Ottawa launches Canadian Content in Digital World Consultations

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OTTAWA – “Our government understands the strong connections between culture, creativity and innovation, especially in this digital world. Canadian consumers and content creators are at the core of the cultural sector, and this is why we strongly believe in the importance of consulting Canadians across the country to help us shape this process. The time is right to examine how we can help Canada’s creative sector seize the opportunities of the digital shift and create economic growth through innovation,” stated Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced the launch of the first phase of consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World.

The Government of Canada is seeking input from Canadians on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content. These consultations will provide an opportunity to listen to and learn from Canadians, and to examine the government’s current cultural policy toolkit. In this first phase, the Department of Canadian Heritage is inviting all Canadians to answer an online questionnaire to help shape the next steps of this consultation process.

The cultural sector is at the heart of Canada’s creative economy. It is confronted with new challenges and opportunities in the face of rapid technological advances and changes in how Canadians produce and consume content. These consultations will help the Government determine how best to assist the cultural sector in navigating these changes and seizing opportunities to contribute to Canada’s economic growth and innovation.

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Pre-consultations on #CanadianContent in a #DigitalWorld are open. We want to hear from you! #DigiCanCon http://ow.ly/4mZcDs

Quick Facts

  • Canadians have until May 20, 2016, to answer the pre-consultation questionnaire.
  • Following these online pre-consultations, Canadian Heritage will develop a scoping document to guide the next phase of the consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World.
  • The next phase, led by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will begin in summer 2016.
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