Rules by the CRTC, designed to ensure a base amount of airtime for works
produced by Canadians; theoretically this averts total cultural dominance by
the Evil Empire. At worst, you endure rockist hacks like
Amanda Marshall, quaint oddities like Tom Green, or TV dramas that could
have been kludged by a roomful of monkeys in L.A. Yes, I know you can change the station. Pluses: Kids in the Hall, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies... The jury remains mixed on The Philosopher Kings.