Andrew Coyne: The CanCon model isn’t ‘broken,’ it was misbegotten from the start

There was much excitement a month ago, when the heritage minister revealed her plan to “blow up” the Canadian cultural regulatory regime. That’s how it was reported — a “revolution,” it was called — and that’s more or less how Mélanie Joly talked about it. “The current model is broken,” she said. “Everything is on the table.”

Gosh. Except that even as she was boasting of her willingness to blow up current models on the table of the revolution, the minister was proclaiming her unyielding belief in all of the assumptions of the ancien regime.

We’ve never needed it.

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