The protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expression

There were muted cries of booya! in certain circles when this was passed yesterday:

“That, in view of the ratification by Canada of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, the House insist that the government, its departments and agencies maintain the program policies and regulations in support of Canada’s artistic sector and cultural industries, in particular, by maintaining or enhancing: (a) existing Canadian cultural content requirements; (b) current restrictions on foreign ownership in the cultural sector; and (c) financial support for public broadcasting in both official languages.”

Seen as laying the groundwork for the CBC’s upcoming mandate review, it was passed by a vote of 155 to 121.

1 comment

  1. Anonymous
    Posted June 2, 2006 at 5:21 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I read through the transcription of the various MPs speeches on this motion… very interesting.

    Rob Anders (Conservative MP for Calgary West)is an idiot. I thought that before, but his comments confirmed it in a big way.

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