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Trudeau responds to CIPF concern

Media | 10/26/2016 8:57 pm EDT

Even though the CRTC is an arms-length organization, there is “a lot this government can do directly to support artists and creators across this country,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday, in response to a question about the CRTC’s recent changes to the certified independent production fund (CIPF) framework. Trudeau, via a video message posted on Twitter Inc.’s service, was answering a question from Clara Pasieka, vice-president of member services for Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)’s Toronto branch, who said in a Tuesday tweet that she was supposed to pose the query to Trudeau directly but was usurped by protesters at an Ottawa event. “What can I tell the 1000s of young performers I represent (& others) across the country you will do to...