CBC Cuts – 2011_2

On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM, wrote:

K,

Thank you for copying me with your message to the Prime Minister regarding the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). I appreciate you taking the time to share your views with me.Our Government has launched a comprehensive deficit reduction action plan that will focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government operations to ensure value for taxpayers’ money.

All federal departments, agencies and Crown corporations, including the CBC, have been asked to identify and to propose efficiencies. The results of this process will be part of Budget 2012.

Our Government provides annual funding to the CBC and expects the Corporation to use these public funds in the most efficient and accountable manner possible. We will continue to work closely with the CBC to ensure that public funds are managed wisely.

Sincerely,
Pierre Poilievre, M.P. Nepean-Carleton
Parliamentary

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2 responses to “CBC Cuts – 2011_2

  • Brian

    It appears there are 2 points that aren’t getting across to the public.

    The first is that in economic bad times it’s the governments responsibility to adjust budgets for the whole country irrespective of what budgets may have been in past “better” times.

    The second is that the government is responsible for making sure taxpayers are getting “value” for heir money. Even if someone has a “favorite” crown corporation, that corporation still needs to be accountable and efficient.

    • dearpierrep

      Hi Brian,
      Thanks for your comments. I don’t think that these points are missed by the public in this instance. The CPC’s were the ones who made this promise. This isn’t a new request that has come about since the Conservatives took power, or since the economic down turn. These are recent statements and promises from the government. CPC’s used this in their election campaign for a reason, and holding them accountable to this is reasonable.
      Certainly the people who believe public broadcasting is valuable are going to remind the government of their own promises.

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