CAPIC Submission to Strengthen Canadian Content in a Digital World
January 23, 2017
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Hon Mélanie Joly, PC MP Ministry of Canadian Heritage House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Re: CAPIC Submission to Strengthen Canadian Content in a Digital World
Dear Minister Joly:
I am writing to you on behalf of the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) in response to your request for consultations on strengthening Canadian content creation, discovery and exports in a digital world.
CAPIC is making this submission now because the Ministry did not initially respond to its inquiries and CAPIC was directed to the online submission portal after it was already closed. This initiative directly effects CAPIC and its image creator members, who support and create thousands of Canadian jobs. Given CAPIC’s longstanding and unique role in representing image creators, it was disappointing that CAPIC was not invited to contribute to this vital initiative and did not receive a timely response to its inquiries from the Ministry. CAPIC provides a distinct voice in representing stakeholders who are otherwise largely unrepresented in this process and trusts that it will not be overlooked again in the future.