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  Canadian content - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Canadian content (cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable/satellite specialty channels) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada.
In 2006, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, in a submission to the CRTC, proposed a reduction in Canadian content regulation to 25 per cent, arguing that conventional radio was facing increased competition from alternative music sources such as Internet radio, satellite radio and iPods.
In another submission, however, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting argued that the Canadian broadcasting industry is in a healthy position and did not need to have the Canadian content rules relaxed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_content   (2236 words)

 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Canadian content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Canadian media regulation The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC, in French Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established in 1968 by the Canadian Parliament to replace the Board of Broadcast Governors.
Canadian content (cancon or can-con) refers to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission requirements that radio and television broadcasters (including cable TV networks) must air a certain percentage of content that was at least partly written, produced, presented, or otherwise contributed to by persons from Canada.
However, many Canadian artists complain that radio stations meet their Canadian content quotas by playing artists who have already achieved popularity first in the United States, although some proponents of the system credit it for the success of artists such as Avril Lavigne.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Canadian-content   (4850 words)

 Canadian cultural protectionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sharing a large border and (for the majority) a common language with the United States, Canada faces a difficult position in regard to American culture, be it direct attempts at the Canadian market or the general diffusion of American culture in the globalized media arena.
In its inception, the quota system said that 45% of all content broadcast on the airwaves must be Canadian in origin.
The report also looked at Canadian children's general knowledge of their government and most could not identify the Canadian head of state (Queen Elizabeth II) and the basis for Canada's law and founding (the British North America Act 1867).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canadian_cultural_protectionism   (665 words)

 Canadian Content Rules
The resulting Canadian content rules, which came to be known as "Cancon," were devised to stimulate Canada's cultural production by ensuring greater exposure for Canadian artists in Canada's marketplaces.
Private television licensees generally must achieve a yearly Canadian content level of at least 60 per cent overall, measured over the course of the entire broadcast day, and at least 50 per cent between 6 p.m.
Evaluation of Canadian content in a television program is based on the following criteria: whether its producer and key creative personnel are Canadian; the amounts paid to Canadians for services provided to make the program; and amounts spent in Canada on lab processing.
www.media-awareness.ca /english/issues/cultural_policies/canadian_content_rules.cfm   (679 words)

 Canadian content: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The canadian radio-television and telecommunications commission (crtc, in french conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes) was established...
This was a major hurdle for Canadian musicians since it meant that they could not gain attention in their home country without having a hit single in the United States first.
Canadian popular culture is mainly influenced by the united states and by canadas british and francefrench ancestry....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ca/canadian_content.htm   (1586 words)

 City of Toronto: Canadian content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The "Canadian Content" of goods requested in a quotation must be calculated using the above definition and stated on the quotation sheet in the space provided.
To recognize the preference for Canadian content, the bids are reduced by 10 percent of their Canadian Content.
The Canadian Content indicated by the bidder is used to calculate the evaluation bid price, as per the policy.
www.city.toronto.on.ca /tenders/can_content.htm   (715 words)

 Canadian Content Rules
Canadian content definitions in the film/video, broadcasting and sound recording sectors are used for two main purposes:
All the Canadian content definitions in these sectors can trace their origins to CRTC radio and television initiatives in the late 1960s and early 1970s under the chairmanship of Pierre Juneau.
To be Canadian, the recordings listed in the catalogue 1) must be by a Canadian artist; 2) 50% of the tracks on the recording must have two qualifying MAPL conditions; 3) must be produced by a Canadian record company; and 4) the ownership of the Canadian master recording must be held by a Canadian company.
www.pch.gc.ca /progs/ac-ca/pubs/can-con/can_con.html   (2298 words)

 Self-Regulation of Internet Content: A Canadian Perspective
Controversial or offensive content is for the most part defined subjectively in the sense that, while it is not illegal under Canadian law, it is deemed to be controversial or offensive according to individual, community, or culturally based standards.
Offensive content includes such things as legal pornography; violence; alcohol and tobacco advertising aimed at minors; and other content that may be considered to be objectionable on social, religious, cultural, or other grounds.
For example, in the case that a complainant is informed that content which they believe to be illegal is in fact legal, the hotline has an opportunity to advise the complainant of ways by which he or she can filter such content.
www.isoc.org /inet2000/cdproceedings/8k/8k_2.htm   (7291 words)

