May 26, 2015

Two Liberal politicians demanding more CBC funding "could just cut a cheque themselves"

Rebel Staff
 

Two Liberal provincial politicians have released a report demanding funding increases for the CBC. But why? That's a federal matter.

To ingratiate themselves with the broadcaster? Maybe.

If so, it worked, since needless to say, the CBC picked up their press release and ran with it.

But their "report" is really a thinly disguised partisan attack on Stephen Harper, since the federal government ultimately controls the purse strings.

PS: What's going on between TVO and Kathleen Wynne right now should be a timely lesson in the dangers of giving provincial politicians too much say over public broadcasting...

 

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commented 2015-05-29 20:42:33 -0400
I hear that alot Ezra. There are so many people out there that don’t mind paying more in taxes. I always say to them,“So why don’t you?” They never do! They will only pay more in taxes only when they can drag you along kicking and screaming, so that they can stand on their self entitled soap box and say “see the wonderful work I did here!”
But as far as these two MPP ’ S are concerned, they want more money for the CBC because it’s not their money! I bet if someone were to ask them to write a check then, they would call you something unpleasant and then walk away mad! With these politicians, it’s always easier to spend other people’s money and then take credit for it, then it is to do the work and spend ones own money.
commented 2015-05-28 21:06:09 -0400
We need a referendum on the CBC, we really do, it is getting out of hand.
commented 2015-05-28 13:29:44 -0400
Cut off all Government funding to the CBC. Why should taxpayers pay for left wing political crap.
commented 2015-05-27 14:09:42 -0400
A free nation should simply NOT have a state broadcaster. That belongs in the likes of North Korea. You will say what about “PBS”? I would say America also is not a free nation, but in any case the PBS gets something like 1% of its funding from the feds, not 100%. The CBC has an agenda and promotes it without any tastefulness. An example is around Christmas all the Christian bashing specials it airs, mocking those that believe in the divinity of Christ. Or on 911s 10th anniversary it aired conspiracy theory fair that denied the official story of 911.
commented 2015-05-27 10:39:54 -0400
Oh, Peter: "Garry Wood said, “vlad-what do call socialist conservtives then”

A what? That is an oxymoron. "

Not quite — Alison Redford and Jim Prentice come to mind…
commented 2015-05-27 09:52:47 -0400
Greig – that is because they have a monopoly on the system, and many people don’t seem to question these deceptive freaks, and just take their word on what the truth is. I was raised to question things, and it has stood me well. The kids being brainwashed by this evil ideology are not taught to question, they are taught to fit in, and don’t make others look bad, and on and on the brain washing goes! I am praying that PM Harper cuts them loose after he wins another majority government in the fall! :-)
commented 2015-05-27 09:45:05 -0400
The CBC is no longer a relevant news source, they have completely morphed into a left wing political machine that puts their anti-Conservative agenda above all else. What is really sickening is they don’t even attempt to cover it up anymore.
commented 2015-05-27 09:42:19 -0400
Peter – Re – Garry’s comments (I used to do this to my brother, and drive him to distraction!) – now you see why the world is in trouble, and why I am hoping that Notely does have some level of maturity, to assist her with decision making! I am hoping she is intelligent, but then she is after all a socialist cow, so I’m not holding out much hope for her! :-)
commented 2015-05-27 07:40:18 -0400
Glenn Craig said, "As far as the news being left wing who owns the CBC really isn’t going to cure it. "

No, too true, it won’t. But at least I and every other conservative minded person would not be paying for it from our taxes.

I have no problem if they remain far left leaning as they are, but if I want to spend my money supporting a news broadcaster, I would rather it be one I want to support, one that tells the whole truth, not cherry picked facts that are arranged to suit their political flavour supported by interviews with left wing people that will always support the news caster’s political view point.
commented 2015-05-27 06:05:34 -0400
As far as the news being left wing who owns the CBC really isn’t going to cure it. My second job was as office gofer at the Canadian Press Halifax Bureau. Back then journalism was an apprenticeship …you started out doing obituaries and move up with seniority and experience.

Now their are “schools of journalism” and like just about everything else in academia those schools and their graduates are Marxists.

There is no cure….the best we can hope for is alternatives.
commented 2015-05-26 23:12:56 -0400
CBC does not reflect the lives of most Canadians. It has been infiltrated by the left, and guess what, we aren’t all Marxists, and don’t want to be. I don’t want the CBC to go away, I just do not want to pay one red cent for it,( pun intended). Live or die I don’t care. But stop making it my national broadcaster, they do not reflect my opinions on any level for anything whatsoever. More money? NO money!

