So this is the problem Canadians are facing with Americanisation(sp?). Quite funny.
It gets better - makes you feel like you are living in China behind the "Great Firewall": http://www.dailyhog.com/crtc_07192004_8221.asp
Heh, yes I have. It is translated in Québec. Quite different then the France version. Though, Americanisation is not to the same scale here. Québécois artist here are on the top of everything. And english channels have the least of the market share on tv. Let them be Canadian or Amnerican. Our own movies and TV shows are much more popular then any translated show or movie. Just look at the box office for here, or rthe TV ratings. And each are growing every year, as we have more of our own movies and artists. Contrary to the rest of the world, Americanisation is decreasing here.
You live in Montreal, meet people from outside. Most of my family watch Radio-Canada, TQS and TVA half the time. Movies wise, you are quite right. American movies win the lot. That most likely won't change. But if you look in the Québec Market alone, many Québec Films are tight competition to American Productions.
Everywhere I go, most have varied musique taste. Sure, clubing is Dance, Hip-hop, techno... But Québec Artist sell alot more albums now, then ever. Radio airs alot more Québec musique. Ours award shows have alot more viewers than any foreign award shows (including Canadian ones). And btw, at any moment of the day, more then 70% of viewers are watching french channels in Québec.
By the way, we buy alot more European and Asian cars then American cars. Eating American food? Are you always eating at a restaurant? I know I don't. And when I do, its at La Belle Province (when I choose fast food).
I don't have cable.
I have free to air with 20 or so channels.
Instead of dumping the CRTC dump your Cable or Satellite.
Of course the dump the CRTC brigade'rs could just watch lots of foreign stuff via their computers so I'm not sure what they are pretending to be so excited about.
Actually I will never buy another TV once they die here............
I am for keeping the CRTC but strengthening it. We should also have a national energy policy
and make decisions on who gets access to our resources and how much they can access.
We should have one price for Canadians and a world price. Come to think of it we could use
such an agency to dismantle some of the so called free trade deals and replace them with
fair trade deals. We should use the accesss to resources as a lever to who gets what and how
much we pay.but then I'm an economic nationalist who believes in Canada first