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10/01/2015 - 11:33
As part of MUTEK_IMG, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Digital Studio and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership have announced that they are joining forces to launch a call for ideas for an interactive artwork designed for public spaces. The winning project will be on display in Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles in the summer of 2017.
09/30/2015 - 14:27
Five National Film Board of Canada (NFB) interactive projects, including two co-productions, will be part of the programming lineup for I LOVE TRANSMEDIA, the digital culture festival that starts tomorrow at the Gaîté lyrique arts centre in Paris. HIGHRISE, Bear 71, A Journal of Insomnia, Interactive Haiku, and Way to Go will be shown in a retrospective exhibition of 12 interactive works entitled 2005‒2015: 10 Years of Web Creation, one of the festival's events. The fourth edition will also include a presentation of student projects and industry panels and conferences. I LOVE TRANSMEDIA runs from October 1–4, 2015.
09/30/2015 - 12:55
The NFB will be at MIPCOM (October 5‒8), the world's entertainment content market, with a strong fall lineup that includes acclaimed releases, just launched at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), as well as a slate of just-signed deals.

“Good news for our injured veterans”


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, said he was pleased the Conservative Government will not appeal the Federal Court's ruling against the practice of clawing back long-term disability benefits from injured veterans.

"The Government has taken the time to carefully review the Federal Court decision," said Strahl. "I'm glad the Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Veterans Affairs have determined that the decision should not be appealed."

On May 1st, 2012, the Federal Court ruled that the longstanding practice of offsetting Pension Act disability benefits from the Service Income Security Insurance Plan (SISIP) Long Term Disability (LTD) income was in breach of the SISIP LTD Insurance Policy.

SISIP Long Term Disability is a premium based insurance program that provides financial benefits and vocational rehabilitation to medically releasing Canadian Forces members or members who take a voluntary release but qualify as being totally disabled.

The Government also announced it would harmonize disability benefits at Veterans Affairs to reflect the planned changes to Service Income Security Insurance Plan. With these changes, Veterans Affairs' disability pension will no longer be deducted from the Earnings Loss Benefit, as will be the case with the War Veterans Allowance and the Canadian Forces Income Support Benefit.


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