Cultural Diversity and COVID-19: The Road to Recovery

UNESCO will hold the second ResiliArt debate in partnership with the International Federation of Coalitions for Cultural Diversity on May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Paris time). The containment measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic have severely affected the creative sectors,…

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Support for the cultural sector is growing around the world… unevenly

We quickly realized that the cultural sector was going to suffer enormously from the Covid-19 pandemic. A multitude of shows, performances, festivals, film shoots, book fairs and other cultural events were cancelled, and many cultural spaces, bookstores, cinemas and museums…

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Culture in times of pandemic: a remedy that needs to be taken care of

On April 22, UNESCO organized the first virtual meeting of Ministers of Culture. The meeting lasted more than seven hours and gave the floor to 130 ministers from all continents. The IFCCD team attended the meeting and was thus able to improve its monitoring of measures…

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“Canada’s Communications Future” Report: Important Recommendations for Cultural Sovereignty

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) congratulates the members of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel for their important contribution to the modernization of legislation governing Canada's communications sector. The CDCE…

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CDCE Welcomes Appointment of New Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) would like to congratulate Steven Guilbeault on his appointment as head of the Department of Canadian Heritage. “We are very pleased to welcome Minister Steven Guilbeault as head of the Department of Canadian…

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The CDCE congratulates the newly elected members of the House of Commons and invites them to act quickly to save our culture

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) congratulates the MPs elected on Monday, October 21, 2019, and invites them to take note of the important mobilization of the cultural sector during the election campaign. The Coalition, made up of organizations such…

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Positions of political parties on culture

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDCE) launched the SaveOurCulture.ca campaign on August 20 to ensure that its main recommendations to protect and promote the diversity of online cultural expressions are adopted by political parties during the election…

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Our music is under serious threat: let’s act!

More than 200 authors, composers, performers, producers, publishers, managers and other music professionals have signed an open letter expressing their concern about the deterioration of working conditions and remuneration in music and calling for our laws to apply fairly to…

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The Future of Media and Common Challenges with the Cultural Sector

The Commission’s hearings on the Future of the News Media could not have come at a better time to analyze the media crisis. The imminent bankruptcy announcement of the Capitales Médias Group offers a very concrete example of what this crisis can generate in terms of loss…

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Comments from the CDCE in the context of the consultation on Future accession negotiations of the CPTPP

The CDCE thanks Global Affairs Canada for holding the current consultations that allow it to communicate its concerns and recommendations for negotiations on possible accessions to the Global and Progressive Agreement Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). In the following pages,…

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Our culture is under a high-speed threat and it’s time to act!

About twenty cultural organizations that are members of the Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, representing authors, artists, creators, professionals and cultural entrepreneurs in Canada and Quebec, are co-signatories of this open letter. Canadians are…

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CDCE Recommendations to Federal Political Parties

The Coalition for the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (CDEC) brings together the main French- and English-speaking professional organizations in the cultural sector in Canada. The Government of Canada has announced that it will review the Copyright Act, the Telecommunications…

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