Save Canadian Art! Revoke NAFTA Now!

A new survey of Canadian culture reveals that the dollar value of Canada’s ‘cultural exports’ last year was a record CAN$2.3 billion, with U.S. consumers accounting for 96% of that purchase total. But Canada’s cultural import business grew even more, despite the insistence of Canadian citizens that they want to buy home-grown. (The U.S. is the culture-gobbling villain in this equation, too.) The Canadian publishing industry was hardest hit by the lack of import-export balance, and the only corner of the arts not badly affected was the film industry.