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House of Commons Petition re: CRTC Decision

June 16, 2017

The electronic petition to the Minister of Canadian Heritage voicing concern about the recent CRTC decision re: licence renewals for Bell, Corus, and Rogers has over 5,000 signatures at time of writing. We hope that members and anyone concerned about the future of Canadian on-screen storytelling will sign the petition.
 
Petition Background: The WGC, in conjunction with the CMPA, DGC, and ACTRA, created the petition in response to the CRTC decision, which could result in an over $200 million loss to Canadian drama, animation, kids, and documentary programming ("Programs of National Interest," or PNI) over a five-year licence term. The e-petition is sponsored by Liberal MP Julie Dabrusin (Toronto-Danforth) and specifically asks for the following action on the part of the government:
 
1. Review the CRTC’s decisions on broadcast licence renewals; and
 
2. Fill vacancies at the CRTC with diverse individuals who will bring experience and in-depth knowledge of both the media production sector and federal policy to ensure Canada’s screen-based production sector will continue to thrive and grow.
 
Note re: Technical Issues 
If you have trouble with the "confirmation link" sent to you by the government's website, do one of the following: 
1. Copy and paste the link in your browser and remove the https:// from the URL. 
2. Click on this link for the French version of the petition, and sign there: https://petitions.noscommunes.ca/fr/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1137

 



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