Are the CRTC and the CBC fair-weather friends?
Canadians know that at the start of the pandemic, the CBC and CRTC failed them. In a future crisis, what will happen if our national institutions do not hold, but rather crumble at the first sign of trouble?
Unless the federal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault is prepared to intervene, the only recourse for Canadians over the CBC’s decision to scrap some local news will be the public hearings that the Commission will hold in January 2021 for the CBC licence renewal application, writes Sen. Percy Downe. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade