Press release

Nov 20, 2019

CMPA welcomes new Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault

OTTAWA, November 20, 2019 — The Canadian Media Producers Association congratulated the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, following his appointment as Minister of Canadian Heritage this afternoon.

“The federal government’s support for our sector over the past four years has been both noticed and appreciated by Canada’s independent film, television and digital content producers,” noted the CMPA’s President and CEO Reynolds Mastin. “We look forward to collaborating with Minister Guilbeault, as the government continues the important work of updating federal legislation to support a modernized broadcasting and production ecosystem.”

The CMPA also took the opportunity to thank the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez for his important contributions to the screen-based production industry during his term as Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.

“Minister Rodriguez is a staunch and passionate advocate for Canada’s production sector,” added Mastin. “He has stood up time and again for Canadian creators by making it clear that foreign companies that profit from the Canadian broadcasting system must be mandated to support independent Canadian content production.”


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.

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