Press release

Jun 11, 2015

CMPA congratulates Standing Committee for accepting its recommendations

CMPA Congratulates Standing Committee for Accepting its Recommendations and Urges the Minister of Canadian Heritage to Act Quickly

OTTAWA, June 11, 2015—The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) congratulates members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage across all party lines for their strong support of the feature film industry in Canada, and for accepting virtually all of its recommendations in its Report titled Review of the Feature Film Industry in Canadathat was tabled in the House of Commons yesterday.  CMPA urges the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Shelly Glover, as well as her officials and portfolio organizations to act as quickly as possible to implement those recommendations.

“From the start, Minister Glover has been a strong supporter of the film industry, as have Committee members.  I found all to be genuinely interested in and engaged with respect to the successes of Canada’s feature film industry as well as the challenges we continue to face,” said Michael Hennessy, the CMPA’s President and CEO.  “They clearly understand the economic, social and cultural value of film production in Canada by Canadians and how great film elevates the Canadian brand globally.”

The CMPA looks forward to working with all its government partners in the months ahead with a view to implementing the Committee’s recommendations.