Canada’s public broadcaster came out Friday saying that they feel Canadians are willing to pay more for their service.
I’m all for the CBC. I think they do great work covering news, sports, arts and culture. From the Morning Edition on CBC Radio, all the way to The National on television. Personally, I would be willing to pay more for the coverage.
That being said however, I feel many Canadians would not be in the same boat. There has been many a person who has called the CBC nothing more than a waste of taxpayers dollars.
There are those who also feel that the Crown Corporation should not be in the news business, as they reported on their “bosses” on a regular basis. Some have gone as far to say that the CBC’s reporting bias depends on the governing party of the day.
So all in all, I think Canada’s oldest network may have a fight on their hands, despite what they are telling regulators.
For more information on the CBC’s goals, head over to HuffPost Canada.