Jesse Kline: The case for breaking up the CBC
National Post: "Last year, the CBC received a whopping $1.4 billion from taxpayers (a far cry from the $1-million grant its predecessor was given when it was created in the 1930s, which works out to about $20 million today). But that still wasn’t enough: the Crown corporation also took in $253.5 million in advertising revenue.
"This dual reliance on public funding and private ad revenue has long given the CBC an unfair advantage against private-sector television stations, which are forced to compete for the same ad dollars but cannot rely on the state to pad their budgets. Since the CBC website has for years been a free online newspaper, all private news companies must compete while at a distinct disadvantage."