A creative Canada: Strengthening Canadian culture in a digital world

From a media release:

Today, CBC/Radio-Canada shares its contribution to the Government’s public consultation on the future of Canadian content in a digital world.

Read the digital summary here: future.cbc.ca.

Key highlights:

  • Canada should develop a cohesive cultural investment strategy, engaging all of the countries creators and creative industries, similar to what Britainaccomplished with its “Creative Britain” initiative.
  • CBC/Radio-Canada can play a key role in supporting that strategy by:
    • anchoring a strong and vibrant cultural ecosystem to strengthen our creative economy;
    • deepening our engagement with Canadians;
    • partnering more closely with Canada’s creators, creative communities and culture institutions to create even more great Canadian content; and
    • promoting Canadian content to the world.
  • To allow that to happen we recommend removing advertising from CBC/Radio-Canada. This would allow the broadcaster to focus squarely on the cultural impact of our mandate. It would also free up advertising revenue to help private media companies transition to a digital environment.
  • For CBC/Radio-Canada to become an ad-free public broadcaster, we recommend increasing per person funding to CBC/Radio-Canada to $46 – an increase of $12 per Canadian. This would enable CBC/Radio-Canada to remove advertising from its services, complete its transformation, and strengthen Canada’s creative economy. This amount reflects the (inflation adjusted) per person funding increase recommended by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage in 2008. This is still well below comparable public broadcasters around the world, like the BBC, which receives $114 per person.


SOURCE CBC/Radio-Canada


4 thoughts on “A creative Canada: Strengthening Canadian culture in a digital world”

  1. Maybe the network can replace the, ” Hockey Night in Toronto ” to ” Hockey Night in Canada ” ! Most fans in this country HATE the laffs but the network would rather shove maple laffs down our throats instead. This extremely, extremely pathetic ! Maybe they can also get rid of the frog ceo, seeing that this IS Canada, right !!!

  2. The CBC totally fails it’s mandate. What most people refuse to understand though is that it is a deliberate conspiracy by the over 3 million dual-citizenship Americans who own, control, and run Canada for American benefit, not Canadians.

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