&780/ TV Worldwide: Canada (Revisited)

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In November 2007 I started to select a series of TV Commercials in preparation of a x-cultural communication lecture in Constance.

From Taiwan to Australia - counting down for the winter and following summer term T-22 to T-1. Some of the TV channels published into YouTube channels two years ago. Some of the YouTube channels have been disabled since then. Much of the material on still existing channels has disappeared. In any case, most of the videos are history. My favorite reason is: This video contains content which has been blocked in your country on copyright grounds. Bye-bye, world. Welcome, one-horse-town!

Trying to revive a series: Building x-cultural awareness: Watch TV, identify cultural stereotypes, accept differences, and develop a foundation to overcome them.

A history of Canada, citing Wikipedia on July 1, 2010: "The history of Canada begins with the arrival of Paleo-Indians thousands of years ago. Canada has been inhabited for millennia by Aboriginal peoples, who evolved trade, spiritual and social hierarchies systems. Some of these civilisations had long faded by the time of the first permanent European arrivals and have been discovered through archaeological investigations. Various laws, treaties, and legislation have been enacted between European settlers and the Indigenous populations.

Beginning in the late 15th century, French and British expeditions explored, and later settled, along the Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763 after the Seven Years' War. In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the Canada Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament.

Over centuries, elements of Aboriginal traditions and immigrant customs have integrated to form a Canadian culture. Canada has also been strongly influenced by that of its linguistic, geographic and economic neighbour, the United States. Since the conclusion of the Second World War, Canada has been committed to multilateralism abroad and socioeconomic development domestically. Canada currently consists of ten provinces and three territories, and is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state."

And BTW, today is Fête du Canada.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a Canadian crown corporation, is the country's national public radio and television broadcaster. Watch clips from their broadcast on YouTube:

[View the initial Canada post and the revision.]

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