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Welcome to the CCA’s Media Centre. This is your one stop shop to find our latest press releases, useful statistics and other information.

 

Detailed Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget: The Aftershocks Are More Severe Than the Earthquake

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Detailed Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget: The Aftershocks Are More Severe Than the Earthquake

The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) releases its detailed analysis of the Federal Budget from the perspective of culture and heritage today. The 2012-2013 federal budget is the first real budget from the conservative majority government. Readers may recall that last year, to highlight the consistency of its approach, the government reintroduced its electoral budget...

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The Reopening in Ottawa – What’s New?

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CCA Bulletin 14/12

September, it’s the reopening. Activity multiplies; the members of parliament prepare for another session; the CRTC is holding public audiences this week on Bell’s acquisition of Astral as well as in November for CBC’s license renewals; the new seasons for theatres, orchestras, and dance begin; parliamentary committees will begin soon; and the universities return to classes.

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CCA’s FEDERAL BUDGET ANALYSIS TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

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Federal Budget and Culture: aftershocks worse than the earthquake, the Canadian Conference of the Arts’ federal budget analysis from the perspective of arts, culture and heritage, will be released on September 18, 2012. This report is widely sought after as an authoritative source of information on federal investments in culture and...

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Audiovisual: BCE/Astral, a Transaction with Multiple Dimensions

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CCA Bulletin 13/12

In mid-September, the CRTC will be holding hearings to study BCE’s acquisition of Astral’s holdings. Why is this deal important for the cultural sector?

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Federal Budget 2013: The CCA Makes its Recommendations to the Finance Committee

Federal Budget 2013: The CCA Makes its Recommendations to the Finance Committee

CCA Bulletin 12/12

On June 8th, the Standing Committee on Finance initiated its pre-budget consultations by inviting all Canadians to submit their priorities for the 2013 federal budget. The CCA submitted its recommendations today and hopes to have the opportunity to appear before the Committee.

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Five Supreme Court Copyright Decisions: Consumers 4.5 – Artists and Creators 0.5

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CCA Bulletin 11/12

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court delivered five judgments which have a considerable impact on the interpretation of copyright law in Canada. The Court’s decisions were based on the previous version of the Copyright Act, Bill C-11 not yet having been adopted at the time of the hearing, last December...

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Building Bridges: Cultural Industry Leaders Meet Educators and Trainers

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The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) will once again be “Building Bridges” between cultural leaders and educators/trainers at its national HR Forum in Toronto on September 27 and 28, 2012. Register Now! The focus of this unique gathering of cultural leaders, key educators and policy makers from across the country will be training needs and gaps in the sector. Through presentations on best practices, thoughtful discourse and provocative discussion, the Forum will highlight examples of industry/education collaboration that respond...

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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

“The purpose of art is the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Glenn Gould, musician Here it is! Our last issue before the fall. Yes, the magazine takes a break for the summer, but we will be holding up the fort and keeping vigil for any news over the summer. We will keep you informed via our Bulletins. Our Featured member this month and for the summer is the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). The Council is also in a transition phase and is in the process of preparing for a forum that will take...

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Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Did you know it was Bill Gates who said the oft repeated media catchphrase: Content is king? In a 1996 article by the same name he wrote, “Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the internet, just as it was in broadcasting. The television revolution that began half a century ago spawned a number of industries, including the manufacturing of TV sets, but the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver information and entertainment.” In his article in The Atlantic in July 2011 Jonathan A. Knee, from...

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When will a Bill on tax averaging for artists become law?

To Follow On May 31st, MP Tyrone Benskin (NDP, Jeanne- Le Ber) tabled Bill C-427 which seeks to modify the Income Tax Act so that artists can average their income over a maximum of five years. The CCA is supporting this Bill and we invite our members to do the same by contacting the government and the parliamentarians at the opportune moment. This request for tax averaging is not new. For years, the CCA and a number of its member organizations have been calling for this measure that better reflects the economic realities of artists. This Bill...

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Media Centre

Welcome to the CCA’s Media Centre. This is your one stop shop to find our latest press releases, useful statistics and other information.

