When the Liberals won the 2015 election, they promised to increase CBC funding. And they did.
But there’s a catch: That funding is temporary. It expires in 2021. That means we could go back to Harper-era funding levels for CBC in less than two years. We don’t know how long this minority parliament will last and the next government may not be so favourable.
Our Executive Director, Daniel Bernhard, has written an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, asking for him to make the 2016 CBC budget increase permanent, and to increase funding to $50 per person per year, up from the current $34.
Will you add your name to Daniel’s letter?
When citizens lead, politicians follow. We need to show them that Canadians value the CBC and want to protect it. How will they know if we don’t tell them?
Please add your name to Daniel’s letter now.