Heritage Minister on CBC Radio

Jul 12, 2011

In his appearance on Q on July 12, Heritage Minister James Moore defamed Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (which he referred to erroneously as Friends of the CBC) when he said that we have lied to the public about what his government has contributed to fund the CBC.

Any visitor to our website at "friends.ca" can see that we have published a chart which shows total parliamentary funding to CBC each year this century. All amounts are expressed in 2011 dollars to account for the effects of inflation and provide for a reliable comparison over time. Contrary to his claims, governmental support for CBC has declined in each of the past three years.

Total Parliamentary Funding of the CBC

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