CBC accused by Quebecor of acting ‘disgracefully and unscrupulously’ for exploiting COVID-19 crisis
|National Post 22 Apr 2020 at 20:04|
One of the largest private media companies in Quebec has written a scathing letter to the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission claiming the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is trying to put its competitors out of business in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is precisely why public organizations such as Crown Corporations are not eligible for government grants during this crisis, and that should remain the case,” the letter says.
National Post was unable to reach the CRTC for comment by press time.
“This unfortunate situation argues compellingly for the complete elimination of the public broadcaster’s advertising revenues, in order to end once and for all this behaviour unworthy of a Crown Corporation,” the letter says.
(They are) taking advantage of this devastating crisis to plunge the private sector deeper into the financial abyss
“This leaves TVA and the other broadcasters in a very tricky situation, with scant content available to them and very high costs for broadcast rights,” says the letter.
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