Indie Opera Is Flourishing In Toronto


“Quite apart from the gold-plated extravaganzas that glide across the stage of the Canadian Opera Company’s Four Seasons stage, there is a vital collection of smaller companies in the city finding natural life in the supposedly ossified realms of one of Western civilization’s most highly developed art forms.”

Do Canadian Content Rules Make Any Sense In The New Media Landscape?


“Even the most ardent cultural nationalists know there’s a problem. On television, regulations requiring that about half the programming day be devoted to Canadian shows were created for linear schedules; they make little sense in an on-demand environment. Also, unregulated foreign services – that would be Netflix – face no such requirements. Nor does Netflix contribute to the Canadian programming funds underwritten by the cable and satellite companies.”