Monday, October 03, 2005

Coffee for Common Good

The Canadian government is currently reviewing a proposal by Starbucks to open a music store in the Toronto. They need to determine, of course, if this will be a "net benefit for the country". The level of cultural protectionism entrenched in the Canadian government seems to get more excessive all the time. How about letting the consumers decide if the store is a net benefit to them?

1 Comments:

At 4:55 PM, Blogger Speedy said...

True, but the article did go on to state that
"The Department of Canadian Heritage wants to know whether the new enterprise will offer acceptable levels of Canadian content and employ enough Canadian workers."
Although the comment may be a pretense (for all I know), it is a nice idea. - Jamie

 

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