Note to Members Regarding Canadian Heritage’s Cultural Policy Review
As reported in April, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly has initiated a review of all cultural policies and programs in Canada. There has not been a comparable policy review in decades, if not generations: everything is open for comment—from the CBC’s mandate to our very own Canada Periodical Fund. Read more.
Magazines Canada Appears Before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage
On May 5, Magazines Canada CEO Matthew Holmes along with Magazines Canada Board Chair and President of St. Joseph Media, Douglas Knight, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of the committee’s study of the Media and Local Communities. Read more.
Minister of Canadian Heritage Launches Cultural Policy Review
In a major federal announcement, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, will lead public, stakeholder and online consultations beginning in summer 2016 that could result in comprehensive structural reforms to Canada’s cultural policies. The scope of the review is ambitious—a legal, policy and regulatory framework that predates the internet and which has remained unchanged since 1991. Read more.
Letters and Submissions
Magazines Canada responds to Canadian Heritage’s public and stakeholder consultations regarding the Government of Canada’s cultural policy framework.