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Advocates call for end to digital media exemptions for CBC

News | 01/18/2021 5:40 pm EST
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting executive director Daniel Bernhard speaks to parliamentarians about reviewing tax on ads on foreign platforms on April 24, 2018./ Photo via Sam Garcia.

The advocacy group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting has called on the CRTC to force CBC/Radio-Canada to open up what the group says is the CBC’s request to put $300 million into a “black box” of unregulated digital expenditures, and to keep the current CBC management on a “shorter leash” by imposing a three-year license term. 

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