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Can Con in a Digital World Report

March 14, 2017

The government has released a report on what it heard during the "Canadian Content in a Digital World" consultation launched last fall by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly. The report (prepared by Ipsos Public Affairs, a research and consulting firm) does not provide statements of policy or intent by the minister or the department. The report is a "synthesis" of feedback collected by Ipsos on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage. (Via the online portal, in-person events etc.) You can read the full consultation report here
“Canadian Content in a Digital World” was a historic and important consultation, which may result in updates and changes to a number of key federal policies in our sector. Government regulation and financial support are essential to the health of Canadian domestic film and television. (For example, to broadcast regulation under the CRTC; production funding from the Canada Media Fund, Telefilm Canada, and tax credits; and, public support of the CBC.) 
You can read the WGC's paper responding to the initial consultation here. And as always, the guild will continue to advocate for a strong, creator-driven domestic film and television sector in Canada.

Canadian Screenwriter spring 2017 is on newsstands now. View excerpts, and subscribe here.

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