How Canadians See Themselves

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The National Film Board arose from the Military Cameraman who brought back the films from the First World War and the Second which were land based in the theatres of Europe.

The second world war ending those nations from producing films and America’s Hollywood stepped in – and a treaty was made that Canada would not have a film industry, we’d do documentaries and be a service provider for American productions now and then. Canada is the only nation without screen quotas for theatres and we have loose ones for television, but radio there were CanCon rules and we have a music industry as a result, with Canadians no longer embarrassed to be famous inside of Canada or outside of it, eh.

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CBC was radio and television and it was the government’s mission to bring Canadians together in canadian culture coast to coast, which we got as basic cable, but mostly to ignore in favor of .. sorry.. favour of American shows and programs.

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In addition to Telefilm, which is a clearing house for productions in Canada there are provincial and territorial Film Commissions and many cities have a municipal level promotions productions coordinators.

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Canada vs America: Culture

Canada, America, Australia and New Zealand are nations arising from colonialism, instead of all the indigenous peoples of the world coming together as a United Nations, we have layers of civilizations mashed up in a living strata of Society Types, … Continue reading

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Canada’s Mosaic vs America’s Melting Pot

I had an interesting online conversation with a poster calling himself The Patriot that I wanted to share: Canada is a multi-cultural society and it’s time our holidays reflected that: there should be no civil holidays that are non-secular or … Continue reading

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America vs Canada: Sex in Politics

For their entertainment and edification, Americans have come to rely on politicians who get caught with live boys and dead girls… sometimes live girls … and watch the Stand By Your Man show. Is there anything so satisfying as watching … Continue reading

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Canada eh and Oh Canada

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O Canada: The “eh” ending

I have used the Canadianism “eh” at the end of spoken sentences going back to the 1980s. I have an older cousin who gets the credit for bringing it into the family realm from 1970s public high school. Canada is … Continue reading

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Canada to annex America?

I know that by population Canada is a smaller nation than the US of A. But it makes more sense for Canada to annex America than the other way around.   America was the nation that the idea of the … Continue reading

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