Canadian Content Pierre Juneau

The Man Who Put the "Can" in CanCon

Pierre Juneau, the civil servant who pushed for Canadian Content regulations on the radio, died yesterday. When Canadian music does well now, we give the credit to Montreal's cheap rents or the star-making power of YouTube. It might be argued, though, that Juneau exercised more influence on Canadian culture from the 1960s through the 1980s than anyone else.