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Jan 5, 2016 — News Article

Canada’s new TV rules could erode jobs, funding, report warns by James Bradshaw

A new study, commissioned in part by FRIENDS, warns that rules designed to unbundle large cable and satellite packages could cause nearly 7,000 job losses and take away about $400-million in funding for Canadian programs.

Dec 25, 2015 — News Article

Can YouTube kill YTV? Networks grapple with shakeup in kids’ television by Robin Levinson King

Columnist says as children everywhere start to turn off their television sets and tune into streaming services, our homegrown industry is undergoing growing pains.

Dec 17, 2015 — News Article

Federal government must restore Local Programming Improvement Fund to help

Union leaders call on the federal Liberal government to reverse the decision to cut the local programming fund and to not just commit to infrastructure in new buildings and roads, but also fund vital communications infrastructure like our community television stations.

Dec 9, 2015 — News Article

Feature Film Directors Overwhelmingly Are White Men, Says DGA Report

According to the DGA’s inaugural Feature Film Diversity Report, just 6.4 percent of the 376 features released in 2013 and 2014 were directed by women, and 12.5 percent by ethnic minorities — and of films that did over $100 million in domestic box office, 96.8 percent were directed by men.

Dec 8, 2015 — News Article

Canadian Performers and Independent Producers Reach New Agreement

Canadian performers and producers have reached a new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) governing English-language production in Canada.

Nov 18, 2015 — News Article

How Trudeau plans to undo Harper’s legacy, brick by brick by Susan Delacourt

Columnist says nearly every minister has some Conservative handiwork to undo, according to the mandate letters and Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will be reversing funding cuts to the CBC.

Nov 16, 2015 — News Article

Love Canadian Content? Rogers Unveils World-Class Canadian Production Studio, Nine New Series and New Specialty Channel

Rogers and VICE Media, the youth media brand and digital content studio announced the development of VICE Canada, a new production facility that is now in development in the heart of Toronto. 

Nov 16, 2015 — News Article

Mélanie Joly joins Montreal culture club by Martin Knelman

Columnist says Quebec dominance in federal arts leadership should temper Toronto arts world’s post-election euphoria.

Nov 5, 2015 — News Article

New heritage minister Mélanie Joly says money coming to the arts, CBC

Just hours after being sworn in, Canada's new Heritage Minister outlined priorities that include increasing the budgets of the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC.

Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada following the swearing-in of the 29th Ministry

In his statement, Prime Minister says his government will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.

Nov 3, 2015 — News Article

Arts awards celebrate Peter Herrndorf’s legacy by Martin Knelman

Columnist says award felt like a key moment in the long fight to enhance Canada’s identity by supporting its talent.

Nov 1, 2015 — News Article

Independent journalism and the future of the CBC

Al Jazeera's The Listening Post's Flo Phillips reports on the future of the CBC.

Oct 26, 2015 — News Article

The Sequel: Funding for content creation in Canada

Columnist says the massive influx of digital content, while great for the platform has meant that competition for traditional sources of funding is also heating up, with more companies than ever competing for an amount of financing that has remained relatively unchanged.

Oct 21, 2015 — News Article

Mr. Trudeau, the arts ball is in your court by Martin Knelman

Columnist says Justin Trudeau understands in his bones how crucial arts, culture and education are in shaping our inclusive and multicultural identity — and how we can use our artistic achievements to show the world who we are.

Oct 18, 2015 — News Article

Netflix Faces Challengers in Its Push to Expand Globally by Mark Scott and Elain Peltier

International competitors are offering similar fare, and even some of Netflix’s programming, making it harder for the video-streaming service to gain traction.

Sep 26, 2015 — News Article

Canada Must Be a Nation That Supports Arts and Culture by Stéphane Dion

Former Liberal leader says that in order for cultural policies to move forward it will be more than ever necessary for the federal government to play a leading role.

Sep 24, 2015 — News Article

Culture is essential to democracy by Heather Menzies

Columnist says if Canadians want to be affirmed in their role as citizens sharing responsibility for the common good, cultural policy and funding need to be election issues too.

Sep 22, 2015 — News Article

Trudeau promises to increase funding for the arts and CBC

Justin Trudeau announced that the Liberals would give $380 million in additional funding for the arts and undo the Conservative funding cuts to the CBC.

Sep 22, 2015 — News Article

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises to spend millions on CBC and the arts by Stephen Hui

The Liberals have joined the NDP and Greens in pledging to reverse the $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government to the CBC.

Aug 18, 2015 — News Article

Stingray Digital Group Obtains a Five-Year Renewal of its Broadcasting Licence by the CRTC

At least 35% of the music selections of Stingray's Canadian-produced channels consist of Canadian talent.