Canadian content in a digital world
What We Heard Across Canada Consultation Report
In September 2016, Minister Joly launched an important step in an ambitious cultural policy review – far-reaching consultations to explore how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world. We invited Canadians to share their ideas, solutions and vision during in-person events, on our web portal and on social media. Submissions, summaries of the meetings and the What We Heard Across Canada Consultation Report, prepared by Ipsos Public Affairs, are based on the input of tens of thousands of Canadians. This input will play a key role in informing next steps as we prepare to modernize our cultural policy toolkit - one that is better suited to today's digital reality.
Thank You from the Government of Canada
Thank you all for your participation and for the enthusiasm you have shown throughout this process. Preliminary numbers indicate that approximately 30,000 Canadians demonstrated an interest in our #DigiCanCon consultations through various platforms, including in-person events, the Web portal and social media engagement.
Curious about the input provided by Canadians and stakeholders during the consultations? Have a look at the submissions and ideas and the consultation in-person event recaps.
An event summary report of the roundtable held in Iqaluit is also available.
To find out more about the consultation process, please consult our background documents.
What we heard on social media
Here is a sample of what we heard from you on social media. Follow the hashtag #DigiCanCon for all the latest activity.
.@melaniejoly an #InternetTax would raise our bills and keep Canadians offline #DigiCanCon https://t.co/Y9VZmnbIIP— CurmudgeonAB (@curmudgeonAB2) November 25, 2016
Netflix tells #DigiCanCon it makes substantial' investments in Canada. If regulated, that wud have to be $180M for Cdn Program Expenditures— Howard Law (@howardalaw) November 25, 2016
Artists should be supported whether or not they are entrepreneurs. The larger community will still benefit by their presence. #digicancon https://t.co/EGYZofL2me— Trout in Plaid (@Troutinplaid) October 11, 2016
#DigiCanCon for the Open Net: 1) Encourage more diverse voices; 2) Consider already available funding; 3) Ensure affordable Internet access https://t.co/BGsZndCUG0— the reasonabl person (@Cyn_K) November 24, 2016
Culture policy is crucial but #zerorating #DigiCanCon+ISP/Cellphone levies wrong way 2 get thr. @CMCRP1 rpt on issu https://t.co/mZrND1L5PN— Dwayne Winseck (@mediamorphis) November 8, 2016
Changes are needed at our educational institutions and ownership of intellectual property. Stifling innovation. @melaniejoly #DigiCanCon— Carmen Douville (@CarmenDouville) November 7, 2016
Def. need to clean up house. Let world know Can stories by giving honest&true voice to #INDIGENOUS, then niche Canadians groups #DigiCanCon— t8sh (@t8sh1) November 7, 2016
How do we link a political system based on territory 2 a digital system that is boundary-less?@melaniejoly @CdnHeritage #DigiCanCon @yycLCL— Patti Pon (@PattiPon) November 7, 2016
For more information about these consultations, please contact us.
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