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Help save Canada’s public radio and television

There’s talk in Parliament about killing our public broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). That’s like taking a knife to the flag and snubbing hockey and maple syrup.
We’ve known for awhile that Stephen Harper has no fondness for the CBC. Last month, Dean Del Mastro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, said publicly: “Maybe it’s time we get out of the broadcasting business.” Since all such public messaging must receive prior approval from the Prime Minister’s Office, we know that this reflects Harper’s sentiment.
On Dec. 6, during Parliamentary debate, Heritage Minister Moore twice refused to dismiss the idea that the government should kill public broadcasting.
We need to show our support for our public broadcaster. Please sign the petition below and forward it to others. Thank you.

December 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm Comments (0)