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Canadian Regulators: Canadian Porn Isn’t Canadian Enough

The agency that appears to be Canada’s equivalent to the Federal Communications Commission is apparently concerned that Canadian erotica channels are not broadcasting enough Canadian porn:

For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission.

Wednesday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content.

Based on a 24-hour broadcast schedule, that translates to about 8.5 hours of Canadian erotica a day.

Left unstated is whether this means more maple syrup, or more hockey.

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook

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  1. Andy says:

    Clearly, they need more moose….

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  2. Moosebreath says:

    @Andy:

    You beat me to it.

    On the other hand, I once read that the definition of a true Canadian was someone who knows how to make love in a canoe. That may be the missing element.

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  3. PJ says:

    Canadian porn and underskirt photos. Link baiting much? ;)

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  4. gVOR08 says:

    @PJ: As Doug pointed out in the underskirt photo thing, the law is the law. In this case, domestic production must be protected.

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  5. Mr. Replica says:

    Left unstated is whether this means more maple syrup…

    Not speaking from experience at all here. I would think that would be a horrible idea. But, what do I know?

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  6. Tillman says:

    For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly

    This might be the most Canadian thing I’ve read all week.

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  7. alkali says:

    Left unstated is whether this means more maple syrup, or more hockey.

    More of both, please.

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  8. bill says:

    maybe they don’t realize all those asian girls are from toronto?

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  9. John Peabody says:

    Well, thanks to “Family Guy”, we know the features of Canadian Nudie Bars…
    http://videos.mediaite.com/video/Family-Guy-041413

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  10. Andy Lyke says:

    How can a nation that features the beaver (castor canadensis, after all) feel inadequate about its contribution to sex?

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  11. Paul Hooson says:

    Strangely, most mainstream adult magazines including those by HUSTLER and others are all printed in Canada these days.

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