The CMPA has been working hard to advocate on behalf of our industry with candidates, and senior political staff associated with the election. Now, we need your help – our most valued advocacy ambassadors – to speak on behalf of the independent production sector.  


You can play an essential role in ensuring those individuals seeking public office fully appreciate the critical importance of our industry. This is your opportunity to shape the conversation about the future of Canada’s vibrant independent production sector and the federal government’s important role in achieving our collective goals.


Your voices matter. Take action:

Write Your Candidates

Meet Your Candidates

A second important step is following up with those candidates by requesting a meeting with them in your riding at your office or hosting them on your set this summer.


It is important to begin the meeting by sharing the size and scope of your production company, including where you are located, how many people you employ, the type of content you produce and where your content travels domestically and abroad.


Following this introduction, your can refer to the CMPA’s Talking Points, which were designed to equip you with key messages related to our requests of government.

We invite you to also connect with CMPA’s Director, Government and Policy Affairs, Emily Holtby who can assist you with booking and preparing for your meeting.


It is important to inform Emily of any conversations or meetings you have with candidates over the next few months so we can appropriately monitor our lobbying efforts internally.


Click on the image above to download the CMPA’s Talking Points.


With the summer parliamentary recess upon us, party leaders and incumbents are crisscrossing the country making announcements related to future government funding or releasing platform teasers. This section of the site is reserved for announcements related to our industry

Government announces a modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy

CMPA’s Director, Government & Policy Affairs, Emily Holtby, Vice-President Corporate & International Affairs, Susanne Vaas, Hon. Patty Hajdu, CMPA’s Director, Development & Corporate Affairs, Sarolta Csete and CMPA member, Ken Stewart celebrating the announcement. The CMPA mentorship program is a direct benefactor of the strategy.

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Playback | Canadian gov’t, Banff Unveil $2M Women-owned Business Fund

The program is aimed at encouraging and training female entrepreneurs to build and grow their businesses within various screen-based industries.

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The CMPA has formally submitted recommendations to each of the major party platform committees. They are each expected to release their full platforms in the coming months. As the platform commitments become available, the results related to our sector will be posted below.

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  • Digital media companies to play by the same rules as Canadian broadcasters by paying tax and supporting the creation of Canadian content
  • Increased funding for CBC and Radio-Canada
  • Stable and long-term funding for arts and cultures institutions to grow and promote Canada’s diverse cultures and histories.
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