Policy

BradDanks

Op-ed: The importance of Bill C-11 and getting it passed quickly

Brad Danks, CEO of OUTtv Media Global, writes that Bill C-11 is critical in protecting Canada’s domestic distribution system.

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CMPA launches campaign to push for swift movement on Bill C-11

With the tagline “end the free ride for foreign web giants,” the campaign says Canada’s outdated broadcasting laws are hurting producers, broadcasters and stories.

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Commissioner of Competition plans to oppose Rogers-Shaw merger

The companies have extended their deadline in order to work towards the deal’s approval.

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New Canada-France coproduction treaty takes effect

The agreement signed last summer and officially implemented May 1 covers the areas of film, television and on-demand audiovisual media services.

Valerie Creighton

Op-ed: Growth and inclusion for a better Canada – the case for Bill C-11

Canada Media Fund president and CEO Valerie Creighton writes about the urgent need to act on Bill C-11.

Ian Scott

CRTC chairperson says Bill C-11 provides ‘a more flexible approach to regulation’

Ian Scott praised various aspects of the Online Streaming Act and addressed concerns about social media content regulation to a class at Ryerson University.

Irene S. Berkowitz

Op-Ed – C-11: Can we change the conversation?

Policy analyst and media researcher Irene S. Berkowitz issues a “call to action” to find common ground between legacy and new media creators, noting their divide is a false fight.

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CRTC gives conditional approval to Rogers’ takeover of Shaw

The CRTC says Rogers must contribute $27.2 million to initiatives and funds that benefit the Canadian content system – five times more than it had originally proposed.

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CRTC removes RT and RT France from Canadian airwaves

The CRTC says distribution of the Russian state-owned TV network is “not in the public interest” amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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The Sessions Episode 4: Diversity, representation and the Online Streaming Act

In this fourth episode of a new podcast series, Joan Jenkinson of the Black Screen Office and Jesse Wente of the Indigenous Screen Office discuss Bill C-11′s efforts to remove systemic barriers.

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The Sessions podcast transcription: Episode 4

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The Sessions Episode 2: Former CRTC leaders on the potential problems with Bill C-11

Konrad von Finckenstein and Peter Menzies discuss the dangers of implementation of the bill as-is, and the role of the CRTC, in this second episode of a new podcast series.