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Schisms on financing CanCon still evident as government renews commitment to CTF

News | 03/25/2004 5:00 am EST

Amid industry glee that the government has restored its $100-million contribution to the Canadian Television Fund, schisms remain on just how Canadian programming, particularly drama, should be financed. Following the release March 23 of the ruling Liberal party’s budget, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) praised Prime Minister Paul Martin for renewing the government’s contribution to the public-private CTF over two years. But ACTRA national executive director Stephen Waddell also used the opportunity to state that the "government’s reinstatement of the CTF monies doesn’t let broadcasters off the hook."

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