Post Tagged with: "canadian heritage"

Oda Embroiled In Another Controversy

Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda is facing yet another controversy, this time over a $30 million summer festival program.  Oda apparently invited Conservative MPs to come forward with suggestions of festivals for possible funding without providing a similar opportunity to MPs from other parties.  In fact, the Canadian Heritage website […]

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April 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CRIA Fumes Over Heritage-Commissioned Music Report

Last month I posted about a recently released report commissioned by Canadian Heritage on the future of the Canadian music industry.  I noted that the report provides a realistic assessment of the challenges facing the industry, emphasizing the need to embrace the Internet and new technologies without laying the blame […]

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March 13, 2007 3 comments News

Heritage Standing Committee on CTF

The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage last week submitted its report on the Future of the Canadian Television Fund.  Its recommendation is short but potentially far-reaching: any structural and core policy changes directly affecting Canada's telecommunications policy or Canada's broadcasting policy be subject to votes in the House of Commons […]

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March 6, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

The Future of the Canadian Music Industry

Canadian Heritage has just released a new report [PDF version] on the future of the Canadian music industry that should be required reading for those engaged in music and copyright issues.  Written by Shelley Stein-Sacks, the former head of the government's Music Entrepreneurship Program, the report is remarkable for several […]

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February 9, 2007 13 comments News

Bev Oda’s Wild Ride

Those who track Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda's regular missteps will recall that last fall she planned to hold a fundraiser hosted by a lobbyist for Canwest.  When this conflict of interest was raised in the House of Commons, she responded that "I have observed every rule existing right now." […]

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February 6, 2007 5 comments News