The death of CanCon vs. the need for its rebirth

Regulations by the CRTC mandating that broadcasters feature a certain percentage of Canadian content (“CanCon”) are obsolete and should be dismantled. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is charged with the task of upholding Canada’s Broadcasting Act. They claim to work to provide Canadians with a vast array of programming that reflect Canadian values, …

Jean-François Lisée as PQ leader: good or bad news for federalists?

The election of Jean-François Lisée as leader of the Parti Québécois is good news for federalists. It was a memorable night in Quebec politics: the Parti Québécois, struggling to remain relevant following its historic 2014 loss and abysmal poll numbers under former leader Pierre Karl Péladeau, voted to elect a new leader. With their dreams …