Back to Parliament: your (pandemic) preview

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Given the precarious situation around the now-escalating COVID-19 pandemic, what will actually be included in Wednesday’s speech from the throne, and in the government’s priorities in the following weeks, is more uncertain than ever. With a day to go, even the details of exactly what a hybrid and virtual sitting will look like are still unclear.

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$1B of production at risk due to lack of insurance: CMPA, AQPM

Some 214 “camera-ready” film and television projects, employing 19,500 people, and representing $1 billion in production spending is at “imminent risk” because of a lack of COVID-19 insurance available to producers, according to surveys conducted by the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Association québécoise de la production médiatique (AQPM). 

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War of words between Cogeco and Rogers heats up

In a Wednesday afternoon press release, the board of directors for Cogeco Inc. accused the CEOs of both Rogers Communications Inc. and Altice USA Inc. of making “untrue statements and unsubstantiated allegations” against them, and “misleading investors and increasing the stock price in an attempt to put pressure on the [Audet] family to sell.”

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