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Sam The Record Man thinks CanCon is swell

"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?

Record retailer Sam Sniderman says sales are up and bands are better.

Medium: Radio
Program: Matinee
Broadcast Date: Feb. 12, 1971
Guest(s): Sam Sniderman
Host: De B. Holly, Helen Hutchinson
Reporter: Danny Finkleman
Duration: 1:37

Last updated: November 27, 2012

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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