The NDP will stand up for the CBC
March 2nd, 2015 - 3:10pm
The CBC/Radio Canada is at the heart of our identity as Canadians and an NDP government would protect its role as our national broadcaster.
“All Canadians are proud of the CBC/Radio-Canada’s unique way of bringing vibrance to larger cities like Toronto and smaller communities all across the country,” said NDP leader Tom Mulcair. “Not only do they enrich local culture, the CBC/Radio-Canada creates jobs and helps keep people connected.”
If elected to government the NDP would cancel the Conservatives’ $115 million cut to CBC/Radio-Canada which led to the dismissal of 650 full-time employees. An independent process for appointing members to the board of directors would also be established.
“An NDP government would ensure stable, predictable, multi-year funding to help protect the CBC/Radio-Canada from advertising-market fluctuations and to allow it to fulfill its mandate,” said Mulcair. “New Democrats will continue working hard to maintain our strong public broadcaster and ensure that our unique, Canadian stories are told.”
CBC/Radio-Canada is a core cultural institution that is essential to our democracy. Sign the petition today: http://petition.ndp.ca/stand-up-for-the-CBC