Link: Canadian TV needs X Company

From Jim Bawden:

Canadian TV needs X Company
I sat down to watch the first new episode of X Company on CBC-TV Wednesday night. And it reminded me once again how Canadian stories are disappearing on Canadian TV with alacrity.

A teacher friend of mine was telling me the other day her students were not quite sure what countries Canada was fighting during World War II. And asked to name the first five prime ministers of Canada? Nobody could do it. And why be surprised?

Canadian channels have become vast wastelands of conventional American imported fare that the networks can buy for cheap prices. Continue reading.