On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 2:02 PM, wrote:
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.
Pierre Poilievre, M.P. Nepean-Carleton
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Thanks for the response. I understand the budgetary concerns, which I believe were a concern before you won the election. In which case I don’t understand why this was something that was promised by the CPC’s during the election? It seems that the other promised which were made are being honoured, and I am concerned that this one will not be. I specifically heard James Moore unequivocally state that the CBC’s funding would be maintained OR increased.
Best Regards, KD
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Hi All, this was actually a form letter that I sent to Pierre and Stephen Harper which he responded to today. I have since followed up again.
Sent: November 29, 2011 11:16 AM
To: Harper, Stephen – P.M.
Cc: Poilievre, Pierre – M.P.
Subject: Stop the CBC Smackdown
Right Hon. Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A2
I call on your government to keep its election promise to maintain or increase funding to the CBC. After years of brutal budget cuts, more of the same will kill our public broadcaster. Do the right thing. Keep your promise.
Mr. Pierre Poilievre
House of Commons
Ottawa Ontario K1A0A6
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