Are Canadian Content Laws “Orwellian”

In Canada TV programs getting funding and air time must pass Canadian content rules that promote homegrown talent. But critics charge that the “process for determining whether projects are distinctively Canadian is “Orwellian,” and are incensed by what they call the subjective assessment of what Canadian audiences will watch. For example, a proposed film on Modigliani by acclaimed filmmaker Harry Rasky was rejected by the CTF on the grounds that it was insufficiently contextualized for Canadians.”