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Join in on the next phase of Canadian content consultations

October 11, 2016

Back in May, we encouraged you to add your voice to the initial consultations being held by the Minister of Canadian Heritage on strengthening the creation, discovery, and export of Canadian content. The Minister has now released a consultation paper to kick off phase two of the consultations and posed three questions to get the conversation started:
  1. What does a cultural system that supports creators and respects citizen choice look like to you?
  2. How can we meet the challenge of promoting Canada’s creativity in the digital world, and how can we use content to promote a strong democracy?
  3. How do we support Canada’s artists, content creators and cultural entrepreneurs in order to create a cultural ecosystem in which they thrive and that will benefit the growth of our middle class at home, and help them reach beyond our borders?
There are three Facebook Live events that you can participate in, and you can also submit your comments on the consultation paper until November 25. Additionally, you can join the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #DigiCanCon. Our CEO Guy Laurence spoke last month about unleashing the potential of Canadian content on the world stage – we think there’s so much more we can do to promote Canada and Canadian content abroad. We’ll be making our own submission as part of the consultation next month with more ideas on how to do this. We encourage you to participate in the second round of consultations!