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2nd November 2013

BC Government Begins Online Public Consultation Regarding Digital Services

Province of BCThe Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services is inviting British Columbians to share their ideas on the future of digital services in B.C., and how the BC Services Card could potentially help enable better service delivery. This open public consultation is one part of a broader process designed to help inform government of the values and needs of citizens with regards to the future of the BC Services Card and digital services. Citizens have from now until Dec. 5, 2013, to complete the survey and leave their comments. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2013

High Demand For Canada Media Fund French Regional Development And Pre-development Programs

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund has announced that the French Regional Pre-development and Development programs targeted to Québec producers are now closed due to a high number of eligible applications received. The CMF will no longer be accepting applications from applicants who wish to receive funds for their French regional pre-development and development projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2013

The CRTC Wants To Talk To Canadians About Television

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, a discussion about the future of Canada’s television system. The regulatory agency wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible, and the broadcasting industry can play a role in making them aware of Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2013

Digital Adoption Campaign For Canada Now Launched

A new Digital Adoption Campaign led by CATAAlliance, Canada’s largest high tech association, and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a leading centre of expertise in digital economy research, labour market intelligence and policy development, will help create jobs, increase efficiency, reduce costs, generate revenue and lead to faster innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Telefilm Canada Renews Micro-Budget Production Program And Adds New Aboriginal Projects Component

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program for a second year. Through this Program, Telefilm will support between eight to ten projects through the Main Component, and up to three projects in the new Aboriginal component. This Program also seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms and increase audience access to the works of new Canadian talent, aiming to increase support and visibility for Aboriginal creators through the Aboriginal component. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

Kootenay Students Benefit From Haul-Truck Training Simulators

Province of BCAdvanced Education Minister Amrik Virk got a hands-on demonstration today of a haul-truck simulator during a visit to the College of the Rockies. The college bought four stationary haul-truck simulators and one mobile simulator through funding totalling more than $2.8 million. Funding sources included $580,000 from the Province, $560,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust, and more than $1.7 million through Western Economic Diversification. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2013

New Canada Media Fund Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a new pilot program designed to offer existing Experimental Stream funded projects with increased access to mentorship, markets, and capital. The Accelerator Partnership Pilot Program (A3P), with a budget of $360K, will support digital media projects that have previously received Experimental Stream funding for development or production by enabling their producers to enroll in acceleration programs. The A3P guidelines can be reviewed in an online PDF document. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th October 2013

Canada Media Fund Focus Groups Resume

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) reminds stakeholders that they are invited to attend one of the focus groups that are part of the CMF’s cross-country consultation. Stakeholders can quickly and easily register online.  By registering, stakeholders can help the CMF plan the meetings according to expected attendance. This month, focus groups are being held in Montreal, Ottawa, and in the Eastern provinces. The 2013 consultation tour wraps-up in Iqaluit on November 14th. Please note that the English focus group in Moncton scheduled for October 24 has been cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

Toronto Public Library Launches eBook And eMagazine Campaign

Orby ReadsToronto Public Library (TPL) has launched an advertising campaign to inform people about its selection of current, popular and free e-books and e-magazines. Commuters will see ads promoting TPL’s e-books and e-magazines on subways, streetcars and outdoor shelters. This is part of a long-term strategy to increase awareness of e-content. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th October 2013

Canadian Access To Information And Privacy Guardians Urge Government To Modernize Laws

Government of CanadaCanada’s access to information and privacy laws should be modernized in order to protect these important rights in the face of dramatic technological change and the demands of engaged citizens, said the country’s access to information and privacy guardians in a Joint Resolution issued today. In their resolution, Information and Privacy Commissioners and Ombudspersons from across the country urge federal, provincial and territorial governments to update their respective laws. They noted that recent revelations about government surveillance programs have heightened Canadians’ concerns about the erosion of their privacy rights and have prompted calls for increased transparency and greater oversight. Read the rest of this entry »

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