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Joly non-committal on $150M in extra funding for CBC

Media | 02/02/2016 10:08 pm EST

Heritage Minister Melanie Joly is refusing to specify that the CBC will receive the $150 million in extra funding the Liberal government promised during last year’s election, despite receiving questions on the subject from both the opposition and the media in recent days. “Fair observers are sort of torn between having no reason to distrust the prime minister at this point and yet, it’s a sensitive subject because of what’s happened in the past,” when previous governments reversed positions on CBC funding, said Ian Morrison, spokesman for the watchdog group...