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By that logic, 2006 Oscar-winner, The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon, directed by Marin Scorsese, set in Boston and made entirely in English, is a Chinese movie, because it was based on the 2002 Hong Kong film, Infernal Affairs, writes Maureen Parker. Image courtesy of The Departed


The only conundrum for Cancon is its continued conflation with foreign service production

On March 4, The Hill Times published a commentary by University of Ottawa Professor Michael Geist entitled, “The Cancon conundrum: why policies to promote ‘Canadian stories’ need an overhaul.” Geist’s comments are based on his response to the Broadcast and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel Report, or the Yale report, as he refers to it.

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