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Sep 18, 2017 — CARTT.ca

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 18, 2017 — CBC News

CBC/Radio-Canada hosts Annual Public Meeting

CBC's Daniel Bouchard and Wendy Mesley will co-emcee CBC/Radio-Canada's Annual Public Meeting on September 26 from 1-2:00 p.m. PT.

Sep 15, 2017 — Globe & Mail

Fall TV is a strange array of new comforts and old pleasures by John Doyle

Columnist says looking for reflections of the American consciousness and mood is a fool's errand this year – most of the content can be considered an evasion of the disruptions and divisiveness of the Trump era.

Sep 15, 2017 — Newswire

CBC/Radio-Canada Annual Public Meeting 2017 - No Filters. A Conversation about Credibility, Media and the Future of Public Broadcasting

Featuring a panel of journalists, the public broadcaster says the event is an opportunity to have a meaningful conversation on the importance of public broadcasting in today's environment.

Sep 14, 2017 — Standingforculture.info


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. 

Sep 14, 2017 — Globe & Mail

Journalism matters more than ever. We need help to save it by Bob Cox, Jerry Dias and Edward Greenspon

On Sept. 1, an agency of the Canadian government directed nearly $100-million to support local television news. 

Sep 12, 2017 — CBC/Radio-Canada

Funding public service media: time for a new approach

Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada says there are few things more important to the public broadcaster than its funding and its independence.

Sep 11, 2017 — News Article


CBC will end the collection of both profit participation and retransmission royalties on all projects pre-licensed by CBC from Canadian independent producers, regardless of CBC's level of investment.

Sep 7, 2017 — Canadian Radio-televison and Telecommunications Commission

Statement by Ian Scott, Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

New Chairperson says the ongoing challenge for the CRTC is to identify and implement the regulatory rules and policies that will provide Canadians with the technology, content and services they need and protect them against unwanted communications.

Sep 1, 2017 — The Guardian

The Guardian view on Google: overweening power

An academic fired after criticising Google shows how Silicon Valley shapes our reality.

Aug 29, 2017 — Hollywood Reporter

New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit by Eriq Gardner

A judge says that mistakes will be made in the exercise of press freedoms, but lawsuits from public figures must be limited.

Aug 28, 2017 — Castanet

CBS to buy Ten Network

CBS is the biggest creditor of Australia's third most popular free-to-air commercial TV network that went into voluntary administration in June.

Aug 24, 2017 — National Post

Baloney Meter: Big TV groups say regs won't mean cuts to CanCon spending

Columnist says the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has actually reduced the minimum amount some broadcast groups will be required to spend on PNI, which include Canadian-made dramas, documentaries, comedies and awards shows.

Aug 23, 2017 — National Observer

Alberta Tories try to distance themselves from Rebel Media by Trish Audette-Longo

Columnist says Alberta's new United Conservative Party says it doesn't have any ties to Rebel Media, despite a report about a 2016 fundraising pitch that promoted one of the new party's leadership contenders and was distributed via the far-right website's mailing list.

Aug 23, 2017 — Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat

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 23, 2017 — Canadaland

What CBC Radio Gets Right by Siobhan Özege

Columnist says not everything outside current affairs is frivolous or misguided - stories bring us together, too.

Aug 22, 2017 — Brampton Guardian

Rogers TV in Mississauga and Brampton going dark for good next month by Louie Rosella

The station was set to go off the air Aug. 31, but the date has been extended to Sept. 26

Aug 21, 2017 — J-Source

Radical model could be key to creating new community newspapers across Canada by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says daily papers are failing because millions of dollars of advertising they used to have has either moved to the internet or has just disappeared.

Aug 21, 2017 — J-Source

Print distribution of the Globe and Mail coming to an end in Atlantic provinces by H.G. Watson

Globe and Mail publisher and CEO Phillip Crawley confirmed on Aug. 21 that all print distribution to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick will end on Nov. 30.

Aug 18, 2017 — Nation Talk

17 projects receive funding through the CMF’s Aboriginal Program

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announces a total contribution of $8.9M to 17 convergent projects that applied for production funding through its Aboriginal Program.

Aug 18, 2017 — Globe & Mail

Cancon television regulations need updating in the age of streaming by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the Heritage Minister has now reset the clock on a major decision for Liberal appointee Ian Scott, who starts as CRTC Chairman in September.

Aug 16, 2017 — Toronto Star

Gulf blockade target isn't Qatar, it's Al Jazeera by Tony Burman

Columnist says there is genuine danger now in the showdown underway in the Gulf, and Qatar’s groundbreaking Al Jazeera news network is emerging as the real target.

Aug 16, 2017 — CBC/Radio-Canada


CBC releases it's Fall 2017 broadcasting lineup.

Aug 15, 2017 — Mobile Syrup

Bell’s Superbowl ad prices reflect company’s belief it will overturn CRTC decision by Rose Behar

Columnist says Bell Media is still hoping to hold out against the Canadian television regulator’s decision to ban the simultaneous substitution of high-profile U.S.

Aug 15, 2017 — TV, eh?

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 — Halifax Examiner

The Herald strike is over. Now the hard part begins by Stephen Kimber

At the culmination of the Chronicle Herald strike, columnist says there are no winners after 26 journalists are laid off.

Aug 14, 2017 — Globe & Mail

CBC’s downsizing sets stage for growing ad agency Bensimon Byrne by Wallace Immen

CBC has sold at least nine of its former buildings in cities including Halifax and Windsor, shedding about 400,000 square feet, or 10 per cent, of the corporation’s overall space. Those facilities were moved to smaller leased spaces.

Aug 14, 2017 — Canadian Media Producers Association

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 — National Post

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 — CBC News

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.