The majority Conservative government announced stable funding of $100 million per year for the Canada Media Fund (CMF) in its federal budget Monday. The funding was also announced in the minority Conservative government’s budget in March, which did not pass due to an election forced by the opposition parties. The budget released Monday, a rehashing of the March budget, also re-announced one-time additional funding of $60 million for the CBC/Radio-Canada in 2011-2012 to support the production of Canadian programming. The Canadian Media Production Association, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), and the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) issued releases Monday supporting the government’s funding for the CMF and the CBC. WGC executive director Maureen Parker said in a release that the group welcomes the “government’s recognition of the crucial role this public-private partnership plays as a catalyst for quality Canadian programming on multiple platforms. National and international success stories like Rookie Blue, Flashpoint, Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland and many more would not have been possible without the CMF.” The budget also again included preliminary details of the government’s national digital economy strategy focused on digital skills development and businesses’ adoption of new technologies.