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$34 Million to CBC: More taxpayer money for nothing

The CBC headquarters in downtown Toronto.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is getting even more of your money despite the fact no-one is watching.

The federal government announced a grant of $34 Million in taxpayer dollars to help the failed broadcaster deal with lost advertising revenues and increased operating costs due to COVID-19.

The recently announced grant increases the federal budget for CBC to an annual $1.3 Billion.

The blame was put on COVID, but the fact is that CBC ratings and revenue has been dropping for years. Just 3% of Canadians watch CBC TV according to recent reports.

The CBC currently employs more than 7,400 people.

Certainly there are better ways to spend Canadians’ money.

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Ryan Craswell is a 2001 graduate of the Holland College Journalism Program in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He has worked in print media with The Eastern Graphic newspaper in PEI along with the Truro Daily News and Amherst Daily News in Nova Scotia. Ryan has also been an editor in online sports media but more recently has worked in marketing content. He created Free North News in October 2020 and is committed to delivering honest insight and news that the corporate, mainstream media fails to cover.

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