The topic of Canadian culture is highly controversial. This subject raises the question: What is Canadian culture? In fact, the Royal Commission on Publications of 1961 rejected the term “Canadian culture” entirely and instead used the terms “the Canadian experience” and “Canada’s national identity.” If Canadians cannot even use a common term for what we deem our culture, it seems an exceptional task to protect or promote Canadian culture. Despite the uncertainty, the Canadian government at the federal, provincial and regional levels actively promote “Canadian culture.” In 1999-2000 the provincial government spent 6.3 billion dollars on Canadian Culture. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, established in the 1968 Broadcasting Act to promote Canadian culture, requires that 60 percent of Canadian television broadcasting be “basically Canadian in content and character,” and that 35 percent of popular music choices on radio be Canadian. The Canadian government puts these regulations in place to prevent the Americanization of Canadian culture. The government feels that without these regulations, Canada would eventually become simply another part of the United States of America. However, these regulations border on violating our right to the “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including the freedom of the press and other media of communication” as stated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. New communications technology, globalization and immigration all affect Canadian culture in ways that are impractical for the government to try to control. In addition, many of the government’s current methods of promoting Canadian culture are not effective in modern Canada. The task of protecting Canadian culture is daunting.