Major cultural policy consultation announced

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly will be spending the fall leading a wide-ranging consultation on Canada’s cultural policies.

In a period of rapid and continuing technological change with shifting modes of content creation and consumption, the purpose of the consultation is to determine how the federal government’s cultural policies can be updated to continue to encourage the creation of Canadian content and to broaden the international market for these works.

According to reports in the Globe and Mail, all aspects of cultural policy are up for review, including the Copyright Act.

Until May 20, Minister Joly is conducting a pre-consultation questionnaire open to all Canadians about what their primary concerns are about content creation, consumption and exportation. More details on Heritage’s cultural policy consultation are scheduled to be announced in June.