That’s Friends of Canadian Broadcasting‘s anti-Harper ad. The watchdog also urges Canadians to resist the Conservatives plan to undermine the editorial independence of the CBC, “and turn our national public broadcaster into a government propaganda machine – a state broadcaster!”
As I blogged earlier, “a new poll released by Nanos, 81% of Canadians reject the Harper Conservatives’ diabolical plan… Interestingly, that figure includes 55% of Conservative Party supporters.”
In most free and democratic countries, journalists hold governments accountable.
Stephen Harper is trying to put an end to that.
Now that Bill C-60 is the law of the land, the Harper government can exercise control over the wages and working conditions of all CBC employees, including all those who produce news and current affairs programs.
This gives Stephen Harper an unprecedented capacity to undermine the CBC’s editorial independence and turn our national public broadcaster into a government propaganda machine – a state broadcaster!
The CBC must now contend with more political interference than any public broadcaster in the free and democratic world.
A new Nanos Research poll shows just how isolated Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have become, standing alone as a rogue government desperate to control and silence the CBC and other media outlets.
Together, we can hold Harper’s Conservatives accountable for their agenda to destroy public broadcasting in Canada.