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Same As It Ever Was: The Gap Between Public and "Stakeholder" Views on Canadian Content - Michael Geist
Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly launched the next phase of her consultation on supporting Canadian content in a digital world this morning, but the results from the first "pre-consultation" phase - an online poll of the public and stakeholders - already points to the policy challenge faced by the government. The poll received more than 10,000 responses with participants asked to identify the major barriers and challenges for Canadian content. The perspective of the public and stakeholders (I place "stakeholders" in quotation marks in the title because all Canadian stakeholders) are strikingly different, with the public citing the challenges in finding and promoting content and the stakeholders seeking more money.