posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 12:50 PM
Don't mess with the CBC. Don't screw with their budget, don't screw with their mandate.
For those of you who aren't Canadian, the CBC is our version the BBC. Paid for by tax payers and created in order to promote Canadian news and
For decades, politicians, business owners and even the general public have known that the CBC is 'usually' a mouth piece for either the political
party in power, or the official opposition.
That all changed last year. Stephen Harper's austerity filled budget also included cuts to CBC's budget. This caused the CBC to cancel some very
popular and long running programs as well as having to start firing staff.
Since this perceived attack on the CBC took place, they've been the most aggressive I have ever seen when it comes to exposing scandals, asking
actual hard questions and not bowing to the pressure of the government.
As we saw with the Canadian Foreign Workers Program, the Senate Finance Scandal and the Voter Fraud allegations from last year's election, the CBC has
been the only major news outlet in Canada to challenge our governments ineptitude and criticize their often lame rhetoric and question dodging.
This is why a publicly owned media is important for any nation to have. Not one controlled by the state, but paid for by the taxpayers and with a
mandate to inform and with journalistic integrity standards written and enforced by law.
Mark my words Stephen Harper and your Western Reform Party, your downfall will not be because you are a corrupt and have committed acts of treason
against Canadians. It will be because you insulted a group of people who hold more sway and have far more political power than you ever could dream
edit on 6/8/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)