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    On March 19, Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the federal government’s 2019 budget. The Canada Periodical Fund’s annual budget of $75 million remains intact.

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    The Government of Canada is currently reviewing Canada’s communication legislative framework. This is an important opportunity to advocate for our sector as it relates to the creation, production and discovery of Canadian content on digital platforms.

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    Read the submission: Magazines Canada’s Submission to the Federal Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review [PDF] About the review: To ensure that Canadians continue to benefit from an open and innovative…

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    Canadian magazine media gathered November 27, 2018 for a “Magazines on the Hill” reception in Ottawa organized by Magazines Canada and hosted by Julie Dabrusin, MP for Toronto—Danforth and Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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    The application deadline for Canadian Heritage’s Creative Export Canada funding program has been extended until December 7, 2018. The program offers annual funding for projects that generate export revenues and promote Canadian works in international markets.

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    The 2019–20 applicant’s guide for the Aid to Publishers component of the CPF is online now. The deadline to submit an application is November 24, 2018.

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    The report recommends that the federal government study the idea of changing tax measures that encourage news media advertisers to spend money with foreign companies.

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    Canadian Heritage recently launched Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy to promote Canadian creative industries in export markets, along with a new standalone program, Creative Export Canada, exclusively dedicated to funding export activities.

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet ahead of the 2019 federal election and former Heritage Minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, has taken on the portfolio of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, while the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez has moved into Cabinet and the Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism portfolio.

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    The Creative Export Strategy will strengthen Canada’s presence in international markets.