 Canadian Content Part X: Trudeaumania   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Canadians have a habit of being extremely unkind to their politicians.
There are stars who happen to be Canadian, yes, but few in the country can name a Canadian actor who makes his or her living here.
Canadian films are viewed with distain by most moviegoers who opt instead for high-budget, lo-IQ fare such as Armageddon.
www.theshrubbery.com /0599/canada0599.html   (601 words)

 Canadian Studies Program : University of Vermont
Canadian Studies majors are strongly encouraged to complete a double major, which combines an interest in Canada with a second major in one of the participating departments.
Canadian Studies majors may also take two courses (6 credits) of 25%-50% Canadian-content courses; of which at least one course must be at the 100-level to satisfy the major requirement noted for majors in category B. ANTH 168 The French in North America
The Canadian Studies Program does offer a great deal of flexibility so that students may take advantage of the diversity of course offerings in a new cultural setting while exploring the rich resources of the provinces and territories of Canada.
www.uvm.edu /~canada?Page=proginfo.htm   (2155 words)

 The Dominion: Canadian Dis-Content
An abbreviation for Canadian Content, CANCON is a bold protectionist policy featuring a quota system that is applied to various areas of Canadian cultural creation to ensure that a minimum of cultural product in Canada is homegrown.
Canadians went to the movies 60 million times in 2004 — that’s a veritable river of money going back to shareholders in Hollywood and the US in general.
Since the exhibition companies in Canada seem to answer more to Hollywood and their American shareholders than they do to the average Canadian moviegoer, maybe it is time to level the playing field a little.
dominionpaper.ca /business/2006/04/03/canadian_d.html   (933 words)

 Canadian Expatriates: The Expat Blog
The Expat Roundup is a aggregated portal designed to raise awareness of Canadian expat bloggers.
Canadian Expatriates, its contributors, and readers have been invited by Foreign Affairs Canada to participate in a series of eDiscussions.
The administration team is currently searching for Canadian expatriates who would be interested in contributing to the Expat Blog.
canadianexpatriatesblog.blogspot.com   (2597 words)

 Canadian Content
Culturally, Canadian programs and music give voice to Canadians, to their talent and their shared experiences.
Canadian content is the cornerstone of Canada's Broadcasting Act.
The CRTC has established policies and regulations to ensure that Parliament's objectives for the development and presence of Canadian content in our broadcasting system are met.
www.crtc.gc.ca /eng/INFO_SHT/b306.htm   (283 words)

 FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting - Goals & Priorities
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting remains firmly in support of the concept and requirement that radio and television stations broadcast a measure of made-in-Canada programming.
Canadian content requirements on radio require stations to play a minimum percentage of Canadian music each day.
Canadian content has delivered on so many fronts.
www.friends.ca /About_Us/priorities.asp   (712 words)

 Bad Subjects: Canadian Content Rules Or, Why Bryan Adams Isn't Canadian Content
For example, a few Canadians sitting in holding cells or jails get extremely upset when their lawyer tells them their cases won't be thrown out because the police didn't read them their rights or give them the opportunity to take the Fifth.
Canadian film, music, and television industries cannot compete on a level playing field with their US counterparts.
While the Canadian television schedules have long been filled with cheaper, first-run US imports, Canadian producers have found it historically difficult to spread their costs out by selling to US distributors.
www.eserver.org /bs/57/Hurst.html   (2416 words)

 Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: Is Canadian SF Different From American SF?
And this story didn't just sneak into the Canadian market (and, with blind judging, there's no way it was selected for whatever marketing value my name has); rather, it perfectly fit what the Canadian editors needed for their literary magazine.
Still, one does hear the claim that Canadian SF is so different from American SF that it can only be published in Canada; the claim is often followed by a disdainful sniff implying indeed that Canadian SF is in fact better than the American brand.
The "Canadian SF is different" excuse is really just another form of the sometimes-heard "all the really inventive work in the SF field appears in the semiprozines" excuse put forth by American writers who've managed penny-a-word sales but can't seem to crack any major market.
www.sfwriter.com /rmcanadi.htm   (974 words)

 Ruling the Airwaves: The CRTC and Canadian Content - Arts and Entertainment - CBC Archives
"Canadian broadcasting should be Canadian." Pierre Juneau said those words in 1970 and he meant business.
The Canadian Radio-Television Commission head said Canadian broadcasters were behaving like mouthpieces for American "entertainment factories," and introduced strict Canadian content rules for radio and television.
Canadian shows are a tiny voice in a global cacophony.
archives.cbc.ca /300c.asp?id=1-68-1150   (307 words)

