PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - About 120 people sang, chanted and marched through the downtown of this small central Ontario city on Thursday in support of the CBC.Oh my God, they want the CBC recognized as a national treasure? Seriously, these people walk among us. I say, if they "love" the CBC soooo much, they can support them as a public broadcaster. You "love" them so much, you pay for them! Leave me out of it. I want none of my taxes going towards this Liberal shrill organization. Dean Del Mastro is correct, the government has no business funding this useless organization with our tax dollars, same goes for the UN.
The group, called I Love CBC-Peterborough, announced a postcard campaign to save the public broadcaster from federal cuts and handed out “I Love the CBC” bumper stickers at the Peterborough Public Library before marching downtown.
The group is a branch several CBC support groups that have launched since a local member of Parliament – and a parliamentary secretary to the minister of Canadian heritage - quipped publicly in 2010 about pulling the plug on the CBC.
“Maybe it’s time we get out of the broadcasting business,” Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro said in November.
“There’s a suspicion among this group that the Conservative Party is hostile to the CBC,” Roy Brady, one of the rally organizers, said at the rally.
Kady Denton, another organizer of Thursday's march, said she has heard from many people in Peterborough that they are embarrassed by Del Mastro's comment.
“We want the government to recognize the CBC as a national treasure,” she said.
Same goes for the separatist Bloc, who use blackmail to get what they want (huge pensions paid for by all Canadians). Gary Clement has them pegged to a tee!
Maybe we should start a facebook group called "I Hate CBC" and see who gets more hits. No, that would be childish, and only make us lower ourselves to the protester level, which is a tool the Liberals and NDP use without a thought and of course the media never calls them "attack facebook groups".