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Canada Media Fund reacts to publication of Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel report

January 29, 2020

Toronto, January 29, 2020 - The Canada Media Fund today issued the following statement in response to the publication of the final report by the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.

“We welcome the release of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel report,” said Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, CMF. “We thank the panel members, including chair Janet Yale, for their very important work in reviewing our current legislative and regulatory system, and for developing recommendations that will take us forward.”

“We also thank the panel for taking into consideration the various perspectives of all members in the audiovisual industry. A unique window of opportunity for change has opened before us and we look forward to engaging our clients, funders and industry stakeholders on the future of our industry.”

“We believe in the key role played by both public and private sector players in our industry and look forward to continue working with our funders to support Canada’s content and stories as they reach growing audiences here at home and around the world.”

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content for all audiovisual platforms. In addition, it guides Canadian content towards a competitive global digital environment by supporting industry innovation, rewarding success, promoting diversity of voices, and encouraging access to content through public- and private-sector partnerships. The CMF receives funding from the Government of Canada and from cable, satellite and IP service distributors across the country. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

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For questions and interview requests:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
416-554-2768
[email protected]

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