Mudcat Café message #208123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20110   Message #208123
Posted By: Metchosin
07-Apr-00 - 12:04 AM
Thread Name: Only in Canada eh? Pity!
Subject: Only in Canada eh? Pity!
In the news today, a Canadian boutique owner has come under SOCAN's gun, for playing Canadian music over her store sound system.

The store owner thought she was promoting Canadian culture in her two small stores in Toronto and Newfoundland, as she exclusively handles Canadian designed clothing, but apparently you can't do that to the strains of Loreena McKennitt, Great Big Sea and others less well known.

She's had to retire her stack of Canadian CD's for American ones, in order to comply, as the tariff to Socan was beyond her means.

My husband's comment to SOCAN's tactics was "Nobody move or I'll cut off my dick with these shears!"