Monday, April 23, 2012
That was then... Our current government, led by Steven Harper, does not like the CBC. They have slashed funding considerably. Many job cuts are imminent; recording of concerts will be greatly curtailed. This trickles down to less funding for musicians and the arts in general, less investigative journalism, less regional news etc. For television, this means fewer made in Canada shows, more reruns and, of course, less work for actors and anyone involved in the broadcast industry.
Private networks, beholden to advertisers cannot offer the same level of commitment to Canadian culture, nor do they attempt to cater to a variety of audiences. Money, the bottom line, is what counts and that does not lead to support of the arts. Rather it caters to the lowest common denominator.
to learn more about the cuts