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Gov’t creates committee to recommend CBC board members

Tom Clark will chair the advisory group, which aims to achieve gender parity and ensure Indigenous and minority groups are represented.

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Government will not impose a ‘tax on the internet’

The feds won’t adopt a recommendation from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for a 5% levy to fund Cancon.

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Banff ’17: Joly unveils Indigenous Screen Office

The Canadian Heritage Minister also revealed when she’ll present her highly anticipated cultural policy framework.

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ACTRA and ACA granted intervenor status on simsub

The organizations, which argue the CRTC ruling will have a negative effect on advertising and Canadian productions, can now make their case to the Federal Court of Appeal.

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Unions, guilds react to CRTC licensing decision

The CMPA, DGC and other associations have come out in opposition to the decision to set PNI at 5% of revenues.

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What to keep in mind when choosing the next CRTC chair

Industry groups are calling for gender balance, greater visible minority presence and a stronger background in media production for upcoming appointments.

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Feds propose review of Broadcasting, Telecom Acts

The Liberal government has released its 2017 budget, which calls for modernizing the Acts and includes funding for cultural infrastructure.

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Bell Media on turning the legacy ship and shuttering OTA transmitters: CRTC hearings

President Mary Ann Turcke also told the commission that Amazon Prime will be launching in Canada this week.

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Broadcasters call for new funding models

Increased flexibility, changes to the tax credit system and a debate over rights ownership: the media cos make their cases for operating in a new digital world.

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CBC proposes ad-free model in Heritage filing

The pubcaster said it should move to a model akin to the BBC, which would require around $400 million in additional government funding.

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Opinion: The value in 10-out-of-10

Following Jean-Pierre Blais’ recent comments on the CIPF points change, the Writers Guild of Canada’s Maureen Parker weighs in on why 10/10 Canadian series are worth protecting.

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Opinion: Digging deeper than the CIPF points controversy

CMPA president and CEO Reynolds Mastin on the CRTC’s “visionary” broadcast trigger change.