Canadian New Media fund RIP?

Telefilm’s $14million fund to help support Canadian digital content creation might not exist after March 2009. Canada’s current government is rumoured to be pulling out of the initiative, clearly in an effort to reduce this country’s ability to compete internationally on a burgeoning business. Sadly, this current government sees digital media as frivolous art rather than a viable industry with worldwide implications.

As this country is set to have an (illegal) election to choose a new PM, I hope all Canadians consider this government‘s investment strategy before placing their vote.

If you want your voice heard, September 25 is National Digital Media Day in Canada. Join the social media network on Facebook or on Ning.