Case Study: The Canadian Magazine Dispute

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The Canadian Magazine Dispute
Following are answers to the questions:
Question 1: my personal view is, claims about genuine desires to protect Canadian culture were empty. My firm belief is that, the US and Canadian societal traits that govern their cultures are almost the same, since they value life within almost same ways (freedom of speech, right to peaceful assembly, freedom of religion, same approaches to market economy, etc). All the Canadian government was trying to do was anything else but initiating a profit based dispute with its large neighbor to the south. In other words, Canada was trying to initiate a trade war in the form of protectionism
For instance, why to ban US produced magazines and not at the same time, ban US produced movies, music, etc. Moreover, why not ban European magazines at the same time, if it were really directed against foreign culture swallowing Canada’s? Of course, because
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For instance, (1) what guarantees that the voter turnout on such an issue could be satisfying enough to consider outcomes to be real reflection of the Canadian citizens on the matter; (2) regardless the election turnout, citizens might go for a “yes” without considering the negative consequences that could be associated with their yes, including job losses. In case they enjoy US magazines more than Canadian magazines, a “yes” could come out a winner, to the detriment of Canadian economy. It is the right of the Canadian citizens to read their preferred magazines, but on the other hand, it is also the responsibility of the Canadian government to ensure the economy prospers. So, a balance is ideally needed.
Sometimes, issues concerning domestic economic policies should be left to the government to solve, especially in a civilized society where the government has been democratically elected and has transparency in its

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