Canadians from across the political spectrum value the CBC, give it good marks for meeting its mandate and think it plays an important role in Canada.
- 80% would increase CBC funding or maintain it at current levels, while only 16% would decrease it; a majority (57%) of Conservative Party supporters would increase or maintain CBC funding, while 37% would decrease it.
- 80% believe that CBC plays an important role in strengthening Canadian culture and identity, a view shared by a majority (57%) of Conservative supporters.
- 81% think the CBC should remain independent from government, while 12% think the government should take direct control of the wages and working conditions of CBC’s employees. Among Conservative Party supporters, 55% think the CBC should remain independent while 29% favour direct control.
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Jul 22, 2013 — Nanos survey data tables
Jul 22, 2013 — Nanos survey data tables by 1st and 2nd choice party preference
Jul 22, 2013 — Speech: 'Free the CBC' campaign press conference
Remarks by Ian Morrison, FRIENDS' spokesperson in a press conference on Parliament Hill launching new ads challenging Stephen Harper's hostile takeover bid for the CBC, and his government's effort to intimidate journalists.
Jul 22, 2013 — News Release: CBC rejects ads that challenge Harper’s media muzzling
The CBC has refused to air television ads that challenge the Conservative government's takeover of the national public broadcaster.