Majority of Canadians Support Defunding the CBC

I’m not sure about you, but I can’t recall the last time I tuned into the CBC.

I’m sure I’m not alone – only 28% of Canadians listen to CBC Radio and less than 4% of Canadians watched CBC-TV in 2019.

So why are Canadian taxpayers on the hook to fund a service that we rarely use?

A recent report by the Auditor General of Canada presented to the CBC’s Board of Directors shows that the CBC received $1.24 billion in funding from taxpayers in 2021-2022.

A recent report by the Auditor General of Canada presented to the CBC’s Board of Directors shows that the CBC received $1.24 billion in funding from taxpayers in 2021-2022.

In addition, in the Trudeau government’s latest fiscal update, the government pledged an additional $42 million for the CBC to “offset revenue losses related to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

And the cherry on top – a recent report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation reveals Canadians have been on the hook for over $156 million in the form of raises and bonuses for CBC staff since 2015.

And the cherry on top – a recent report by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation reveals Canadians have been on the hook for over $156 million in the form of raises and bonuses for CBC staff since 2015.

Arthur, it’s no wonder the majority of Canadians support defunding the CBC.

True North is proof that a media outlet does not need to rely on government handouts to succeed.

True North is the fastest growing online media outlet in Canada.

True North is the fastest growing online media outlet in Canada.

We want to compete with legacy media – will you help us?

Your support ensures we’re able to reach more Canadians and continue producing videos, podcasts and news reports.

Thank you,

Cosmin Dszurdzsa
Senior Researcher

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