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Canadian Culture in a Globalized World

The impact of trade deals on Canada's cultural life

By Garry Neil

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Since the first trade deal with the US in 1987, Canada has insisted on a "cultural exemption" to ensure that governments were free to protect Canadian culture and to restrict foreign ownership and limit foreign content in the media. Negotiators and government ministers considered the cultural exemption key to reassuring Canadians that the deal did not undermine our cultural sovereignty.

In every trade deal since, culture has been a contentious issue. Media giants and foreign governments have pushed for unlimited access to Canada. Ottawa has worked with cultural industries to maintain the cultural exemption.

Garry Neil has been close to every one of these negotiations, and has been a key advisor to cultural groups on trade deals. He has been part of the international initiative to assert the importance of cultural diversity in the world, and to create effective measures to guarantee it. This book reflects his experience trying to ensure that the reality matches the rhetoric when it comes to culture.

As he sees it, in spite of the claims, Canadian cultural policies and programs have been steadily restricted by successive trade deals. He explains how this has happened, and what needs to be done for Canada to maintain our cultural sovereignty and creative life in the face of multinational corporations and their government supporters who are promoting a world monoculture.



Chapter 1 Roots of Canadian Cultural Policies

Chapter 2 Global Free Trade — From Goods to Services

Chapter 3 Canada and Free Trade with the United States

A Digression: Elsewhere in the World

Chapter 4 “Free Trade” Limits Cultural Policymaking

Chapter 5 Expansion of Free Trade and Investment Agreements

Chapter 6 Global Cultural Diversity Movement and the UNESCO Convention

Chapter 7 Korea and European Union Trade Agreements

Chapter 8 The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Its Successor

Chapter 9 The Contemporary Canada–United States Relationship and NAFTA 2019

Chapter 10 Canadian Cultural Policymaking in the Digital Era

Chapter 11 Trade Agreements and Canadian Cultural Policymaking

Chapter 12 A New Approach to Culture and Trade




GARRY NEIL has worked for forty years in arts and cultural policy in Canada and internationally. He has consulted for governments, cultural industry firms, and non-governmental organizations. He has extensive experience in policies for television, film, publishing, performing arts, visual arts, music, and digital media. He is a global expert on how trade agreements affect cultural policy making and a member of UNESCO's Panel of Experts. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 30th April 2019
ISBN: 9781459413313
Format: 9in x 6in

Binding: Electronic book text, 192 pages
Publication Date: 30th April 2019
ISBN: 9781459413320
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  POL011020, POL033000, POL038000, POL056000
Imprint: Lorimer


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