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Proposed changes to Broadcasting Act have Indigenous producers cautiously optimistic – CBC

Bill C-10 would require Indigenous and Indigenous language programming

Nov 19, 2020

Proposed changes to Canada’s Broadcasting Act would require broadcasters to fund Indigenous productions and also provide content in Indigenous languages.

On Nov. 3, the Liberal government introduced Bill C-10, which proposes to amend the Broadcasting Act.

“I think it is a significant change for Indigenous creators in this country,” said Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault.

One key change in the bill is in the Broadcasting Policy for Canada. The current act mentioned the inclusion of Indigenous programming, but Guilbeault said the way it was worded said broadcasters would fund Indigenous productions if there was money available.

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