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Canadian Heritage announces cultural policy release date

Minister Melanie Joly also announced five part-time appointments to the NFB board of directors.

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Industry orgs call for increased support in digital era

More than 30 organizations, including ACTRA and the CMPA, are asking the government to update its policies to ensure Canadian and foreign companies are treated equally.

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CRTC chair Ian Scott makes his debut

After only a few days on the job, Jean-Pierre Blais’ successor has issued his first statement, offering a hint at his objectives.

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Canadian directors back CRTC appeal

More than 80 filmmakers, including David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley and Denis Villeneuve, have signed a letter as part of a final push to overturn the licence renewal decision.

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Broadcasters fire back at production industry’s CRTC appeal

Bell Media, Rogers and Corus have jointly taken out a full-page ad in the Hill Times asking the feds to maintain the commission’s English-language group licence renewal decision.

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Industry calls on Minister Joly to reject PNI decision

Nineteen organizations, including the CMPA, DGC and WGC, have penned an open letter urging the feds to reconsider the English-language group licence renewal decisions.

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Culture must be a priority at NAFTA talks: industry

ACTRA submitted recommendations to the government this week, following the Trump administration’s release of its trade renegotiation objectives.

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CRTC names new chair

Ian Scott will head up the commission, while a new vice-chair of broadcasting has also been appointed.

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Unions, Guilds officially appeal CRTC licence renewal decision

A joint petition from the CMPA, DGC and ACTRA and a separate WGC appeal ask Minister Joly to reject the May decision.

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Peter Menzies resigns from CRTC

The vice-chair of telecom will exit his role nearly one year before his term was set to expire.

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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.