Mélanie Joly

Mélanie Joly

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly playing the maracas
April 9, 2018
by FYI Staff

The annual $24-million budget is expected to be topped up with fresh funds that will target the realities Canada's music industry in the digital age.

CBC's new boss, Catherine Tait. Pic - Sean Kilpatrick, Canadian Press.
April 4, 2018
by David Farrell

In today's column: Catherine Tait [pictured] named the head of our national pubcaster, Torstar punches back at Postmedia, Trudeau exhibits indifference to indie news media, Spotify's new market cap is scary, Irving is Sirius, and how Amazon is undermining Trump's fortune.

Minister of Culture. Crédit photo: Benjamin Vachet
March 16, 2018
by External Source

The Heritage Minister is warning American internet giants to brace for new legislation that will crack down on threats to Canadian culture.

January 29, 2018
by David Farrell

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly has dished out $410M in cash over the past 24 months for a Wikipedia of culturally important stuff such as “intercultural understanding,” and a museum that has 600 canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft on display. Now some of Canada's loudest scribblers are pointing pencils at the gal with the deep purse and she has a quick fix: write another cheque.

January 22, 2018
by External Source

The international movement to push back against the Google/Facebook duopoly stems from a belated realization that, in the border-blurring digital era, old culture laws too often inadvertently imperil domestic media and the stories they tell. The playing field is perversely tilted.

Stephen LeDrew gonged by Bell
December 13, 2017
by David Farrell

A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.

Media Beat
November 6, 2017
by David Farrell

A column about media and the regulatory environment within and beyond Canada's borders.

Media Beat
October 13, 2017
by David Farrell

A column about media and the regulatory environment inside and beyond Canada's borders.

October 11, 2017
by David Farrell

In an editorial last week, David Farrell asked readers to fire back with what they think and, more important, what changes can be made to get future cultural policy on the right track.  Here’s what we have received so far.