Press release

Dec 13, 2019

CMPA statement on mandate letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

OTTAWA, December 13, 2019 — The Canadian Media Producers Association today issued the following statement in response to the Prime Minister’s updated mandate letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault.

“We welcome the federal government’s renewed commitment to implement updated legislation that promotes the production and exhibition of Canadian content by all players operating in the Canadian system, including foreign ‘internet giants.’ We also commend the government’s commitment to strengthen Canadian feature film by increasing funding for Telefilm Canada.”

“In addition, we offer our warmest congratulations to Julie Dabrusin for her appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and to Will Amos and Ali Ehsassi for their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. We look forward to working closely with parliamentarians in the months to come in our shared goal of benefiting Canadian audiences, and building a strong, sustainable media production ecosystem.”




The Canadian Media Producers Association is the national advocacy organization for independent producers, representing hundreds of companies engaged in the development, production, and distribution of English-language content made for television, cinema, and digital media channels. We work to promote the continued success of the Canadian production sector and to ensure a bright future for the diverse content made by our members for both domestic and international audiences.

For more information:

Kyle O’Byrne
Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA