Learn about film policy

Canadian federal policies that deal with film are often connected to, or implicated in, other cultural policies, as well as to White Papers and the reports and recommendations of Royal Commissions. This policy timeline shows you some of the cause and effect of film policy at the federal level, as well as the connections between decisions and actions.

Since most Canadian films are seen by most Canadians on television, the film industry in Canada is always affected by legislation that regulates broadcast television. Changes to the Copyright Act affect the creators of content in the film industry. And, similarly, decisions with respect to the regulation of the Internet and digital technologies affect filmmakers as well.