How Cultures Affect Canadian Culture
Regarding the issue pertaining to the Canadian magazine dispute, it reasonable and acceptable that every community or individual try to preserve their culture and heritage through various means but which must not jeopardize the freedom of other individuals in such community. The step taken by the Canadian Government since 1920 is commendable with their effort to preserve the only means and channel to demonstrate there culture and that is the “magazine industry”. Almost every serious government who care about their origin and love to honor the labor of their past heroes will like to do the same. For example, in my …show more content…
The government of Canada is only trying to shield round there culture with weak a cover which is not strong enough. Putting heavy tax on foreign magazines will prevent them from being sold. It is as if the government placed an embargo on it within the geographical region of the country. In addition, government does not have the capability to prevent the citizen from the consumption of foreign materials through the internet.
TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA WAS PRESSURED TO SEEK TO PROTECT ITS MARKET BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF THE CANADIAN MAGAZINE INDUSTRY?
With the fact that, various steps were taken by the Canadian government to prevent the US foreign magazine from dominating the market but which led to failure as the US magazine device other means to frustrate the indigenous Canadian out of the market “because these American-originating magazines serve a much larger market, they are able to take advantage of the principle of economy of scale, and to offer lower advertising prices. It was predicted that the diversion of advertising revenue would force many Canadian periodicals out of business (Levin Institute n,d P …show more content…
My response to this is that they should be allowed to vote through their purchasing power. Everyone has the right to choose. It is very wrong of the government to dictate to its citizen what to consume. I think that is against the Fundamental human right and such government had turned away from being a democrat. In nutshell, everybody should be responsible for what he/she consumes.
IS IT FAIR TO LEVY EXTRA TAXES AGAINST FOREIGN MAGAZINES—WHICH HAVE THE EFFECT OF FORCING CANADIAN PURCHASERS OF FOREIGN MAGAZINES TO SUBSIDIZE LOCAL PUBLICATIONS?
I will say it is quiet unfair for the government of Canada to have embark on such barbaric act to cripple or jeopardized and put the vision and aspiration of the foreign magazines at halt just because they wanted to preserve the local magazine producer in the name of preserving their culture which is their heritage. Indeed the tax on the foreign industries is killing and on the other hand it will still have an effect on the economy of the