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Canadians love their documentaries and DOC believes they should have access to them on their airwaves! DOC supports broadcasters that commission, exhibit and promote Canadian independent documentaries but these broadcasters are on the verge of extinction. Vertical integration has consolidated media ownership and our media landscape is dominated by a small number of large corporate groups whose interest lies more with the bottom line than meeting the objectives of the Broadcasting Act.

 

Documentary is a Canadian art form, and it is the best way for Canadian ideas to be expressed and shared. As such, we strongly promote the view that public broadcasters should play an active role in supporting the production and dissemination of documentaries.

DOC Response to Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World
November 28th, 2016

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) participated in the Ministry of Canadian Heritage's Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World (#DigiCanCon) held during the Fall of 2106. On November 25th, DOC submitted its official response to the Consultations on Canadian Content in a Digital World.

Click here to read DOC's official response.

CAVCO Public Notices 2016-01 and 2016-03
May 18th, 2016

On May 18th, DOC submitted its response to CAVCO Public Notice 2016-01 (Call for Comments: Definitions for Ineligible Genres of Production for the Purpose of the Federal Film or Video Production Tax Credit Programs) and 2016-03 (Call for Comments: Eligible Platforms Which Can Be Used to Meet the "Shown in Canada" Requirement of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit). Click here to read DOC's official response to these Public Notices.

DOC Responds to Senate Report on CBC
July 27th, 2015

On July 27, 2015, DOC issued the following Press Release in response to the recently issued Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications on the future of the CBC. Click here to read the full Press Release.

DOC writes to the Premier of Ontario, expressing its support of TVO's decision to make Pipe Trouble available on its web site
April 3rd, 2013

April 3 2013

DOC writes to Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, expressing its support of TVO's decision to make the interactive game Pipe Trouble available on its web site. To read more about this issue, click here. DOC also sent a letter to Liz Sandals, Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario to further express support of TVO. To read it, click here.

CMPA negotiates Terms of Trade with Astral, Bell Media, Rogers and Shaw
July 7th, 2011

July 7 2011

The CMPA has successfully negotiated Terms of Trade with Astral, Bell Media, Rogers and Shaw. Click here to read the Terms of Trade.

DOC writes to the Saskatchewan government concerning SCN closure
March 30th, 2010

March 30, 2010

DOC writes to the Saskatechwan government concerning the announced SCN
 closure. Read more here.

DOC presents on Terms of Trade at the 2008 Doc Summit
May 29th, 2008

DOC presents on Terms of Trade at the 2008 Doc Summit. To view Danijel Margetic and Andrea Nemtin’s presentation on Terms of Trade at the DOC Summit please click here.

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