Anyone who loves Nelly Furtado is an honourary Canadian, right?
Trying to figure out whether peanut butter is Canadian almost broke her, but she answered correctly.
"Must-see TV" may prompt many sheep (and lemmings) to watch a specific TV show, but I can't be swayed by such trite words.
Jean-Pierre Blais had some direct words for the CBC as well.
Canada is one of Netflix's top three locations worldwide for TV production.
But charging a sales tax on Netflix seems fair to many.
How do you fund Canadian content in the digital age?
I'm going to bang on some more about the recent controversy about the CRTC (the Canadian TV/Radio regulatory body) and its proposal to loosen rules regarding importing talent to work on Canadian productions. I'm re-visiting it because folks in Canadian film/TV are angry and it's worth drawing more of the audience's attention to the matter.
One moment, I was in Spain, strolling the Passeig de Gracia, eating tapas and sipping red wine. The next, I was singing for Justin Bieber. Perhaps it was jet lag. Perhaps it was the parade of superheroes that casually strolled by me as I donned my Marie Antoinette wig. Either way, it was the most surreal evening of my life.
The digital revolution has brought many wonderful things. Canadians can plug into international events from the comfort of their own home or office, or from just about anywhere thanks to mobile devices. And the world, we hope, can do the same to find out about the great north -- Canada. The challenge, it seems, is in making sure there's Canadian content for the world to find and enjoy. Finding ways to balance the digital era with supporting local programming is key if Canada is going to continue to foster local democracy in communities.