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Read and share your own stories about Canadian digital content, its importance and impact.

Read and share your own stories about Canadian digital content, its importance and impact.

 

What do you love best about Canadian culture & creativity?

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  • Metric, Music and Me

    over 2 years ago
    Metric

    While celebrities are more and more prevalent in the modern media, I feel a stronger connection to Canadian musicians and their music. Their music speaks to the environment I grew up in, their experiences are my experiences and I connect deeply with the locations and themes throughout their music. This past Canada Day I had the glorious opportunity to see Metric on stage on Parliament Hill. The number of fellow Canadians braving the rain and sticking it out through the commercial breaks to connect not only with the music, the band and each other but also those across the country... Continue reading

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  • Local programming

    over 2 years ago
    Romper room

    Canadian content is essential in providing our population with a perspective on our country's identity.There is a need for our entertainment and information programming to reflect the values that make Canada unique in the world.

    Our inclusive social structure can only progress with the ongoing guarantee of Canadian content.

    As a preschooler in the Maritimes, I participated in the children show Romper Room. This was a franchise program but the host was local providing a regional outlook on the material we were exposed to. I remember the sponsor was an area bakery and when I would... Continue reading

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  • Stories That Speak To Us, And The World

    by Apostata, over 2 years ago
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    I had the pleasure of working on a TV series called Slings & Arrows. It's a Canadian show which speaks to those who have worked in (and love) theatre, as well as simply being an entertaining and endearing program. What no one would have guessed is how popular S&A became beyond our borders. This, for a show which didn't bend over backwards to please a broad audience or anonymize its national origin. It is the best thing I have ever been part of when I worked in film and TV for 20 years.

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  • Canada's Soundtrack

    by KristenF, over 2 years ago
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    I was always very inspired by musicians growing up as a kid. There was something about their passion and creativity that inspired me to a point that I had to learn how to play at least one instrument. I still remember when I first picked up a guitar, while sitting around a campfire - in Bobcaygeon. Music is best when shared, and even though I only did it amongst a circle of friends, that's what the Tragically Hip did with an entire nation.

    Whether or not they made it big elsewhere was irrelevant because they were singing specifically for and... Continue reading

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  • I'm Enjoying Canadian History & Culture for the First Time

    by Blaufman, over 2 years ago

    While I've always been a fan of history, it's only in recent years that I'm really enjoying Canadian history and culture.

    The US has always cast such a big, splashy shadow over Canadian television that I've never really paid attention to it. Well all that's changed. I've accidently discovered that much of my favorite television programs - high quality television - is made right here.

    First and foremost - Murdoch Mysteries. While the stories are usually fictitious, many of the themes and general storylines are not. What a fantastic way to showcase our long history! Each week, thousands of viewers... Continue reading

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  • CANCON from an American songwriter/producer's perspective

    by bhill, over 2 years ago

    I am an American songwriter/music producer. I have worked with Canadian music artists for decades. Compliance to CANCON is always on our minds whenever I've produced a Canadian artist. I think some aspects of CANCON are important and valuable to Canada, but the confines within the individual elements of MAPL as they presently are can be very restrictive and counter-productive. This would be my proposal for qualifying Canadian music recordings as CANCON:

    Two out of three would qualify the recording as CANCON:A = Artist (Canadian, satisfies this component)S = Song (Any portion written by a Canadian satisfies this component)P =... Continue reading

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  • Multicultural literature

    by Ben, over 2 years ago

    I am a Canadian of Goan (India) origin, who has written journalism and fiction, both short stories and novels. About 50% of my fiction is set in Goa and the other 50% in Toronto and Montreal.

    I'm interested in showcasing Canadian culture from multicultural perspectives so that

    all Canadians can get to know their fellow Canadians' literatures springing from their native roots. In this respect Canada Council for the Arts can and should support the publication of an anthology containing stories written in English by Canadians reflecting their roots.

    Although I am now 81 years old and have lived in... Continue reading

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  • The Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame

    by Tim Progosh, over 2 years ago

    In 1999 I decided to crusade to open a Canadian Comedy Hall of Fame and create the Canadian Comedy Awards.

    I produced 16 Comedy awards shows and festivals and 8 television specials that received 4 Gemini nominations.

    The Festivals were produced in 3 different provinces and 5 different cities.

    Right now a builder has guaranteed 15 million and purchased a prime location in Niagara Falls.

    Over the past 8 years we have invested over 2 million to access the best architects, project managers and museum design experts to create a world class tourism attraction based on the amazing story of... Continue reading

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  • Canada Has A Relevant Cinematic Voice

    by kseniathurgood, over 2 years ago

    Canada has a relevant cinematic voice. Nothing is more clear than the success of 'Orphan Black'. Created and cultivated in Canada.

    A clever engaging story where at the centre are women of various cultures, all played by Tatiana Maslany. A Saskatchewan born and bred actor who has shown time and time again that her work not only stands up to the big leagues, but also shines bright. Not to mention the clever writing, wicked cinematography and killer production team along with a fantastic cast of Canadian heavy hitters, like Rosemary Dunsmore. Orphan Black is a tour de force.

    The world... Continue reading

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  • How My Dieppe Story Made Me Feel More Canadian

    by DMcWriterboy, over 2 years ago
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    I'm an immigrant to this country. I came here from the USA with my parents when I was eight years old.

    Last year, I had the extraordinary opportunity of writing an important episode of my good friends' TV series, "XCOMPANY." The show, for those who don't know it, follows a group of spies behind enemy lines in occupied France in 1942, all trained at the real-life "CAMP X" - which was located near Whitby, Ontario. CAMP X trained, among others, the first several directors of the CIA, and Ian Fleming, who would later write the James... Continue reading

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