Canadian Cultural Heritage Survey – Deadline May 20th

Minister Joly

Mélanie Joly

The Canadian Federal Government has issued a pre-consultation questionnaire to be completed by May 20th, 2016. As I wrote about earlier this month, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly has been pushing for new changes within the Federal Government’s handling of cultural heritage and the arts. In order to the initiate the process, Joly announced a “comprehensive digital cultural policy review” focusing on Laws, Institutions, Policies, and Programs, respectively. Before her series of consultations with major organizations occurs, Canadian citizens have been invited to share their own views. According to the Canadian Independent Music Association:

The Department of Heritage launched public consultations on April 23, with an online questionnaire that citizens can complete until May 20. A second phase of consultations will be conducted under the banner of “Strengthening Canadian Content, Discovery and Export in a Digital World”. Through its consultations, the government seeks feedback from all cultural industries participants on improvements that could potentially be made to Canada’s media governance regime. The goal is to better stimulate the creation of Canadian content, while promoting its viability in national and international markets. 

In order to have your say, make sure to fill out the questionnaire by the deadline. You can find the online link here.

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