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Coverage of CanCon news conference

"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?

Special coverage of the CRTC's 1970 Canadian content announcement.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: May 22, 1970
Guest(s): Pierre Juneau
Reporter: Tom Earle
Duration: 30:53

Last updated: December 14, 2012

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