Garry can you imagine the uproar if Harper defunded the CBC. That is why we need a referendum. I would not mind tax dollars for that. Then, when the people had voted, no one could blame it on Harper. Ask the average Canadian outside of Toronto or Montreal, they will tell you the truth.
commented 2015-05-26 22:40:11 -0400
I don’t think anybody takes over cbc they have to buy it from the tax payers and while we wait on payment in full it can not operate. That’s how quickly the cbc could go down, they are very vulnerable being tax payer servants. Or am I wrong in assuming we can cut funding?
commented 2015-05-26 21:33:05 -0400
Maurice said: “There’s no need for tax dollars to fund a National TV station to cover those areas. Contracts can be negotiated between the Federal Government and private sector stations that already cover those areas to stream a certain amount of local news and content. As for the CBC, they can stand on their own, go PBS model, or go under, and frankly, I don’t care which.” Precisely. Before CBC started garnering massive tax dollars, the National Film Board of Canada used to produce some wonderful documentary shorts promoting this country at a fraction of the cost! And completely unbiased to boot! These shorts remain with me to this day, having only viewed as a kid growing up in this country.
commented 2015-05-26 21:07:54 -0400
@maurice – It seems an insurmountable task. In order to defund the CBC the government could only do that if they were not expecting to get back into office the next election.

I wonder is a referendum would quieten the CBC supporters if the referendum clearly supported defunding the CBC.
commented 2015-05-26 21:04:06 -0400
CBC is going nowhere the gov’t union jobs are guaranteed. The private guys get paid less, do more, have less to work with, and on top of that they don’t have the union benefits that cbc employees have. I just wonder why can’t it be run like PBS?
commented 2015-05-26 20:00:21 -0400
Okay ,Garry. I now know your IQ. I will stop treating you like an adult, then.
commented 2015-05-26 19:56:36 -0400
When I was a young fella’ CBC was the only Canadian Channel around. Back then there was a legitimate reason to fund CBC as they were the only Canadian voice, up against CBS and ABC (I don’t think NBC was around yet…. or was it ABC that wasn’t around yet?). Either way, the original reason for a Canada-wide state funded TV station has long since gone. CTV and Global have demonstrated that independent private sector TV stations can stand on their own two feet. The only area where public money for TV programing is warranted is for local TV programing in small isolated communities, mostly up north. There’s no need for tax dollars to fund a National TV station to cover those areas. Contracts can be negotiated between the Federal Government and private sector stations that already cover those areas to stream a certain amount of local news and content. As for the CBC, they can stand on their own, go PBS model, or go under, and frankly, I don’t care which.
commented 2015-05-26 19:56:21 -0400
Okay ,Garry. I now know your IQ. I will stop treating you like an adult, then.
commented 2015-05-26 19:54:42 -0400
hey bert what that ernie you want a loan from good ole harpee!
commented 2015-05-26 19:54:02 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 2 mins ago
Garry, are you repeating what I say like children do when they try to irritate each other? Are you sure you are on the right website? Shouldn’t you be on the CBC site where that type of activity is expected as the norm? Or maybe Sesame Street has a website you can visit.
commented 2015-05-26 19:51:34 -0400
Garry, are you repeating what I say like children do when they try to irritate each other? Are you sure you are on the right website? Shouldn’t you be on the CBC site where that type of activity is expected as the norm? Or maybe Sesame Street has a website you can visit.
commented 2015-05-26 19:45:56 -0400
Garry, when you quote me, aren’t you supposed to reply too? Just askin’. :)
commented 2015-05-26 19:39:20 -0400
Garry, when you quote me, aren’t you supposed to reply too? Just askin’. :)
commented 2015-05-26 19:37:52 -0400
Donald, I don’t know, but I think 3.3 million a day is quite a lot of money. And you are right, there is not “equivalent nutrition”.

Defund the CBC! If they really are as good as their arrogance seems to indicate, then they should be able out do CTV, Global, Bell and Shaw without breaking a sweat!
commented 2015-05-26 19:32:20 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 2 mins ago
Garry Wood said, “oh peter-well who ruined hockey night in canada anyways!”

Well, you know Garry, I don’t really know. I don’t watch hockey. I’m a techie geek. I know it was on the CBC and now it is not. I didn’t go looking for it. Who hos it now, and who ruined it? Further, what do you mean by ruin!
commented 2015-05-26 19:32:10 -0400
Garry Wood said, “vlad-what do call socialist conservtives then”

A what? That is an oxymoron.
commented 2015-05-26 19:29:28 -0400
Garry Wood said, “oh peter-well who ruined hockey night in canada anyways!”

Well, you know Garry, I don’t really know. I don’t watch hockey. I’m a techie geek. I know it was on the CBC and now it is not. I didn’t go looking for it. Who hos it now, and who ruined it? Further, what do you mean by ruin?
commented 2015-05-26 19:16:00 -0400
I like Stuart McLean and his stories with the Vinyl Cafe. And that’s it. Everything else tends to be boring green leftwing tripe . They’re so passe.
commented 2015-05-26 19:11:54 -0400
..the $3.3 million that the cbc gets per day, isnt that much.. but if you think of it as 206250 glasses of orange juice per day…..then you must ask where is the equivalent nutrition.
commented 2015-05-26 19:08:15 -0400
Garry a good point about Rogers or Bell taking over the CBC. It is a problem giant corporations being “in charge” of the news. That is why I avoid most of the print media such as The Globe and Mail and the tv media such as Global and CTV. Even BNN which I watch online is dicey as Bell own that. I like coming to this site and visiting others such as Human Events. I have a sub to Sirius XM (no cable or satellite for me) and they have all the news you could want including Patriot, Progress, Family Talk and a gay channel so every view is there.
Would Social Credit perhaps fit the socialist conservative definition? They had a reasonable base in Alberta and rural Quebec at one time.