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The Podcast: "They're feckless," Richard Stursberg says of our government, which must instead act now to defend Cancon
THERE’S NOT MUCH TIME left to save our cultural institutions and corporations in Canada, says Richard Stursberg. Read more

Heritage Report: How much should artists get - and from whom?
OTTAWA – Canada’s creative community applauded the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for hitting the right notes in calling for better pay for Canadian artists in its Shifting Paradigms report presented to Read more

Bunch of news to come from Canadian Telecom Summit next week
TORONTO – While there are no Canadian carrier CEOs on the speakers’ schedule this year, those executives not in attendance will certainly be paying attention to next week’s Canadian Telecom Summit when it opens Monday morning. Read more

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Digital Access Day: Costing school, anyone?
OTTAWA – When writing about a discussion between five panellists and a moderator, it can be difficult to report on all of what was said but a Tuesday panel session on internet affordability may have been most notable for what was not said. Read more

And the 2019 Tuned-In Canada winners are…
QUISPAMSIS, NB - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance has officially unveiled the winners of the 2019 edition of the Tuned-in Canada: the CCSA Awards. Read more

MAVTV launches Canadian motorsports show
TORONTO — MAVTV Motorsports Network announced this week the formation of an original series called All North Racing Powered by Pinty’s which will debut live on Friday May 31st at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. Read more

Canadians say they find it hard to switch: PIAC
OTTAWA – A new report from the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) says Canadians find it difficult to change their telecommunications providers. Read more

Telus loses some senior Ottawa staffers
OTTAWA – Telus has consolidated its regulatory and government relations office in Ottawa with the departure of three senior staffers. Read more

UPFRONTS 2019: CBC banks on blend of new, tried and true, for 2019-20
TORONTO – CBC announced its 2019-20 programming slate Wednesday that includes a mix of drama, comedy, factual, arts, music, kids, sports, news and documentary storytelling across its television, radio and streaming platforms. Read more

New Corus campaign takes Canadians to a Disney attraction far, far away
TORONTO - Corus Entertainment has kicked off a new multi-media campaign to give Canadians a closer look at the new Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction opening at Disneyland Read more

CRTC telecommunication fees to jump 19% this year
OTTAWA – The CRTC estimates that its total telecommunications regulatory costs for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, defined as April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020, will be Read more

Canadian producers, writers, agree to terms for new IPA
TORONTO - The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) jointly announced Wednesday that they have Read more

History marks 75th anniversary of D-Day
TORONTO – Corus’ History will air a powerful documentary entitled D-Day in 14 Stories this Saturday in honour of the 75th anniversary of the legendary D-Day invasion. Read more

CBC/Radio-Canada to help design Feds’ new second language program
OTTAWA – With a nod to the 50th anniversary of Canada’s Read more

Canada's wireless providers behind new accessible video series
OTTAWA – Canadians who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing (DDBHH) may now access a new ASL and LSQ video series to learn more about the Canadian Wireless Public Alerting system Alert Ready. Read more

Telus bundles “premium” content in to new Optik TV packages
VANCOUVER – Telus unveiled a new structure for its Optik TV programming Tuesday that sees the addition of “premium entertainment” such as Crave, HBO, Netflix, and multicultural and sports packs bundled directly into TV packages. Read more

Bell Media Studios greenlights two new in-house productions
TORONTO – In advance of next week’s #CTVUpfront, Bell Media said that it is commissioning two new series for Crave from Bell Media Studios, plus renewing 13 other programs for 2019/20. Read more

CTAM Canada’s Leadership Forum, BBQ returns June 17
TORONTO - CTAM Canada is kicking off summer with its annual Leadership Forum followed by a BBQ at Corus Quay in Toronto. Read more

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