Friday, September 19, 2008
Is Stephen Harper Planning to Destroy the CBC?
LaPresse asks the obvious question.
Stephen Harper remained vague this morning about a survey sent by the Conservative Party to its members shortly before the election campaign that questions whether the billion dollars awarded each year to CBC and Radio-Canada is worth it.
The survey has 11 questions, and one of them reads like this: the CBC costs taxpayers $1.1 billion each year. Do you think this is a good or bad way to spend taxpayer's money?
So what did Harper have to say?
At a news conference in Farnham, where he was making a campaign promise, the Prime Minister first said he was not aware of that question. And then was vague about what his answer would be.
"I can only say that as Prime Minister I obviously always support the government's budget."
But of course we know what he really thinks. All we need to do is look at what they have already done...and why.
First they make deep cuts to cultural programs.
Then they go on a orgy of spending to vaporize the surpluses they inherited, so the government is on the edge of a deficit, so almost any emergency can be used to slash government departments and programs.
Then they they cut government inspectors in the food industry so Canadians are less safe...and government is even weaker.
Then they get a majority and destroy the power of the government that protects us, and the Canadian cultural tools that are used to hold a country together, and set it apart from the United States.
Then they turn our country into a neocon jungle and a paradise for Big Business and Big Oil.
If Canadians don't realize what Stephen Harper meant when he vowed to change Canada beyond recognition.
They are in for a nasty shock...