cultural industries.

May 1, 2016 — News Article

Selling us on our own culture by Dan Leger

Columnist says no review of Canadian culture would be complete without deep soul-searching about the fate and future of the CBC

Apr 29, 2016 — News Article

As candidates emerge for Conservative Party presidency, a familiar divide emerges by BJ Siekierski

Columnist says when the Conservative Party holds its convention in Vancouver in late May, it won’t be picking a new leader — it will, however, pick a new National Council from which a new party president will be chosen.

Apr 28, 2016 — News Article

Cultural policy review is long on intentions, short on planning by Kate Taylor

Columnist says that like many of the new Liberal government’s initiatives, the cultural-policy review seems long on good intentions and short on coherent planning.

Apr 28, 2016 — News Article

When you cut the cord, are you killing TV?

Netflix has no Canadian staff and internet-based businesses don't pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

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 26, 2016 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Eight of the ten current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom were appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.

CBC Board

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

‘Everything’s on the table’ by Daniel LeBlanc

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announces the launch of public consultations with consumers and content creators with an aim to bring Canada’s cultural properties – everything from the Broadcast Act to the CRTC – into the digital age