Canadian Content in a Digital World


When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:00 - 11:30

Where: University of Ottawa, Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave E Suite 12102

Rapidly changing tech and consumer behavior are calling for Canadian cultural policies that keep pace with our digital world.

The Government recently launched public consultations with consumers and content creators to help Canada's creative sector navigate this transformation. We think the upcoming federal review is an important opportunity to position Canada as a global leader.   

Join us for a big thinking discussion based on three new reports at odds on how to bring Canada’s cultural policies into the digital age from C.D. Howe Institute, Fraser Institute, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.


10:00 a.m.        Keynote address: Zarqa Nawaz, Creator, Little Mosque on the Prairie 

10:15 a.m.        Discussion: How do we bring Canada’s cultural policies into the digital age?
                         Moderated by Laura Payton, Online producer,
                           - John Anderson, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
                           - Benjamin Dachis, Associate Director, Research, C.D. Howe Institute
                           - Ferne Downey, President, ACTRA & International Federation of Actors
                           - Eric Y. Lapointe, Director, Just for Laughs

11:15 a.m.           Q & A from audience and webcast participants

11:25 a.m.           Closing remarks and coffee reception

For information: 

Darren Touch
Project Lead
613-238-7858 Ext: 220