While the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel made some positive suggestions, it also made recommendations that could undermine media independence and free speech.
The new heritage minister and the government have lost the first round of the debate over extending broadcast regulations to include the internet.
The time has come for Canada to take the new media environment made possible by the internet seriously, says new report from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.
An internet tax would require internet service providers to pay into content funding. But taxing the open internet to subsidize a struggling Big Media content industry is not the way to go.
The federal government is letting large foreign corporations such as Google, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Uber and others off the hook on paying taxes on digital products and services in Canada.
As news outlets struggle to survive, the obvious solution is public funding.
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We can do more than export of cute cat pictures.
Many thanks to Culture Minister Mélanie Joly for announcing a review of Canadian cultural policy. It's the task of all sentient public officials to get in and bolster this crucial sector.
Today's post examines the possibility that new policy innovations might also be stymied by the TPP, further limiting Canadian cultural policy.
The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP.