The history of the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) is a wild ride. They were responsible for creating a cultural identity for Canadians.
it's not gonna achieve the desired purpose
so if i'm a canadian-born person with an inteest in producing tv, but it so happens that MY childhood was all about US tv, and i copy what i know...
Originally, there were content rules, but now it's just source and funding related.
so does it detail what this ca-produced content must *include*? does it have to be about maple syrup and stuff (dumb joke) -- but what stops them producing genuine local material that's maybe got nothing to do with local heritage
Last stand of defiance from being gobbled up my US media.
Very much still a law across all media outlets.
anyway they don't do that to preserve accents or vocab, i suppose, it's more about some nebulous idea of culture. whether kids' tv is going to preserve that, cough
canada has (or had?) that interesting law about having to show x% screen time of canadian content. i don't think we ever had such a law altho because of the BBC we traditionally did produce a bunch of stuff