A Short List Of Liberal Party Cultural Promises

Here are some of the planks of interest that the Liberals pledged to tackle in the run-up to the election:

1 - To expedite Copyright Board decisions and remove excessive red tape from the review process.

2 - Ongoing  support for current Canadian content and local programming obligations of Canadian broadcasters and recognition of the need to modernize the Broadcasting Act.

3 - A review of Copyright Modernization Act with more emphasis placed on views expressed by creators that were suppressed by the Conservative-drafted legislation.

4 - Restoring the PromArt and Trade Routes cultural export trade programs (cut by the Conservatives) to the tune of $25 million a year.

5 - Stabilizing the CBC/Radio Canada with $525 million investment over four years.

6 - Bolstering cultural infrastructure to the tune of $6 billion over 4 years, and almost $20 billion over 10 years.

7 - Extending protection for compositions and songs for composers and songwriters from the life of the composer plus 70 years (from 50).


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