Sunday, November 6, 2011

Defund the CBC

This is the call from one Conservative MP at the least. Rob Anders, MP for Calgary West has started a petition to Parliament to remove federal funding from the state broadcaster. The petition draws attention to the 1.1 Billion dollars the CBC receives from taxpayers each year, and how this gives the state broadcaster an unfair advantage over other television stations. Anyone wishing to sign the petition can find it online at, however they’ll need to print it off and mail it to Calgary to submit it. During this year’s election, Conservative Heritage Minister James Moore went on the record saying the Conservatives would not cut the CBC’s budget, so it is worth noting that any such cuts are unlikely, even if the petition receives broad support. 

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