Should Anne with an E return? Of course. But it's being cancelled anyway, because some Netflix executive who forced creators to sign a mafia-like exclusive deals and can't tell the difference between Abbotsford and Avonlea gets to decide which Canadian stories are made, and which get axed, all from the comfort of his California office.
Here are the facts: Canadian broadcasters must spend 30% of their revenues to produce Canadian content. But internet broadcasters like Netflix aren’t required to spend a single red cent on Canadian stories. That saves Netflix alone more than $300 million every year – money that would otherwise be spent in Canada to bring great Canadian stories to our screens.
When Miss Rose said that “The best part of knowing the rules is finding acceptable ways of breaking them”, she wasn't trying to give lobbying advice to Netflix.
There is a simple solution: apply the rules fairly. Make sure companies like Netflix are spending 30% of their Canadian revenue on Canadian stories, just like everybody else. No more. No less. The government can protect our stories by applying the same rules to everyone. Fair is fair.
As Canadians, we have a right to see ourselves and our stories on screen. Time for us to demand that our governement make it happen.
SEND A LETTER TO THE GOVERNMENT NOW DEMANDING THEY SUPPORT CANADIAN STORIES!