Thursday, March 10, 2022

Regional Meeting

Bill C-11: What is at stake for the cultural community in Saskatchewan?

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IMPORTANT: REGIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE MEETING

Bill C-11: What is at stake for the cultural community in Saskatchewan?

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expression and the Saskatchewan Arts Alliance invite the entire Saskatchewan cultural community - artists, creators, producers, distributors, broadcasters and publishers in the book, film, television, music, performing and visual arts sectors, public and private sector cultural professionals, and civil society organizations - to attend a regional meeting on Bill C-11.

Take part in our online meeting on March 24 at 10 am.

Register here.

Information regarding meeting to be found in below text

Experts and professionals from various cultural sectors in Saskatchewan will be on hand to discuss the context and issues surrounding the review of the Broadcasting Act, answer questions, address regional issues, and identify how to participate in the national debate and make their voices heard.

Presentation of bill C-11 and its issues: Peter Grant

Peter S. Grant is a retired Senior Counsel at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms. For many years he was the head of its Communications Group. Mr. Grant pioneered the field of communications law in Canada, and for over 50 years his practice was substantially devoted to this field, including broadcasting and cable television licensing, satellite services, copyright negotiations, cultural industries, and telecommunications regulation. Mr. Grant is the author or co-author of numerous articles, books and publications, including Blockbusters and Trade Wars: Popular Culture in a Globalized World (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2004), Canadian Broadcasting Regulatory Handbook, now in its 14th edition, and Communications Law and the Courts in Canada, now in its third edition. Mr. Grant was one of six experts on the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel, which published its report, Canada’s Communications Future: Time to Act, in January 2020.

Discussion

  • April Britski, Executive Director of CARFAC
  • Skip Kutz, President of the Saskatoon Musicians’ Association
  • Mike MacNaughton
    Owner, Twisted Pair Productions Ltd.
  • Joanne McDonald, General Manager Citytv Saskatchewan at Rogers Media