Magazines Canada takes a stand on numerous issues affecting the Canadian magazine industry, including government competition, taxes, recycling-related fees and more.
Magazines Canada is committed to government action and maintains a continuous lobbying presence with all levels of government. From government funding and postal issues to privacy legislation and more, we are driven by member concerns and ensure political decision-makers understand the industry's position on important issues. Magazines Canada is committed to working with the government, making sure that support programs are well-targeted, meet their objectives and use public funds responsibly.
Communicating with Parliament
Magazines Canada aggressively engages with Members of Parliament on the major issues affecting the industry through face-to-face meetings with the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Minister responsible for Canada Post Corporation, key political and bureaucratic staff, key Cabinet Ministers and MPs. Magazines Canada maintains continuous contact with decision-makers to ensure that the needs of the magazine sector are understood and addressed.
Policy and Program Development
Magazines Canada is the voice of the industry in policy discussion and development. We participated vigorously in the consultation process that led to the creation of the new Canada Periodical Fund. We continue to work closely with the Department of Canadian Heritage to ensure that magazines' concerns are front and centre and that this new program is as effective as possible for the sector as a whole. Magazines Canada is very active in other important policy discussions of interest to the Canadian magazine industry, such as copyright reform and e-commerce.