this is a letter I wrote today to the Globe and Mail.
Today's review section made me proud and excited to be a Canadian artist.
We have Sarah Polley and Don Mckellar standing up for Canadian film and television and James Kudelka pushing the National Ballet in new directions.
I praise Kudelka for his approach and his comments about not going to New York to prove they can do standard repertoire as well as others.
This is an idea that we as artists and art lovers need to embrace; Canada's abilities in producing interesting and unique work.
We don't need to measure up to the United States. We need to create art of high quality that reflects our own experiences.
I hope McKellar and Polley's proposed changes to Canadian content in film and television don't encourage more American type programming that just proves our ability to produce work that echoes our big neighbor.
If the people in charge watch and listen to artists like Polley, McKellar and Kudelka I think we might be in good hands.
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