24 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to B.C. Legislature, John Horgan, Dan Ashton, Harry Bains, Donna Barnett, Lisa Beare, Garry Begg, Mike Bernier, Shirley Bond, Jagrup Brar, Stephanie Cadieux, Spencer Chandra Herbert, Katrina Chen, Raj Chouhan, George Chow, Doug Clovechok, Rich Coleman, Katrine Conroy, Bob D'Eith, Judy Darcy, Dan Davies, Michael de Jong, Mitzi Dean, Adrian Dix, Doug Donaldson, David Eby, Mable Elmore, Mike Farnworth, Rob Fleming, Eric Foster, Scott Fraser, Sonia Furstenau, Simon Gibson, Rick Glumac, George Heyman, Marvin Hunt, Joan Isaacs, Carole James, Jas Johal, Ravi Kahlon, Anne Kang, Leonard Eugene Krog, Greg Kyllo, Linda Larson, Michael Lee, Ronna-Rae Leonard, Norm Letnick, Bowinn Ma, Melanie Mark, John Martin, Peter Milobar, Mike Morris, Michelle Mungall, Coralee Oakes, Adam Olsen, Ian Patton, Darryl Plecas, Mary Polak, Lana Popham, Bruce Ralston, Tracy Redies, Linda Reid, Jennifer Rice, Selina Robinson, Ellis Ross, Janet Routledge, Doug Routley, John Rustad, Tom Shypitka, Nicholas Simons, Shane Simpson, Jinny Sims, Rachna Singh, Michelle Stilwell, Todd Stone, Jordan Sturdy, Sam Sullivan, Ralph Sultan, Jackie Tegart, Steve Thomson, Jane Thornthwaite, Laurie Throness, Claire Trevena, Teresa Wat, Andrew Weaver, Andrew Wilkinson, John Yap

End Ticket Scalping in B.C.

One signature can save you hundreds of dollars in the future. All too often, concerts and sporting events sell tickets out in minutes. Not much later you can find the tickets on craigslist and other websites for double to triple what the face value of the ticket is.  This not only damages the entertainment culture of our province, but it also makes it difficult for low income families and individuals to attend events. This practice benefits nobody but the selfish, greedy people who take part in the inflated reselling of these tickets.  As of now, B.C. has no laws preventing the resale of tickets. What we aim to do with this petition, is ask the Legislative Assembly to pass a law prohibiting the resale of event tickets for more than their face value. As well, minimum fines of $500 can help towards paying for enforcement of the new law. Please help by signing this petition!  

Concerned Citizen
37 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Minister of Heritage Melanie Joly, Bell Media

Update: Sign new House of Commons petition to reverse CRTC & save MuchFACT/Bravo!FACT

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The CRTC decision cancelling MuchFACT & Bravo!FACT is now officially being appealed! Please sign the House of Commons petition to send this ruling back for review and reversal. AVIS IMPORTANT : La décision du CRTC d’annuler les sources de financement de MuchFact et Bravo!Fact est maintenant officiellement en appel. SVP, signez la pétition à la Chambre des Communes afin que cette décision soit révisée et renversée. *LE FRANÇAIS SUIT/ FRENCH FOLLOWS* This week, buried in hundreds of pages of broadcast licensing regulations, CRTC Chair Jean-Pierre Blais announced the decision to kill two of Canada's most important sources of financing for music videos and short films - Bravo!FACT and MuchFACT. These production funds help many of our country's top creative talent cut their teeth in film & television, not to mention promote and celebrate hundreds of our nations top recording artists and performers. Music videos and shorts open the first door in the industry for so many young, dynamic and diverse filmmakers, actors, artists and creators. We call on Minister of Heritage Mélanie Joly to reverse this shortsighted and destructive decision by the CRTC. We call on Bell Media to recommit to Canadian talent and diversity of voices, continuing to provide grants for the independent short-form production. Please do the right thing, even though you're now under no obligation to, and keep MuchFACT and Bravo!FACT alive when your new licenses kick in next year. Please keep a steady stewardship in cultivating and nurturing our country's emerging, dynamic artists and vital storytellers. Because without them, we have no industry here. The money put into developing them now, creates the next huge TV hit or ratings sensation later. It also grows our industry, economy and cultural diversity. Doing the right thing can be the right corporate thing as well. Be the cultural leader that you've been and let the new crop of filmmakers and storytellers have a chance and a mandate. Now is the time to show your commitment to Canadian culture.                      ************************************************** Cette semaine, Jean-Pierre Blais, président du CRTC, a annoncé la fin de deux des plus grandes sources de financement pour les vidéoclips et les courts métrages produits au Canada, soit BravoFACT et MuchFACT; cette décision pourrait presque passer inaperçue parmi des centaines de pages de règlements sur les licences des diffuseurs. Ces fonds de production permettent à beaucoup de nos plus talentueux créateurs de faire leurs premiers pas dans le monde du film et de la télévision, en plus de favoriser la promotion des meilleurs artistes de la scène et du disque. Les vidéoclips et les courts métrages ouvrent les portes de l’industrie à nombre de jeunes et dynamiques cinéastes, acteurs, artistes et créateurs qui représentent la diversité de notre pays. Nous demandons que la ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly, annule cette décision du CRTC, car ce manque de vision à long terme fera des ravages. Nous demandons à Bell Média de renouveler son engagement envers le talent et la diversité des voix d’ici en continuant d’offrir des subventions aux courts métrages indépendants. Plus rien ne vous y oblige, mais nous comptons sur vous pour prendre la bonne décision et préserver MuchFACT et BravoFACT lorsque vos nouvelles licences entreront en vigueur l’an prochain. Nous comptons sur vous pour continuer à prendre soin de nos dynamiques artistes émergents et de nos irremplaçables conteurs. Sans eux, notre industrie est vouée à disparaître. Investir dans leur avenir aujourd’hui contribue à la création des succès de demain. Cet investissement profite aussi à l’industrie, à notre économie ainsi qu’à notre diversité culturelle. Prendre la bonne décision, c’est aussi un avantage pour vous en tant qu’entreprise. Demeurez un leader culturel en donnant la chance aux nouveaux cinéastes et conteurs de se tailler une place.   Le moment est venu de montrer votre dévouement à la culture canadienne.  

DGC National
11,058 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Instagram, Facebook

Make Instagram Chronological Again

On March 15, 2016, Instagram blogged that they will be changing the order of your feed to show the moments that *they* think you care about the most, rather than displaying your feed in chronological order. They say: "The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post. As we begin, we’re focusing on optimizing the order — all the posts will still be there, just in a different order. If your favorite musician shares a video from last night’s concert, it will be waiting for you when you wake up, no matter how many accounts you follow or what time zone you live in. And when your best friend posts a photo of her new puppy, you won’t miss it. We’re going to take time to get this right and listen to your feedback along the way. You’ll see this new experience in the coming months." --- --- --- Is this something that the community really wants? After what happened when Facebook switched to algorithm-based feeds, it's certainly not something that small business' will want! At the very least, shouldn't the community be able to opt-in, rather than having it mandated that this is how we will now see our feed? Instagram have advised they will listen to our feedback so that they get this right. So, if you DO NOT want your feed to be presented in an order that you don't have any control over and would prefer to have it presented in the current chronological format or - AT LEAST - have the choice to sort your feed the way you want, please sign the petition so that Instagram & Facebook can take our feedback on board.

Course Course
11,445 supporters