Ottawa is infested with corporate lobbyists whose foremost concern is profit. The public interest is hardly their top priority. And with big tech hiring politicians and government hiring from big tech, it's becoming even more difficult for regular people to have their voices heard on Parliament Hill.
No matter what big tech might say, Canadians are strong supporters of CBC, and of all Canadian journalism and storytelling. MPs, senators, party staffers and civil servants need to know how deep this support is, before they make decisions that hand even more control of the Canadian audio-visual system to unaccountable private companies who just want to make a buck – or a billion bucks.