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Dismantle ‘bloated’ CBC, says CPC candidate Leitch

Media | 11/24/2016 8:01 pm EST

Conservative Party leadership candidate and Ontario MP Kellie Leitch said she has put CBC/Radio-Canada “on notice” and that if selected to lead her party and form government, she would dismantle the country’s public broadcaster. In a Facebook post, Leitch responded to Wednesday’s announcement by fellow leadership candidate Maxime Bernier that he would reform the CBC to focus on a tighter mandate, with her own intention to “dismantle the bloated, taxpayer-subsidized CBC so that we can level the playing field for Canadian media.”...

Bernier would streamline CBC’s mandate, remove ads as CPC leader

Media | 11/23/2016 9:22 pm EST

OTTAWA — Conservative MP Maxime Bernier said Wednesday that if he is selected as the next leader of the federal Conservative Party and the next Canadian prime minister, he would move to make changes to CBC/Radio-Canada that would keep it from competing with the private sector. “Do we need a public broadcaster that runs bad Canadian copies of American popular shows?” Bernier asked, during a press conference on Parliament Hill, also questioning the need for CBC to air...