Saturday, 15 July 2017

Rogers asks Ottawa to fold Canadian content funding into new agency, use tax credits instead of subsidies

Rogers asks Ottawa to fold Canadian content funding into new agency, use tax credits instead of subsidies
Canadian Press Sean Craig November 28, 2016 5:37 PM EST
Rogers Communications Inc. is calling on the federal government to change the way Canadian cultural content is supported by providing almost all funding through tax credits, and by amalgamating TeleFilm and the Canadian Media Fund into a new agency.
In its submission to the federal Department of Heritage’s consultation on “Canadian content in a digital world,” which the government is holding as it considers options to reform the regulatory framework behind Canada’s $46 billion media and culture industries, Rogers argues for the creation of a Canadian Content Investment Agency (CCIA).

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

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Monday, 10 July 2017

Peace Collective 

By: Rolla Bahsous

While the Canada 150 celebrations have come to an end, you may still want to own a peace of Canadian pride by visiting Peace Collective at Square One Shopping Center (or shopping online at 

Peace Collective is a brand that "enables Canadians to show pride in who they are and where they come from." 

The brand's products are carried at different retailers all over the GTA. The flagship store is located in downtown Toronto at 131 Ossington Ave.

A quick visit to the open concept space on the upper level of Square One will leave you feeling proud to be Canadian. Shirts for men, women, and children, all proudly display patriotic phrases like, "Canadian Built," "Home is Canada," and "Toronto VS Everybody."

The best part is when you buy something from Peace Collective, you know some of the proceeds are going to support a good cause. As written on the wall behind the register, "The purchase of every garment will allow us to support The Peace Foundation in providing two healthy meals and a snack to a Canadian child in need."

Near the back, you'll find lineups to try the pop-up, Peace Treats, where you can, "Treat yo' self" by devouring beautiful gourmet milkshakes that taste as good as they look. 

Peace Collective is currently a pop-up store in Square One and is slated to close in December 2017.

For more information, visit and


Rolla Bahsous is passionate about words and living a smart and healthy lifestyle. A testament to her passion for writing personifies itself with her book, Keeping Daisies, which was published in May 2011 with Life Rattle Press in Toronto. Rolla's professional writing experience covers a range of online publications, including entertainment and women's lifestyle magazines. 

Rolla's Masters degree in Theatre and Performance studies not only leaves her with an appreciation for creativity, but the ability to think outside the box. Her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Culture combines both theory and practice in digital communication and professional writing. 

When she's not writing, Rolla enjoys working out, theatre, coffee shops, and her all-time favourite guilty pleasure: soap operas. 
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