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James Moore on the Digital TV Transition

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore addressed a communications conference yesterday in Ottawa, emphasizing that he thrives on digital technologies and expressing concern about the digital television transition in Canada.

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December 3, 2008 7 comments News

Pre-Judging James Moore

Billboard runs a story today titled Canadian Biz Raises Concerns About Government Appointment.  The article features music industry criticisms of new Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, with comments of the "fox running the chicken house" and that the appointment is "a kick in the head of Quebec for not supporting Harper."  Those unwarranted criticisms suggest that Moore will not be sensitive to music industry demands since he has a broadcasting background and is not from Quebec.

Both of these criticisms are off-the-mark.  First, a broadcast background increasingly appears to be a pre-requisite for the position – Josee Verner, Bev Oda, and Liza Frulla all came from the broadcast industry and no one would accuse them of siding against the music industry.  Second, the notion that a Heritage minister must come from Quebec is also wrong – Sheila Copps is widely viewed as the most influential Heritage minister in recent times and she was from Hamilton.

The reality is that it is far too early to cast judgment on the appointment.  

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November 13, 2008 1 comment News

A Copyright Call to Arms

Wojciech Gryc and Jesse Helmer publish A Call to Arms on Copyright in the Globe, noting the need for Canadians to become engaged on the copyright reform process as a new bill appears on the horizon.

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November 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Moore Cancels Plans for Portrait Museum

David Akin highlights the coverage across the country, while the Globe runs a feature on the new Heritage Minister.

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November 8, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

Moore Says No Change to Arts Cuts

The Canadian Press reports that new Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore says that the government has no intention of reversing its controversial art funding cuts.

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November 7, 2008 4 comments News