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Old 09-06-2018, 06:35 PM
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It seems that Trudeau wants a deal with the US and Mexico, except when it comes to "cultural exceptions"....

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...fta-talks.html

Really!! Come on now. When I lived in Canada I could not believe that Canada had a Canadian content rule!! Are Canadians that insecure in their culture that they need to limit ideas and content from abroad??

Really...now. If I was still living in Canada I would be livid. Canada is a fine country. I am sure that you do not need "cultural exceptions" to survive as a independent country.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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Racist? Whatever...

In any event, I enjoy listening to the Canadian music I likely otherwise wouldn't hear on the radio if the plaque that is iHeart radio was allowed to propagate unimpeded across Canada as they have in the US.

Kinda sucks sometimes when i can't watch certain Netflix shows or access video feed from news sites, but otherwise it doesn't bother me.

In short, if we allowed unfettered US access to radio, TV etc we would end up with the same vanilla cr*p Americans have to put up with. At least our cr*p employs Canadians.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Racist? Whatever...

In any event, I enjoy listening to the Canadian music I likely otherwise wouldn't hear on the radio if the plaque that is iHeart radio was allowed to propagate unimpeded across Canada as they have in the US.

Kinda sucks sometimes when i can't watch certain Netflix shows or access video feed from news sites, but otherwise it doesn't bother me.

In short, if we allowed unfettered US access to radio, TV etc we would end up with the same vanilla cr*p Americans have to put up with. At least our cr*p employs Canadians.
That has nothing to do with Canadian content law, but copyright law. People in the US can't watch CBC live on their app for example. Also there are shows that are on Canadian Netflix that aren't on US Netflix.

The rest I agree with.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:47 PM
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You have a government run TV and radio broadcast network that blankets the entire country. And on top of that you have a 50% (this was true in the 70’s and assume true today) Canadian content rule.
It has nothing to do with Iheart....it has to do with the 50% Canadian content rule. Which reflects the British Canada and to a lesser extent French Canada. The immigrants to Canada are NOT represented since that is NOT Canadian content in many cases.

What is it with Canadian nationalism? Really, Trudeau calls Trump a nationalist!! Trump has never proposed limits on foreign content in the US. SONY owns the major recording and film studio in the US.

How can Trudeau call Trump a nationalist with a straight face??

One of my disappointments of living in Canada was the insistence on CANADIAN values...like the Queen, Canadian content like bad music and books, and Government censorship over news reporting.

As a immigrant, and talking to other immigrants it was become white-toast Canadian or to a much lesser extent white-toast French-Canadian.

Canada needs to become less nationalistic and more welcoming to its immigrants and embrace diversity. I won’t even raise the issue of the First Nations treatment in Canada.

Trump pushing Canada into the 21st century...one trade negotiation at a time.
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Old 09-07-2018, 06:04 PM
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You have a government run TV and radio broadcast network that blankets the entire country. And on top of that you have a 50% (this was true in the 70ís and assume true today) Canadian content rule.
It has nothing to do with Iheart....it has to do with the 50% Canadian content rule. Which reflects the British Canada and to a lesser extent French Canada. The immigrants to Canada are NOT represented since that is NOT Canadian content in many cases.

What is it with Canadian nationalism? Really, Trudeau calls Trump a nationalist!! Trump has never proposed limits on foreign content in the US. SONY owns the major recording and film studio in the US.

How can Trudeau call Trump a nationalist with a straight face??

One of my disappointments of living in Canada was the insistence on CANADIAN values...like the Queen, Canadian content like bad music and books, and Government censorship over news reporting.

As a immigrant, and talking to other immigrants it was become white-toast Canadian or to a much lesser extent white-toast French-Canadian.

Canada needs to become less nationalistic and more welcoming to its immigrants and embrace diversity. I wonít even raise the issue of the First Nations treatment in Canada.

Trump pushing Canada into the 21st century...one trade negotiation at a time.
Iíll bite

Canada is in a much different position than the USA
Canada is the little guy next to big guy....big guy can easily swamp little guy ....
USA doesnít need content % rules,
USA, being the big guy....doesnít need to impose limits on foreign content...
in fact the USA provides entertainment contents for the
entire world...

As for immigrants and visible minorities....Canada has come a long was since you lived in Canada
back in the 1970s.

Watch closely at canadian TV commercials, you will see many more visible minorities than in the
past, also, here in the Toronto area, when I watch local newscasts I see reporters and anchors
that now reflect the diversity that is Toronto, another very positive development.
However, when I watch Buffalo newscasts, I still see mostly whites with a couple black reporters,
almost zero asians. Granted, Buffalo is not exactly on the same diversity level as Toronto.

