CBC, the innovation agenda, and making America Great again
By Andrew CardozoDec. 5, 2016
No government wants to hear that its public broadcaster wants hundreds of millions of dollars more in subsidies in the same week a political opponent has called for the abolition of the said corporation.
Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch's call to abolish the CBC seems rather Trump-like, writes Andrew Cordozo. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
OTTAWA—Oh my! What do you do with this? The CBC wants more dollars. Four hundred million of them.
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