SODEC Financing Reform
Resolution #97: SODEC Financing Reform (Official French version)
SODEC is currently 100% financed by taxpayers' money. For example, its federal counterpart in the recording industry, Musicaction, receives part of its funding in the form of federal grants, and must pick up the rest with private business. Imposing the same model of funding to SODEC would be an excellent way of ensuring that public funds are not used exclusively to finance cinema productions that few Quebecers will look at or album songwriting only a few will buy and listen.
A CPQ government will transform SODEC in a private non-profit organization (NPO) and reduce public subsidies to allow the private sector to contribute more. In addition, the Québec Government contribution to SODEC become proportional to the amount of money it has received from the private sector.