This time, a $115 million cut will drastically affect the CBC’s ability to carry out its work from coast to coast to coast.
Ever since they took office, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have been targeting CBC/Radio-Canada with cuts and repeated threats to its independence.
In 2012, the Conservatives cut $115 million over three years—leaving the broadcaster more vulnerable than ever, while the television market evolves and becomes more competitive.
Canadians have shown massive opposition to this Conservative pet project. It’s time for the Conservatives to take note – and take their hands off the CBC.
We, the undersigned Canadian residents, note the following:
Therefore, we call on the Government of Canada to end these attacks against the CBC and guarantee stable, adequate, multi-year financing for our public broadcaster to allow the CBC to live up to its mandate from coast to coast to coast.