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

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

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.

Blatchford died this morning in a Toronto hospital, where a circle of close friends and family kept a bedside vigil

She was instinctively kind, had an alert and well-exercised radar for the plight of the underdog, the little guy, the person or group never near the head tables of life

All of Toronto knew this was her story, but for just one day, it was mine

Christie Blatchford dead at 68: Here, we take a look back at some of her memorable, most recent contributions at the Post
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