Over at TV, Eh! I have compared the Conservative, NDP, Liberal and Green platforms on culture, to the extent they have them. I’ve also incorporated additional points from the NDP and Liberals from the Screen-Industries Debate yesterday as well as a few points I’ve received from direct questions to the parties. I’ll update the post if I receive additional info and let everyone know if there’s more there.
If you work in digital media you are likely disappointed by the lack of discussion of your issues. There have been brief references to a National Digital Strategy (by the NDP) and to digital being part of the CBC’s mandate (by the Liberals) but nothing specifically addressing the sector. As outlined by Sasha Boersma in her blog post, some digital media issues overlap with mainstream issues while others are very specific to that sector. The only way to become part of the discussion (for these and other cultural issues) is to ask candidates and parties where they stand – in person, by email, on twitter etc. These are the last few days of the campaign but every party wants your vote.
Please do vote October 19th (or October 9 – 12th in the Advance Polls).
UPDATE: The Canadian Media Production Association compiled their own list of party promises including a lovely and handy one page chart here. Also, the NDP have released a fully costed platform and you can find the costing for the cultural promises on page 70.