Radio & Television

Open markets should take a back seat to culture

TORONTO – Culture industries should be treated differently that other industries when it comes to competition policy say ACTRA and the Writers Guild of Canada The two groups filed a joint submission last week in response to the discussion paper, “Sharpening Canada's Competitive Edge”, issued by Industry Canada's Competition Policy Review Panel. The two entertainment-industry associations say Canada’s cultural industries will face “devastation” should government remove protections. "The current foreign ownership rules as they apply to broadcasters do not ensure that Canadian news and entertainment programming are made from and reflect a Canadian perspective, "says Maureen Parker, executive director, Writers...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.