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Following years of anticipation, months of consultation and debate, and the longest ever study conducted by a Senate committee, Bill C-11 (the Online Streaming Act) has passed the Houses of Parliament and will receive Royal Assent.

TORONTO, OCTOBER 24, 2022 – Today, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Directors Guild of Canada jointly announced the successful conclusion of negotiations, resulting in an agreement in principle on the terms for a new Standard Agreement.

OTTAWA, FEBRUARY 3, 2023 — Yesterday Bill C-11 passed third reading in the Senate. We have long called for the government to modernize Canada’s outdated broadcasting legislation, and this takes us one step closer to that goal.

OTTAWA, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022 – The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today commended the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriquez, and the federal cabinet for referring the CBC licence renewal decision back to the CRTC for its reconsideration.

TORONTO, August 4, 2022 — The Canadian Media Producers Association today opened applications for the 2022 Indiescreen Awards, announcing that the prize money for the awards will be increased to $20,000 for the Established Producer category, and $10,000 for the Kevin Tierney Emerging Producer category.

TORONTO, June 6, 2022 – The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) and the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today announced that an 18-month extension to the CMPA/WGC Independent Production Agreement (IPA) has been ratified by both parties. The current IPA will now expire on December 31, 2023.

TORONTO, May 26, 2022 –The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced the promotion of Sean Porter to Vice-President, National Industrial Relations and Counsel.

OTTAWA, May 10, 2022 — The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) today launched a new advocacy campaign that urges the federal government to update Canada’s outdated broadcasting legislation by passing Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act.

TORONTO, May 26, 2022 –The Canadian Media Producers Association today announced the promotion of Sean Porter to Vice-President, National Industrial Relations and Counsel.

VANCOUVER, April 27, 2022 – The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) today issued the following statement in response to DGC BC’s strike notice: