Not that it is entirely the American's fault. If our own politicians had the good sense to impose film quotas like every other country on Earth and back out of the 80-year old "deal" that got us stuck in the "domestic" distribution market we would have a viable domestic market of our own.
And then there is the frigging softwood lumber thing. Free trade my ass. So what if our lumber is cheaper? So is our electricity. This country is covered with trees and rivers. I don't see anyone in Washington crying for a 20% tariff on Canadian hydroelectricity. Let's just see what would happen to NYC or LA if all the gigawatts of electricity genreated in Canada that they consume were suddenly to cost 20% more. NYC was blacked out once when an overload caused a relay to pop in Québec. What if we decided to throw that same switch on purpose?
Oringinal post: http://mbarrick.livejournal.com/91269.html