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CBC funding becoming political ahead of budget, election

Media | 01/22/2015 10:07 pm EST

MONTREAL — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is promising, if elected, to reverse funding cuts imposed on CBC/Radio-Canada in recent years, though political observers do not expect the Conservative government to make any surprise moves regarding the public broadcaster in the coming months when it lays out its last budget before the next federal election. The NDP would also put in place multi-year funding that is “stable” and “predictable,” as well as an independent process to govern appointments made to the public broadcasters’ board of directors, he said....