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CMPA applauds federal government’s 2024 budget


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Gamiela Fereg

Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications

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OTTAWA, April 16, 2024 – The Canadian Media Producers Association applauded the federal government this afternoon for its recognition of the importance of a diverse and vibrant Canadian audiovisual sector, in today’s federal budget.
“These investments come at a critical time as the industry continues to find its footing, following multiple years of turbulence and uncertainty,” noted Reynolds Mastin, President and CEO, CMPA. “Today’s budget is a win for creators and audiences alike, and I want to thank the Hon. Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the entire federal government for their ongoing support of Canada’s media production sector.”
The association noted the significant investments announced in the budget will help ensure a thriving media sector in the years ahead, and include:

  • $40 million over two years for the Canada Media Fund to continue to support media productions, including those led by equity-deserving groups
  • $42 million for CBC/Radio-Canada news and entertainment programming
  • $23 million over three years for The Toronto International Film Festival
  • Official inclusion in the budget of previously announced Telefilm Canada funding of $100 million over two years
  • Official inclusion in the budget of Indigenous Screen Office funding of $65 million over five years
  • And many additional investments to support Canadian media companies and creators, across the country


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. For 75 years, the CMPA has worked 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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Gamiela Fereg
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications, CMPA