In Quebec - here we go again

Kevin Vahey
Fri Sep 7 12:49:35 EDT 2012

To bring it back to broadcasting - is there any country in the world that
allows a state/province to have control over radio/tv/cable?

On Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM, Garrett Wollman <>wrote:

> <<On Fri, 07 Sep 2012 01:43:27 -0400, A Joseph Ross <>
> said:
> > I'm not sure that even Liberal governments always cave to the PQ.
> We're getting a bit far afield from the subject of this list, so I'd
> like to limit the discussion on this issue to one more round, unless
> we can bring it back to broadcasting.
> The thing that's important to keep in mind is that in Canada, the
> provincial parties are separate from the federal parties.[1] The PLQ
> (Quebec liberals) are a center-to-slightly-right-of-center party;
> their leader, Jean Charest (who lost his seat in the last election),
> used to be a federal *Conservative* MP, cabinet minister, and deputy
> PM.  You have similar divides in the other provinces, which often have
> a different set of competitive political parties than at the federal
> level.
> -GAWollman
> [1] Formally, that's true in the U.S. as well, but the national and
> state party organizations are much more similar in ideology and
> closely coordinate their activities and branding.

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