 CBC Arts: Group seeks changes to radio's CanCon rules
TORONTO - A group representing Canadian indie bands is calling on the CRTC to change its Canadian content regulations for radio, in order to promote lesser-known artists.
Terrence is proposing that stations get one-and-a-half Canadian content credits for playing an unsigned artist but only three-quarters of a credit for playing music by the likes of Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Neil Young or Rush.
Canada's content regulations date from the 1970s, when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission required that domestic TV and radio stations broadcast a certain percentage of Canadian-produced programming.
www.cbc.ca /story/arts/national/2005/05/05/Arts/indiecancon050505.html   (497 words)

 NCPA - International Issues - Canadian Content: Cultural Or Economic Protection?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Under the guise of preserving Canadian culture, Canadian politicians are debating regulations which aim to increase the "Canadian content" (CanCon) in magazines arriving from the United States.
The Canadian House of Commons has passed a bill, now under consideration in its Senate, which would prohibit non- Canadian publications from selling advertising services directed at the Canadian market.
The current bill affecting magazine content would give Canadian authorities new powers to control advertising by Canadian enterprises -- that is, to deny their right to advertise in Canadian editions of non-Canadian publications where the content is brought in from outside Canada.
www.ncpa.org /~ncpa/pi/internat/pd050799b.html   (241 words)

 May 23, 2004 - FRIENDS Pre-Election Poll Results: Voters Support Canadian Content and Public Broadcasting
Polling conducted on behalf of FRIENDS by well-known Canadian polling firm Ipsos-Reid in the days leading up to the federal election call on May 23, 2004, has resulted in some very encouraging findings for Canada's broadcasting system.
FRIENDS' pre-election poll shows strong support for safeguarding Canadian content, culture and identity to balance closer economic integration with the United States.
FRIENDS survey reveals voter attitudes to Canadian culture on the eve of a federal election.
www.friends.ca /news/Fact_Sheets/factsheets05230401.asp   (784 words)

 SBF Glossary: CAF to CAORC
Common acronym for the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens and the Canadian Archaeological Institute at Athens...
Athens, the Institute is directly responsible to its mother company, the Canadian Academic Institute, which operates solely in Canada.'' So in CAIA expansions, ``in Athens'' means in Toronto, Canada, and ``at Athens'' means in Athens, Greece.
On the other hand, in 1986 the Canadian government established a statutory definition of Canola, with upper limits of 2% erucic acid in the seeds and 30 micromoles glucosinolates per gram of canola meal.
www.plexoft.com /SBF/C01.html   (7573 words)

 Corvair - A Great Car At Any Speed, Eh!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For various reasons (including, of all things, Canadian taxation laws of the time), Canadian-built Corvairs feature several differences from their American cousins.
A study of differences between the Canadian and US 1966 Owner's Guides.
The (Canadian) 'vairs belong to members of Corsa Ontario.
www.vex.net /~guru/corvair/canada/canada.htm   (215 words)

 Canadian content
When browsing different Internet message boards (most of them US centric), I found many postings from Canadians, who are asking the same questions again and again.
Let’s combine our knowledge and create a document that will outline all differences between US and Canadian Real Estate rules and laws.
U.S. mortgages are compounded monthly while Canadian mortgages are compounded semi-annually.
www.reidepot.com /anyboard/Canada/posts/4.html   (525 words)

 Welcome to Cool.ca, Community Marketing - Canadian Content for Satellite Radio
Invisible Cities is full of Canadian Talent, and you probably know even more creative artists that would benefit from "Banding Together" to produce a pool of Canadian content for the ever-expanding channels of the digital universe!
Proceeds from content sales to networks will be shared with the artists and the Cool to be Canadian Talent Fund.
Cool to be Canadian non-profit and its sponsors are looking for citizens to visit the Aucun Ordi Perdu website and learn more about how their old computers should be put to rest and good ones put in the hands of non-profit organizations.
www.cool.ca   (881 words)

 Percussion Software Products Recognized for Excellence by Canadian e-Content Awards and Lotus Advisor Editors' Choice ...
The Canadian e-Content Awards recognize and honor electronic content products that demonstrate innovation in facilitating knowledge creation and e-business processes.
Lyrix offers two modes: a live mode called ‘Content Services’ and a transfer mode called ‘Content Transfers.’ The live mode lets other enterprise applications access Domino content in real-time, so there's no need to create new applications or migrate.
The transfer mode supports ongoing, periodic transfers of Domino content and systematic content migrations.
www.percussion.com /news/press-releases/2005/2444.html   (728 words)

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