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Anne Murray: CanCon is making a difference

"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. Artists, actors, executives and politicians squared off. Would "CanCon" rules create a world-class recording industry and a "Canadian sound"? Or would they promote unwatchable shows, unlistenable music and mediocre Canadian talent?

Anne Murray talks to Bill McNeil about what she calls the emerging "Canadian sound

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: July 3, 1970
Guest(s): Anne Murray
Host: Bill McNeil
Duration: 1:23

Last updated: December 14, 2012

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