CanCon Contributions & Quotas In a Digital Age

February 22, 2017

CanCon Contributions & Quotas In a Digital Age
A complete guide to the regulations on the table in Heritage Canada’s review

As part of Heritage Canada’s review of Canadian content in a digital age, various parties are proposing changes to how digital services are regulated and taxed. Proposals for a “Netflix tax,” an Internet Service Provider (ISP) tax and extending the kind of regulations that are currently in place for traditional TV to streaming services have been floated, drawing both support and criticism.

In a constantly changing industry where companies can be streaming services, ISPs and traditional broadcasters and TV service providers all at once, the impact of such changes will be complex. This report is the most comprehensive — but concise — primer you’ll find on the subject.

Sharp Wits & Busy Pens

May 20, 2016

It’s been 150 years since journalists arrived on Parliament Hill, covering Canada’s budding confederation. Sharp Wits & Busy Pens, written by current and former Parliamentary Press Gallery reporters, tracks the evolution from the days when political journalism was little more than a written transcript of debates. Close ties turned to clashes with government, booze flowed, scandal brewed, women broke down the door to membership and TV cameras arrived and reshaped how Canadians saw Parliament.

Il y a 150 ans cette année, les premiers journalistes arrivaient sur la colline parlementaire à Ottawa pour couvrir la Confédération naissante. Les coulisses de la Tribune, un ouvrage rédigé par d’actuels et anciens membres de la Tribune de la presse parlementaire, retrace l’histoire de cette institution depuis ses débuts, lorsque le journalisme politique n’aspirait guère plus qu’à retranscrire fidèlement les débats parlementaires. Avec force témoignages et anecdotes, Les coulisses plonge dans le récit d’amitiés et de conflits, d’abus d’alcool et de scandales éventés, de l’acceptation difficile des femmes et de l’arrivée de ces caméras de télévision ayant transformé la façon dont les Canadiens voient leur Parlement.

 

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Democracy, Terrorism and Killer Robots: Embassy News covers the 2015 Halifax International Security Forum

December 15, 2015

The Halifax International Security Forum is one of the world’s biggest gatherings of defence and security leaders. Participants at this year’s forum had a chance to rub shoulders with those representing mainly Western interests—even if discussions focused on how the West should deal with China, Russia and nonstate actors in Iraq and Syria.

This report is organized as a comprehensive, thematic look at the forum from the vantage point of an Embassy reporter on the ground at the conference. It includes extensive coverage published by Embassy as well as collections of key quotes from VIP participants.

With security concerns top of mind in Western democracies and in Canada, this roundup offers a look at the priorities of high-ranking members of the Canadian and American militaries, top policymakers and influential personalities.


 

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A Guide to Lobbyist Gifting Rules: Updated Edition

December 2, 2015

An updated 2015 guide to the rules of giving and receiving for federal lobbyists, bureaucrats and political staff and MPs.

Can you invite an MP or bureaucrat to your event or to sit at your table at a reception?

Can you serve lunch to a political staffer during a meeting?

Does a pen or travel mug with your association logo violate federal gifting regulation?

This report will help you navigate the world of gifting, helping you plan a strategy that will not leave you or elected officials in violation of the rules.


 

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Legislation of the 41st Parliament 1st & 2nd Session

November 30, 2015

A comprehensive guide of Government of Canada legislation introduced in the House of Commons and in the Senate of Canada during the 1st and 2nd session of the 41st Parliament, 2011-2015.


 

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Spinning History: A Witness to Harper’s Canada and 21st Century choices

June 15, 2015

Les Whittington

An unvarnished look at the Harper years and what lies ahead for Canadians

Veteran Toronto Star political and economics journalist Les Whittington has seen it all, and then some. In his new book, Spinning History, Whittington chronicles—with remarkable clarity and a cop-like, straight-up tone—the hallmarks of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government. It's a concise, well-written insider's guide on how the government has tried to change Canada over the last 10 years and it offers some suggestions for the future.

Charting the CBC's challenging present and uncertain future

February 22, 2015

Charting the CBC's challenging present and uncertain future: Where it has been and where it is going provides an insider profile of the struggles faced by Canada’s public broadcaster in the 21st century. The CBC has been in the spotlight in both chambers of Parliament bringing to light the threats in a demanding and ambitious media environment in Canada.