CBC Opt Out... or privatize the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — As soon as possible!

I added my name to the National Citizens Coalition petition to defund the CBC. However, I believe they ought to privatize the broadcasting corporation. Break it up in parts and sell them. Then the money can go to pay down debt.

Each province can have their own thing, if they can afford public television, or people contribute enough to them such as TVO.

CBC gets $1.1 Billion of taxpayer funding a year and what do they show for it? A network that caters to a particular point of view and that competes with private broadcasters for advertising dollars and bids on popular television shows.

Futhermore, they have shown that they are unaccountable to oversight by the Information Commissioner in response to Access to Information requests.

Join thousands of Canadians saying that "enough is enough". Tell Minister of Heritage James Moore and Prime Minister Stephen Harper that you're "opting out" of paying for the CBC. Putting your name on this symbolic opt-out petition is a bold statement that say that you're fed up with the unaccountable actions of the state broadcaster.

Who knows, if the government privatizes the CBC one day, your name may be first on the list for a return on the sale! -- The National Citizens Coalition

Following is a link to the topic and reference to CBC Opt Out on a terrific conservative forum, Blue Canada www.bluecanada.ca — in my opinion.


SUN NEWS (newpspapers and TV station) has been after the CBC continually for a variety of reasons, and I read what's going on just about everyday.

CBC should be sold - Ezra Levant

To spread the reports I include the following from the Globe and Mail. Forget about The Star.

Conservatives summon Sun journalists to testify in CBC fight

The Conservatives are calling on some of the CBC's harshest critics and competitors to testify about the broadcaster at a parliamentary hearing on access to information.

Tory MPs on the Commons access to information, privacy and ethics committee successfully pushed for a study of the use of taxpayers' funds in the CBC's court battle with the information commissioner. The Crown Corporation is fighting to keep records involving its creative, journalistic and programming activities completely exempt from the Access to Information Act.

Some of the witnesses requested by the Tories include Sun Television/Sun Media pundits Ezra Levant and Brian Lilley, and the president of their parent company Quebecor, Pierre Karl Peladeau. Quebecor's television networks compete directly with the CBC for viewers in Quebec.