The CBC wants to replicate the opinion pages of private newspapers and put them on the state broadcaster’s website but if what happened over the weekend in what amounted to a hit piece against the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is any indication, it won’t go well.
Watch as I explain the problematic aspects of the piece including their failure to tell you who wrote that piece.
The fact is, the CTF raised more than $4M from donors last year to help pay for their operations to fulfil their mandate of keeping an eye on how taxpayer money is spent by politicians. Clearly, the Canadian public supports them.
Unlike the CBC, the CTF is scrupulous about being non-partisan and not wasting donor money.
I don’t think we need a government broadcaster and think they should be sold off but at the very least, we need to call on the CBC to stick to their knitting rather than going into areas like this where they have no business.