It would be a tragedy for this country to lose the CBC/Radio-Canada. It is not the Ministry of Truth, and what a weak reference, it is our national broadcasting service that is owned by us all, if you have a complaint, make your opinion known to them. The CBC isn't just about ratings, it's about having an independant news firm that is owned by the PEOPLE of this country and not by some multinational media corporation with personal interests.
For as much patriotic showboating as many Conservatives do in this country, I never ceased to be surprised (and hurt) by their evident contempt for any number of our national institutions which, at least for me, are a source of great national pride.
I remember listening to CBC radio during the elections and they were plugging the hell out of the Conservatives, and I remember thinking bias as well. Crying bias is often the argument postulated by both sides when asked about the media.
And Colpy, their apology was more than sufficient, and in fact, it couldn't have been clearer.