The left-wing state broadcaster has been put on notice by Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch.
In a press release yesterday, Leitch said “I strongly disagree with the stance taken by fellow leadership candidate Maxime Bernier and his call for CBC reform – the CBC doesn’t need to be reformed it needs to be dismantled. The measure of a conservative is in their efforts to, as the great British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher described it, ‘roll back the frontiers of the state.’ Maxime’s plan doesn’t do that. Mine does.”
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“Taxpayers should not have to subsidize the CBC to keep it afloat,” she went on to say. “Just like in the private sector, if a company isn’t competitive and isn’t profitable, it shouldn’t be in business. Private media outlets like The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Le Journal du Montreal are struggling, and we must level the playing field. The days of a bloated, taxpayer-subsidized CBC are numbered.”
In a Facebook post, Leitch went one step further saying “The government has been propping up the CBC for too long.”
The only part of the state broadcaster that will remain intact is the part that provides emergency services to remote and rural parts of Canada.
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