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Canada’s independent producers thank Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, and welcome new Minister of Canadian Heritage Pascale St-Onge

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Gamiela Fereg

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OTTAWA, July 26, 2023 —Today, the CMPA released the following statement thanking the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez for his work as Minister of Canadian Heritage:

“We thank Minister Rodriguez for his strong support of Canada’s independent film and television production sector, and his heroic efforts to secure the passage of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act. The federal government’s commitment to modernize Canada’s Broadcasting Act will level the playing field for domestic broadcasters, creators and independent producers, and will ensure that more Canadian stories are seen on screens at home and abroad.

We also welcome incoming Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, and look forward to working with her as she continues the government’s legacy of steadfast support for Canada’s media production sector.”

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ABOUT THE CMPA
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. cmpa.ca. cmpa.ca

For more information:

Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA
gamiela.fereg@cmpa.ca