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No new money for struggling old media, Heritage Minister Melanie Joly says.
The funds are included in Canada's new cultural policy.
"Must-see TV" may prompt many sheep (and lemmings) to watch a specific TV show, but I can't be swayed by such trite words.
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Jean-Pierre Blais had some direct words for the CBC as well.
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Canada is one of Netflix's top three locations worldwide for TV production.
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But charging a sales tax on Netflix seems fair to many.
How do you fund Canadian content in the digital age?
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One moment, I was in Spain, strolling the Passeig de Gracia, eating tapas and sipping red wine. The next, I was singing for Justin Bieber. Perhaps it was jet lag. Perhaps it was the parade of superheroes that casually strolled by me as I donned my Marie Antoinette wig. Either way, it was the most surreal evening of my life.
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The digital revolution has brought many wonderful things. Canadians can plug into international events from the comfort of their own home or office, or from just about anywhere thanks to mobile devices. And the world, we hope, can do the same to find out about the great north -- Canada. The challenge, it seems, is in making sure there's Canadian content for the world to find and enjoy. Finding ways to balance the digital era with supporting local programming is key if Canada is going to continue to foster local democracy in communities.
Spending on Canadian content could take a $400-million hit, study says.
A long time ago, in a Canadian music industry far, far away, the federal government had to step in with CanCon quotas to save our singers and musicians from being buried by radio hits from our southern neighbours. Now I wouldn't be surprised if the U.S. built a Trump wall to keep our artists out.
Recently the various major Canadian TV networks and media conglomerates have announced their up-coming Canadian fall programming. Um -- so what do you call a press release announcing something that doesn't exist?
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