The CBC is a Canadian institution as well as a service. I listen to it all the time. The news is almost as good as the BBC, the talk show hosts on radio are mostly intelligent and thoughtful, Quirks and Quarks is an awesome science show. Ideas covers the entire sprectrum of thought.
Compare the CBC with what you get in the US. With the exception of the PBS, there is not much intelligent on their airwaves. American "News" has become little more than infotainment, infomercials and brainless propaganda. Evangelical and extreme right wing nut cases dominate the talk show programs. Nearly every radio station has identical programing so you if you don't have satellite radio, you can only listen to same idiot rant about the "librul" media, "supporting the troops" and "God Bless America" while driving from Mississipi to Minnesota or turn the radio off.
I am grateful Canada has the CBC. The US is an example of how not to regulate the airwaves. Most people in the US have lost the ability to think for themselves. Most Americans don't have their own opinions. Their opinions are programed into their mind through propaganda pretending to be the "news". Its really sad.