The CBC was created by Parliament to provide radio and television services from “coast to coast to coast”, as they like to say, except that’s not what they’re doing any more.
CBC’s hiring - not for T.V. or radio but to compete with newspapers across the country.
Ask yourself - is this what the CBC was established to do? Is this why they get their over $1B per year subsidy?
No. Instead they compete in ways that make it impossible for privately owned newspapers to be competitive.
Newspapers in this country will be put out of business as much by CBC as anything else.
Whether you’re a detractor or a supporter of CBC, the news that they’re hiring for the on-line print news organization they’re building, which will compete with private newspapers, should make you angry too.
You don’t have to believe as some of us do that they should be sold off but you should be able to say they should be required to stick to their mandate and do what Parliament asks them to do, not find new ways to compete with the private sector.
But really, isn’t it time that Parliament clipped CBC’s wings?