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Meanwhile in the BBC, they make $5 billion in revenue. 1/4 of that is BBC Worldwide selling it's programming internationally.

However they too have been selling off real estate and consolidating programming. I'm pretty sure if the CBC made quality shows like the BBC does they wouldn't have issues.

It's pretty clear that the Conservatives aren't trying to kill the CBC to save money. They just don't want someone asking tough questions on how they run government.

And how much of that is from the TV license fee...aka a tax for having a TV if you want to watch live broadcasts?

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The fifth estate, Marketplace, and the passionate eye are all worthwhile, IMO.

The CBC was a great station at one time. They mostly cater to an older generation now, but they have produced quality shows over the years.

Kids shows like Mr.Dressup, Fred Penner, The Friendly Giant, and Degrassi. Comedy shows like the Red Green Show, the Rick Mercer Report, This Hour has 22 minutes, The Kids in the Hall, Kenny Vs Spenny, and Jonovision. And important shows like Dragons Den and the Nature of Things.

When the station is funded properly and talented people are paid the way they should be, they have created good Canadian content. Believe it or not this is important to Canada because it keeps Canadian values and what it means to be Canadian alive. If we start privatizing these institutions and start getting over-saturated with American content, the line between Canadian and American begins to blur even further.

At the end of the day, the amount they spend on the CBC is a drop in the bucket compared to the waste that goes on in this government. And it does have value still, even in todays age.

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The CBC was a great station at one time. They mostly cater to an older generation now, but they have produced quality shows over the years.

Kids shows like Mr.Dressup, Fred Penner, The Friendly Giant, and Degrassi. Comedy shows like the Red Green Show, the Rick Mercer Report, This Hour has 22 minutes, The Kids in the Hall, Kenny Vs Spenny, and Jonovision. And important shows like Dragons Den and the Nature of Things.

When the station is funded properly and talented people are paid the way they should be, they have created good Canadian content. Believe it or not this is important to Canada because it keeps Canadian values and what it means to be Canadian alive. If we start privatizing these institutions and start getting over-saturated with American content, the line between Canadian and American begins to blur even further.

At the end of the day, the amount they spend on the CBC is a drop in the bucket compared to the waste that goes on in this government. And it does have value still, even in todays age.

I will admit, Kenny vs Spenny was a piece of art

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The fifth estate, Marketplace, and the passionate eye are all worthwhile, IMO.

All worthwhile shows that can stand on their own on other networks. Local news will survive as will the best newscasters.

No need for my taxes to Subsidize coronation street in prime time.

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Harper had the same policy in 2008 and has run deficits for year after year. Bailed out banks that didn't need it. Cut all services. So status quo? Maybe the incoming party can find some of the 'lost' money though.

Policy in 2008 wasn't caused by a recession. It was a global financial crisis that had to be dealt with calmly and decisively. There is a reason Canada and its banks came through in much better shape that most western countries. You can disagree in hindsight but the hand on the tiller guided Canada masterfully.

And the Canadian banks that received " bailouts" as you call it would have gone under like many many US banks did.

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Policy in 2008 wasn't caused by a recession. It was a global financial crisis that had to be dealt with calmly and decisively. There is a reason Canada and its banks came through in much better shape that most western countries. You can disagree in hindsight but the hand on the tiller guided Canada masterfully.

And the Canadian banks that received " bailouts" as you call it would have gone under like many many US banks did.

As household debts skyrocketed, it appears they just put the problem on us. Masterful.
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