As for for First Nations, I donít think the USA has done much better in terms of treatment.
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:03 PM
 
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As for for First Nations, I donít think the USA has done much better in terms of treatment.
Well you don't have to treat them as well if you slaughter them all in the first place.
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Old 09-08-2018, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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You have a government run TV and radio broadcast network that blankets the entire country. And on top of that you have a 50% (this was true in the 70ís and assume true today) Canadian content rule.
It has nothing to do with Iheart....it has to do with the 50% Canadian content rule. Which reflects the British Canada and to a lesser extent French Canada. The immigrants to Canada are NOT represented since that is NOT Canadian content in many cases.

What is it with Canadian nationalism? Really, Trudeau calls Trump a nationalist!! Trump has never proposed limits on foreign content in the US. SONY owns the major recording and film studio in the US.

How can Trudeau call Trump a nationalist with a straight face??

One of my disappointments of living in Canada was the insistence on CANADIAN values...like the Queen, Canadian content like bad music and books, and Government censorship over news reporting.

As a immigrant, and talking to other immigrants it was become white-toast Canadian or to a much lesser extent white-toast French-Canadian.

Canada needs to become less nationalistic and more welcoming to its immigrants and embrace diversity. I wonít even raise the issue of the First Nations treatment in Canada.

Trump pushing Canada into the 21st century...one trade negotiation at a time.
How very trollish of you...
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:03 AM
 
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You have a government run TV and radio broadcast network that blankets the entire country. And on top of that you have a 50% (this was true in the 70’s and assume true today) Canadian content rule.
It has nothing to do with Iheart....it has to do with the 50% Canadian content rule. Which reflects the British Canada and to a lesser extent French Canada. The immigrants to Canada are NOT represented since that is NOT Canadian content in many cases.

What is it with Canadian nationalism? Really, Trudeau calls Trump a nationalist!! Trump has never proposed limits on foreign content in the US. SONY owns the major recording and film studio in the US.

How can Trudeau call Trump a nationalist with a straight face??

One of my disappointments of living in Canada was the insistence on CANADIAN values...like the Queen, Canadian content like bad music and books, and Government censorship over news reporting.

As a immigrant, and talking to other immigrants it was become white-toast Canadian or to a much lesser extent white-toast French-Canadian.

Canada needs to become less nationalistic and more welcoming to its immigrants and embrace diversity. I won’t even raise the issue of the First Nations treatment in Canada.
Sounds like you Voted for trump. I'm not seeing much diversity at those trumps rallies if you are holding up trumps America as an example of diversity.
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Old 09-08-2018, 07:20 AM
 
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Sounds like you Voted for trump. I'm not seeing much diversity at those trumps rallies if you are holding up trumps America as an example of diversity.
Haaar! Of more import to Canadians, was the rally crowd actually cheering the buffoon when he stated he could ruin Canada.

I remember a significant sample of American butthurt against Muslims was premised upon the fallacy that they were observed cheering from the rooftops when those planes hit their buildings.

Now Canada must absorb the fact that for some Americans, the ruination of Canada at their hands would be laudable.

These are interesting times indeed.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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You have a government run TV and radio broadcast network that blankets the entire country. And on top of that you have a 50% (this was true in the 70’s and assume true today) Canadian content rule.
It has nothing to do with Iheart....it has to do with the 50% Canadian content rule. Which reflects the British Canada and to a lesser extent French Canada. The immigrants to Canada are NOT represented since that is NOT Canadian content in many cases.

What is it with Canadian nationalism? Really, Trudeau calls Trump a nationalist!! Trump has never proposed limits on foreign content in the US. SONY owns the major recording and film studio in the US.

How can Trudeau call Trump a nationalist with a straight face??

One of my disappointments of living in Canada was the insistence on CANADIAN values...like the Queen, Canadian content like bad music and books, and Government censorship over news reporting.

As a immigrant, and talking to other immigrants it was become white-toast Canadian or to a much lesser extent white-toast French-Canadian.

Canada needs to become less nationalistic and more welcoming to its immigrants and embrace diversity. I won’t even raise the issue of the First Nations treatment in Canada.

Trump pushing Canada into the 21st century...one trade negotiation at a time.
I think I can speak for some here, and thank-you. Thank-you for leaving Canada. I for one am glad you and your so called " values " are in a better place. Your ignorance is astounding...like you think it's the 1970's still.
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