cc: Pablo Rodriguez
Dear Mr. Trudeau, I am writing to urge you to participate in the telephone town hall event FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has invited you to.
Since the Liberal Party’s just-released campaign platform makes almost no mention of the CBC, I would like to know if your intention is to allow CBC funding to revert to Harper-era levels when the five-year investment your government made in CBC expires.
I also note the campaign platform calls for more local news from CBC and promises to require CBC to make its online publishing tools available to online news start-ups and community papers. These are important new services, but how will they be financed?
Please join FRIENDS supporters on a telephone town hall to answer these questions.