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.

  • politicallynaive


  • Waffle

    Drink up kiddies — the PM has already pronounced that there is no such thing as Canadian culture So what kind of BS is this? (at least it gives Andrew something to ponder).

  • Maggat

    Poor little bugger, nobody told him to do the undercut first, not last.

  • WalterBannon

    I guess this means the Liberals plan to get rid of the broken CBC???

    Or is that one of the “Everything is on the table” that is not actually on the table?

    • Clausewitz

      Along the lines of, “If you believe in everything, actually you believe in nothing”..

  • Justin St.Denis

    By definition/default, any current sitting cabinet minister is a bigger arsehole than Justin Trudeau. Simply ignore or delete or send-to-trash, but for pity’s sake do not waste two cells of your precious conservative brains trying to make sense of the madness. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and stupid is forever.

  • mauser 98

    no more Platinum Blonde ?