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Policy Speaker Series: Victor Rabinovitch - Is this cultural revolution for real?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Robert Sutherland Hall
Room: 138 Union St., room 202
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Speaker: Victor Rabinovitch, Adjunct Professor and Distinguished Fellow, School of Policy Studies. 

When Heritage Minister Melanie Joly in 2016 announced a review of all broadcasting and cultural policies, she said that “everything is on the table”. That’s a big deal, because Canada’s arts and cultural industries account for over 700,000 jobs and $53 billion in direct contribution to the GDP. Recently, the first stage of the review was announced, with promises of more funding in federal cultural programs and a controversial deal with Netflix.

So, is this that start of a cultural policy revolution? Does the Netflix deal bring substantial benefits to Canada? Is the government avoiding the challenge of a policy on the Internet and digital streaming? What’s for real in all of this?


Celia Russell
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