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Green Party would increase CBC funding

Media | 10/06/2015 6:55 pm EDT

The Green Party supports reversing recent years' cuts to CBC/Radio-Canada and boosting its funding further, though the party doesn’t oppose the public broadcaster's attempt to find alternative sources of funding, said Jo-Ann Roberts, the party’s arts and culture critic. Last month, CBC chief executive Hubert Lacroix said the public broadcaster must start a “conversation” about alternative funding models, which could include a levy on Internet service providers (ISPs) or a household fee or tax. In recent years, CBC has had its funding cut by the Conservative...