Timid New Report Fails To Address Canadian TV Woes

Canadian TV is in a crisis, but you’d never know it from a new report on Canadian television. The McQueen Report “smacks of a contrived and unworkable pseudo-solution to a crisis. ACTRA, the organization that represents Canadian actors and performers, has already dismissed McQueen’s report as ‘all carrot and no stick’ for private broadcasters. The time for intricate therapy is long gone. In the past four years, the number of continuing drama series airing on Canadian TV has dropped from 12 to 4. That figure screams for action now, not for the prolonged prodding and nudging of broadcasters.”