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David Sparrow elected national president of ACTRA

Media | 05/16/2017 12:15 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) has elected David Sparrow as its national president for a two-year term. Sparrow, who from 2013 was the president of the union’s Toronto chapter, replaces Ferne Downey, a Monday press release said. Downey will remain in the...

Mixed reaction to budget viewed as long on potential, short on details

Media | 03/23/2017 9:37 pm EDT

For all the focus on the digital economy, there was little in Wednesday’s budget for digital content creators, broadband infrastructure enthusiasts or fans of long-term planning, according to consultants and advocacy groups. “There’s a lot of potential there. But what is lacking right now is the policy and funding framework in the longer term,” Stuart Jack, a partner at Nordicity’s Ottawa office, said in phone interview. The government has included all of the key words, such as...

Commission admits to factual error in CIPF decision

Media | 09/01/2016 8:54 pm EDT

The CRTC has admitted it made an error in a recent decision by attributing an argument made by Rogers Communication Inc.’s group of funds to the Canada Media Fund (CMF). In a press release Thursday, the...