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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.

Jul 4, 2017 — News Article

PBO costing of election platforms a boost for democracy by Kevin Page and Sahir Khan

Columnist says we are all better off if political parties openly debate the policy benefits of new initiatives during an election campaign, and this is further enhanced if the treasury impact of those initiatives – for current and future taxpayers – has been examined by an independent PBO.

Jul 3, 2017 — News Article

Is it always a bad idea to get government involved in journalism? by Stephen Kimber

Columnist says there is a difference between what News Media Canada is proposing and providing public support for actual journalism.

Jul 3, 2017 — News Article

Is it always a bad idea to get government involved in journalism? by Stephen Kimber

Columnist says there is a difference between what News Media Canada is proposing and providing public support for actual journalism.

Jun 30, 2017 — News Article

Globe says Corus, Bell appeal CRTC's Cancon funding cut

A coalition of creative groups is pleading with the federal government to intervene in a ruling by the CRTC that they say will cut funding for Canadian-made television programming.

Jun 30, 2017 — News Article

Germany approves plans to fine social media firms up to €50m

Measure requires social media platforms to remove obviously illegal hate speech and other postings within 24 hours of receiving a notification.

Jun 29, 2017 — News Article

No internet tax for Canadian media by David Charbonneau

Columnist says the best way to support Canadian media is to ensure that Canadians have an affordable, high speed internet where innovators can create content.

Jun 28, 2017 — News Article

WGC Asks Government to Reject CRTC Decisions

“We appeal to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly to reject these deeply flawed and harmful decisions which deal a massive blow to Canadian culture by drastically cutting Canadian-created production,” says WGC President Jill Golick.

Jun 28, 2017 — News Article

Rethinking copyright for Indigenous creative works by Chidi Oguamanam

Columnist says for most Indigenous peoples in Canada the Copyright Act remains a highly problematic option for strengthening or protecting creative works.

Jun 22, 2017 — News Article

Could a levy on ISPs help promote Canadian content in the new digital world? by Ramona Pringle

While the "internet tax" recently proposed by the Commons heritage committee was criticized for piling more fees onto consumers, columnist says many in the media industry feel it had the right intention, even if its proposed execution was flawed.

Jun 22, 2017 — News Article

Trudeau Liberals complete step one of many required for CBC reconstruction by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says the federal government has taken the first step on a long road toward what hopefully will be the restoration of the CBC as Canada’s most important public interest and cultural institution.

Jun 21, 2017 — News Article

Current Opportunity: Chairperson, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation,

The Government of Canada is currently seeking a Chairperson for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Jun 21, 2017 — News Article

Current Opportunity: Directors, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Government of Canada is currently seeking applications from diverse and talented Canadians from across the country who are interested in these positions.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

Actor Colm Feore, newsman Tom Clark, on panel to choose new CBC board members

Long-time television news broadcaster Tom Clark will head the advisory committee that's designed to fulfil a Liberal campaign promise to overhaul the process for appointing board members at CBC/Radio-Canada.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

CMG welcomes new selection process for CBC Board members

The Canadian Media Guild commends Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government for following through on an election commitment that will move the Crown corporation towards merit-based and independent appointments to its Board.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

Ex-journalist Tom Clark, actor Colm Feore among CBC board advisory team unvelied by Joly by Simon Houpt

Former journalist Tom Clark will chair a new committee recommending candidates to be appointed to the board of directors of CBC/Radio-Canada, as the Liberal government tries to confront accusations of partisan bias in the oversight of the public broadcaster.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

Fox’s £11.7bn bid for Sky ‘should be referred to competition authorities’ by Mark Sweney

Labour’s deputy leader urges culture secretary to act after Ofcom delivers report on Rupert Murdoch’s proposed takeover.

Jun 20, 2017 — News Article

Trudeau government to revise CBC’s board selection process by Simon Houpt

Columnist says the Liberal government is overhauling the process by which members of the board of directors of CBC/Radio-Canada are selected, in hopes of ending decades of allegations of political interference in the public broadcaster’s operations.

Jun 19, 2017 — News Article

Canada names Judith LaRocque as interim chair of media regulator by Bhanu Pratap

LaRocque will replace Jean-Pierre Blais, whose five-year term ended on Saturday, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly's office said in a statement.

Jun 16, 2017 — News Article

The value gap in Canada’s cultural industries by Graham Henderson

Columnist says the promised digital “golden age” saw the gutting of Canada’s cultural industries; comprehensive reforms to the Copyright Act are needed to save them.