Friday, February 10, 2006

How our tax dollars promote Canadian culture

According to a recent article in the Ottawa Sun,

CBC Radio is sending 14 Canadian artists to New Orleans for a fundraising concert that could cost more to put on than it will raise.

Hmm... what are the chances Ukrainian Canadian broadcasters could get gov't funding for a televised concert of Canadian performers of the Ukrainian persuasion? Seeing as this is an egalitarian country committed to cultural diversity and all that, it should fit the CBC's mandate to reflect Canadian society.

What if we arrange to keep costs down by holding it in Vancouver, Edmonton, or even Toronto? And we could charge more for the tickets ... say enough to break even.

Somehow, even still, I imagine the chances would be slim. Cultural diversity and tolerance notwithstanding.

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