 

Detailed Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget: The Aftershocks Are More Severe Than the Earthquake

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/eng-cover-231x300.png

Detailed Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget: The Aftershocks Are More Severe Than the Earthquake

The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) releases its detailed analysis of the Federal Budget from the perspective of culture and heritage today. The 2012-2013 federal budget is the first real budget from the conservative majority government. Readers may recall that last year, to highlight the consistency of its approach, the government reintroduced its electoral budget...

read more

The Reopening in Ottawa – What’s New?

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/apples-morguefile-300x200.jpg

CCA Bulletin 14/12

September, it’s the reopening. Activity multiplies; the members of parliament prepare for another session; the CRTC is holding public audiences this week on Bell’s acquisition of Astral as well as in November for CBC’s license renewals; the new seasons for theatres, orchestras, and dance begin; parliamentary committees will begin soon; and the universities return to classes.

read more

CCA’s FEDERAL BUDGET ANALYSIS TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/seismogram-wiki-300x184.jpg

Federal Budget and Culture: aftershocks worse than the earthquake, the Canadian Conference of the Arts’ federal budget analysis from the perspective of arts, culture and heritage, will be released on September 18, 2012. This report is widely sought after as an authoritative source of information on federal investments in culture and...

read more

Audiovisual: BCE/Astral, a Transaction with Multiple Dimensions

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BCE-Astral-e-bulletin-13-12-300x184.png

CCA Bulletin 13/12

In mid-September, the CRTC will be holding hearings to study BCE’s acquisition of Astral’s holdings. Why is this deal important for the cultural sector?

read more

Federal Budget 2013: The CCA Makes its Recommendations to the Finance Committee

Federal Budget 2013: The CCA Makes its Recommendations to the Finance Committee

CCA Bulletin 12/12

On June 8th, the Standing Committee on Finance initiated its pre-budget consultations by inviting all Canadians to submit their priorities for the 2013 federal budget. The CCA submitted its recommendations today and hopes to have the opportunity to appear before the Committee.

read more

Five Supreme Court Copyright Decisions: Consumers 4.5 – Artists and Creators 0.5

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/supreme-court-wikipedia-300x184.png

CCA Bulletin 11/12

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court delivered five judgments which have a considerable impact on the interpretation of copyright law in Canada. The Court’s decisions were based on the previous version of the Copyright Act, Bill C-11 not yet having been adopted at the time of the hearing, last December...

read more

Building Bridges: Cultural Industry Leaders Meet Educators and Trainers

http://ccarts.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/image003.jpg

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) will once again be “Building Bridges” between cultural leaders and educators/trainers at its national HR Forum in Toronto on September 27 and 28, 2012. Register Now! The focus of this unique gathering of cultural leaders, key educators and policy makers from across the country will be training needs and gaps in the sector. Through presentations on best practices, thoughtful discourse and provocative discussion, the Forum will highlight examples of industry/education collaboration that respond...

read more

Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

“The purpose of art is the gradual lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” Glenn Gould, musician Here it is! Our last issue before the fall. Yes, the magazine takes a break for the summer, but we will be holding up the fort and keeping vigil for any news over the summer. We will keep you informed via our Bulletins. Our Featured member this month and for the summer is the Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC). The Council is also in a transition phase and is in the process of preparing for a forum that will take...

read more

Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Content is King? Depends on Your Point of View

Did you know it was Bill Gates who said the oft repeated media catchphrase: Content is king? In a 1996 article by the same name he wrote, “Content is where I expect much of the real money will be made on the internet, just as it was in broadcasting. The television revolution that began half a century ago spawned a number of industries, including the manufacturing of TV sets, but the long-term winners were those who used the medium to deliver information and entertainment.” In his article in The Atlantic in July 2011 Jonathan A. Knee, from...

read more

When will a Bill on tax averaging for artists become law?

To Follow On May 31st, MP Tyrone Benskin (NDP, Jeanne- Le Ber) tabled Bill C-427 which seeks to modify the Income Tax Act so that artists can average their income over a maximum of five years. The CCA is supporting this Bill and we invite our members to do the same by contacting the government and the parliamentarians at the opportune moment. This request for tax averaging is not new. For years, the CCA and a number of its member organizations have been calling for this measure that better reflects the economic realities of artists. This Bill...

read more