The federal government should commit to stable funding for the CBC until 2015-2016, the House of Commons heritage committee wrote in its final report released last week. “It is proposed that it be recommended that the federal government provide CBC with stable funding until 2015-2016 to carry out its five-year plan, as presented to the Standing Committee on Heritage, and definitively include additional annual funding of $60 million,” the committee wrote. The CBC has received additional funding each year for programming in the amount of $60 million since 2001. Last month, the public broadcaster appeared before the heritage committee to present its new five-year plan. It asked for a multi-year commitment for the additional $60 million to ensure the plan's execution. In its March budget, the federal government renewed the $60 million for the 2011-2012 year, but the budget did not pass.