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CBC/Radio-Canada shares its Accountability Plan

From a media release:

CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased to share with Canadians its Accountability Plan for the Government’s reinvestment in the public broadcaster.

In Budget 2016, the government proposed to invest an additional $75M in CBC/Radio-Canada for 2016-2017, rising to $150M in the following years, and asked the Minister of Canadian Heritage to work with the public broadcaster to develop an accountability plan. As stated in the Budget, “Reversing past cuts will enable the CBC/Radio-Canada to invest in its Strategy 2020: A space for us allpriorities, leading to the creation of Canadian content which will be more digital, local and ambitious in scope.”

Already this year we are creating additional Indigenous content; investing in high profile events that bring Canadians together like Canada’s 150th anniversary; creating new evening content on ICI Radio-Canada Première; creating a new CBC digital service in London, Ontario; hiring new digital creators, and; expanding our international coverage with a new bureau in Istanbul, Turkey.

Today’s Accountability Plan also includes new performance indicators so that Canadians can measure what the reinvestment in public broadcasting is able to do. We will continue to report on what we have been able to accomplish at the end of the year in our Annual Report and Corporate Plan.

You can read the Accountability Plan here:

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Link: Melanie Joly’s fight for Canadian culture is neither easy nor popular

From Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Melanie Joly’s fight for Canadian culture is neither easy nor popular
Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly was in Paris this week doing exactly that, taking meetings with French and European culturecrats who can be counted on to understand Canada’s dilemma: How does a mid-sized power maintain any notion of cultural sovereignty in the face of the aptly acronymed FANG? (That’s Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.) Continue reading.

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Link: Reflections from the Writers’ Room: “He Rode a Blais-sing Saddle!”

From Denis McGrath for Cartt.ca:

Link: Reflections from the Writers’ Room: “He Rode a Blais-sing Saddle!”
Did you hear the one where a six-figure-earning chair of the CRTC hijacked his own hearing to go after some guy who hurt his feelings on “The Twitter?”

In the world of content creation it wasn’t the most important twist to come out of the group license renewal hearing last week, but it sure was the most surprising. Continue reading.

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Link: Ad-free CBC could serve as a rallying point for Canadian creativity

From Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail:

Link: Ad-free CBC could serve as a rallying point for Canadian creativity
In an increasingly scattered but ever more Internet-dependent and globalized media environment, the country needs a public producer, curator and distributor to craft a powerful Brand Canada across all platforms, offering not only news, public affairs and documentaries, but also fiction, variety and arts programming. It needs an iconic institution to nurture and lead the cultural industries, a rallying point for Canadian creativity. Continue reading.

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