Presented with one comment: that Chris Haddock had a solution to Mr. Enright's concern on the air. At the time it was titled Da Vinci's City Hall, and had it outlived Richard Stursberg's decision-making processes, it might have evolved into Da Vinci's Parliament.
Apparently, news of the financing of the new Corner Gas movie set off a bit of a rant.
I'm not entirely certain that Mr. Doyle is anywhere near the borders of Wrong-landia on this point in particular:
The broad story of Canadian TV, as it is understood by many, is that the CBC gets about $1-billion from the public to fund its endeavours and commercial broadcasters get little or nothing while taking risks to deliver any Canadian content.
It ain’t so. The Corner Gas movie fandango underlines a point made by CBC president Hubert Lacroix recently. On CBC Radio’s As It Happens, he said, “There is no such thing as a private broadcaster in this country.” What he meant was his further assertion – which is that private broadcasters, “directly, indirectly, through subsidies and tax credits, get about $900-million to $1-billion, in all sorts of support, every year. That’s about the budget we, the CBC, have.”
Some of you might be interested in this. James Daily and Ryan Davidson are co-authoring a weblog on the depiction of legal issues in pop culture in general, science fiction and fantasy in particular. Today, their eyes focused on one of Canada's better-known recent TV exports in that field, Orphan Black.