By doing a deal - of questionable benefit - with one (foreign) corporation, without any public process or consultation or input, Minister Joly has thrown the entire broadcast regulatory system into question, and all the cultural benefits that come with it.
If I'm George Cope I'm saying 'great - let's sit down and cut a deal with us too! I'm spending $900M on CanCon right now so if $100M is the benchmark (for sucking $600M (5M subs x $10 x 12 months) directly out of the country without any sales tax, corporate tax, CPP contributions, etc.) then I look forward to our negotiations!'
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