The Government of Canada Main Estimates for 2009/10 indicate that federal support for the CBC has declined by $63 million from 2008/09, or 5.6 %. This constitutes a $79 million cut when inflation is considered.
Claims by the government that the CBC is receiving record levels of
public financing and that the Harper government has increased CBC
funding every year since coming into office are false.
Here are the inflation adjusted facts: