Erin O'toole, Conservative Leadership, Cbc

Erin O'toole, Conservative Leadership

Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole would slash funding, privatize CBC English TV and digital

But he says he wouldn’t cut Radio-Canada, CBC’s French-language division

14.2.2020

Conservative leadership candidate Erin O'Toole would slash funding, privatize CBC English TV and digital

But he says he wouldn’t cut Radio-Canada, CBC ’s French-language division

OTTAWA — Conservative leadership candidate Erin O’Toole is promising to effectively end CBC’s English-language public broadcasting operation, except for radio. But he says he won’t cut Radio-Canada, CBC’s French-language division. CBC is a popular target during Conservative leadership races, as multiple candidates in the 2017 race had also taken aim at the public broadcaster’s news division. In total, CBC receives $1.2 billion in operating and capital funding from the government each year, and adds about $500 million in advertising, subscription fees, and other revenue sources. O’Toole released a video Friday morning where he promised to cut all funding to CBC’s English-language digital operations, slash the English TV budget by 50 per cent, and aim to privatize the English TV operation by the end of his first mandate in government. The CBC is out of control and in need of reform. I’ll slash funding for English TV and CBC News Network, and end funding for digital news. Focus should be on CBC Radio and Radio Canada. Add your name: https://t.co/HA2lG4G59d pic.twitter.com/N3gTtP12fA — Erin O'Toole (@ErinOTooleMP) February 14, 2020“The world of broadcast media has changed dramatically, but our public broadcaster is stuck in the past,” O’Toole said in the video. “When the CBC was created in the 1930s, it was an early way to connect the vast Dominion of Canada. Radio and later TV broadcasts were new and often the only way to connect the nation and tell our story. “Almost a century later, Canadians are connected to the world with the swipe of their finger. They carry their own broadcast studio in their pocket and have unlimited streaming options 24/7.” O’Toole said he would leave English-language radio alone, noting it is “commercial-free and delivers public interest programming from coast to coast.” “We will also preserve Radio-Canada, which plays an important role connecting Quebecers and francophones across Canada in their own language,” he said. O’Toole went on to attack the Liberals for increasing CBC’s operating funding after they were elected in 2015. The 2016 federal budget promised an extra $150 million annually for the CBC through 2021. That more than reversed the cuts imposed by Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, which in 2012 had slashed CBC funding by $115 million over three years. Earlier, O’Toole promised to also end the federal government’s aid package for print media, which totals $595 million over five years in tax breaks and measures to help non-profit media organizations. During the 2017 leadership race, some candidates — including Kellie Leitch and Brad Trost — promised to outright scrap the CBC’s news operations. But O’Toole’s comments go substantially further than what the frontrunners in the 2017 race had pledged to do. Maxime Bernier had promised to “streamline” the CBC’s mandate, and to make it ad-free and more reliant on fundraising (similar to PBS in the United States). Andrew Scheer was more vague in his comments, saying “news is one thing I never believed the government should be in,” but didn’t propose a detailed plan for the CBC. A few months before the 2019 federal election, Scheer only said he would review the CBC’s operations to ensure more focus on Canadian news coverage. • Email: bplatt@postmedia.com | Twitter: btaplatt Read more: National Post

Of course Con-like he only wants corporate-controlled Con-biased media to exist in Canada. But all forward modern democracies fund their public broadcaster. rexglacer He will have my vote, freeing up 1.6 billion annually that could be spend building a new state of the art large capacity hospital every year, or replace old obsolete disgnostic equipment on all our hospitals. How about giving out veterans what they deserve. Endless possibilities.

Go for it Erin, they’re big enough to eat from the market Not enough, nothing short of total dismantlement will do. This country can do without a public funded Pravda. rexglacer Let’s hope so! rexglacer CBC should be turned into a govt funded dog poop collecting firm. They have a lot of experience shoveling shit.

rexglacer Did he support the Open Borders UN Pact? Oh I think so! Here we go with the anger, rage and hate theme. How destructive can you get? Well that guarantees him negative CBC coverage Excellent idea!. It's about time. Use the PBS model of funding to have supporters do the supporting. CBC is irrelevant to most Canadians, just look at their ratings.

Chris Selley: Erin O’Toole an unlikely fit as the ‘real conservative’ candidateSetting aside branding, tone, personality and parade participation, there aren’t huge policy differences between today’s Conservatives and Liberals Cancel the print media bailout? That’s it then. He’s dead to all media . I would nominate ErinOTooleMP as Minister of Defence. I think he would be great.

Camp town ladies sing this song, do da, do da! DefundCBC WallStPete You mean, he wants to make them self supporting, like every other media outlet? Wow...what a great idea. TeamAdam76 Put up the CBC “For Sale” sign and get rid of it completely. PissedAlbertan 👏👏👏👏👏👏 TeamAdam76 Way to capture the middle.

Awesome. I'm listening to this. I prefer MacKay but cutting the Liberal propeganda machine (aka CBC) loose and making it survive on it's own merits interests me. Better done Eric drain the swamp For once a Canadian politician with balls.

Chris Selley: Erin O’Toole an unlikely fit as the ‘real conservative’ candidateSetting aside branding, tone, personality and parade participation, there aren’t huge policy differences between today’s Conservatives and Liberals Cancel the print media bailout? That’s it then. He’s dead to all media . I would nominate ErinOTooleMP as Minister of Defence. I think he would be great.

I think having news media not connected to corporate money is what's keeping us from becoming US. No thank you, most Canadians are proud of CBC. Conservatives hate the cbc because it is designed to provide content that isn't always profitable and serve all communities in Canada, even the ones that aren't as profitable. They also fairly cover the news.

Good Lord... another whole. Sounds like a plan... Put a wig on him, this could be a Trump impression How novel. An angry white guy in politics. 🙄 Thankfully someone is listening to the people and reading the stats. .8% of people watch that crap. We shouldn’t fund that garbage ElectTories Here Elect Conservative's jimkarahalios has a good start to His platform. Tell everyone!

Just spent 2 mos. In Britain where BBC is needed more than ever in a competitive media market just like CBC in Canada.

John Baird rules out running for Conservative leadership'I am incredibly happy with my post-political life and enjoy my work,' Baird said. all the good ones are bailing out and all that's left is the chopper rider. Small mercies.

Ok I’m listening go on Privatization would be the death of the CBC. We need balance of left and right political spectrums for true democracy. Hes got my vote Privatize it all. DefundCBC Finally AWESOME start!! All good ideas. And that is a good thing!! Not main issue at moment . Cdn_Catechist He's got my vote. Bring it on

Former cabinet minister John Baird won't seek Conservative leadershipFormer Conservative cabinet minister John Baird says he will not seek the Tory leadership, after mounting speculation he’d put his name forward. GOOD. NO MORE GLOBALIST SHILLS RUNNING; APPART FROM O'TOOL AND MACKAY. Must be something seriously wrong with CPC seems like no one wants to be their leader and anyone who wants to take the job, CPC followers don't want them.

Judging by the pic he’s obviously not NP’s choice. The. Man. Is. A. O’Foole. Of course he would! Slash is the cons middle name. Take Ford and Kenney as an example of how thats working so far!! I think it's a great idea, I would end all public funding, and force them to be competitive. Like Petro Canada.

Somebody needs to Let’s get started! Drain the Ottawa swamp! april64caca Erin The Tool So Canada and have more right wing media and trick the populace into voting against their best interest. He’s got my vote

Former Conservative cabinet minister John Baird decides to stay out of leadership raceThe absence of what some in the party feel is a ‘true blue’ voice in the contest — a role some saw as belonging to either Poilievre or Ambrose — put pressure on Baird to join Too bad. Phew, I'll sleep better tonight knowing that! reallydontcare Baird! Baird! Baird! No mckay! No mckay! No mckay!

“American owned newspaper has issue with Canadian owned public broadcaster” there’s your headline, Nationalal POSt umm, it there anyone else running? Good. CBC is the fox news of Canada except with liberals. When I was a kid, it was actually more or less impartial. If he want to slash CBC, that's mean he don't own culture at all and he don't need it! Poor little brain!😱

Well, had they been more even handed, we would protest, but the CBC party could disappear tomorrow and nothing in my life would change Good for him. CBC Pravda has got to go. In the U S. they have PBS channel which exists through people's donations. DO NOT USE MY TAX dollars! Wow...he really got the fire under him.. 👍

Bad idea.

HuffPost is now a part of Verizon MediaOh good! Thank goodness

This guy is an internet troll come to life. His policies are ridiculous. Hard pass on selling off Canada Definitely showing the 'tool' in O'Toole Good. Finally someone with some sense. This bloated crown corporation never makes a profit and is a burden on the taxpayer all while giving Canadians liberal biased reporting.

Order will matter here. Funding needs to be 'slashed' as a result of privatization. Do it the other way around and all you're doing is devaluing an asset you're trying to get top dollar for. Yes!!!! That's chicken-shit. CBC only speaks to minority groups across the country and is, for the most part, a waste of money. But you don't have the nerve to touch anything French. Typical politician. Radio-Canada is simply the French language propaganda arm of the Liberals.

It's a first step towards defundcbc alltogether

One of many reasons to support Erin O’Toole Mmm...no thanks. I like the CBC just the way it is, a Public Broadcaster. He really is a Tool Good Global and CTV spew the same scripted propaganda. He'd sell it off to a crony mass media outlet and it would be different day, same crap. He's got my vote. Anyone else tired of disengenous angry Conservatives. This guy is a tool!

One more reason not to vote for this guy. CBC is the only media outlet left, where journalists are not reporting based on who pays more. Nope. Defund them and walk away. Privatizing CBC will, no doubt include an ongoing subsidy to Bell, Shaw, Roger's . . . which ever Corporation is connected enough to get the contract. cdnpoli

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CBC should be defunded altogether In today's society they are no longer needed Because he doesn't like what they have to say. Why ONLY the English TV parts!?



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