...why does it need any federal government money at all?

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Donít make Radio-Canada subsidize the CBC

When the CBC recently unveiled its new five-year strategic plan, a document so comically Orwellian that the network should hire the consultants who wrote it to come up with a new sitcom, the elephant in the half-empty Toronto broadcasting centre went entirely unmentioned.

The plan, titled A Space For Us All (external - login to view), refers to the Crown corporation as CBC/Radio-Canada, as if the English- and French-language networks constitute one entity with the same audience and digital challenges. In reality, all they share is a board of directors and mandate imposed on them by the federal Broadcasting Act.

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Don’t make Radio-Canada subsidize the CBC - The Globe and Mail