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Bill C-11 on Broadcasting

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 April 7, 2022
 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

On February 2, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, introduced Bill C-11 to modernize the Broadcasting Act. With C-11, Canada’s ambition is to subject large online broadcasting companies to the same requirements for funding and showcasing local and national cultural expressions as traditional broadcasters.

What are the issues underlying this bill? Why is it essential for the cultural community? How can it help our artists, creators and cultural professionals?

The CDCE and Creative Manitoba invite the entire Manitoba cultural community – artists, creators, producers, distributors, broadcasters and publishers in the book, film, television, music, performing and visual arts sectors, public and private sector cultural professionals, and civil society organizations – to attend a regional meeting on Bill C-11.

Broadcasting experts and professionals from various cultural sectors in Manitoba will be on hand to discuss the context and issues surrounding the review of the Broadcasting Act, answer questions, address regional issues, and identify how to participate in the national debate and make their voices heard.

April 7, 3 – 4:30pm, To register click HERE.

Moderator: Nicole Matiation, Executive Director, Strategic Policy Branch, Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage


Peter S. Grant is a retired Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms. For many years he was the head of its Communications Group. Mr. Grant pioneered the field of communications law in Canada, and for over 50 years his practice was substantially devoted to this field, including broadcasting and cable television licensing, satellite services, copyright negotiations, cultural industries, and telecommunications regulation. Mr. Grant is the author or co-author of numerous articles, books and publications, including Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized World (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2004), Canadian Broadcasting Regulatory Handbook, now in its 14th edition, and Communications Law and the Courts in Canada, now in its third edition. Mr. Grant was one of six experts on the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel, which published its report, Canada’s Communications Future: Time to Act, in January 2020.

Presented in partnership with:

Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, On Screen Manitoba and Manitoba Music


 April 7, 2022
 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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