Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The future of the CBC needs ‘great debate’

Canadians need to have a “great debate” about the future of the CBC, including options like going commercial-free and using licence fees like those in the U.K. and Germany to fund it, a forum has been told. Speaking to a forum sponsored by the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Eric Koch, 92, who spent 35 years at the CBC, said the decision to end licence fees in the 1950s removed the “insulation” the public broadcaster had from government interference and — in the case of the recent federal budget — vulnerable to its funding decisions.
Toronto Star

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