CBC at the CRTC Rent-Seekers' PartyThese guys are more blatant! They say they are the 'heavy-lifters'. And they have financial difficulty so give them money, as EcelctEcon summarized it nicely.
I'll give one commissioner credit; Timothy Denton asks whether the business model for broadcasters is changing, which might suggest handing out someone else's money might be unwise. The CBC answer appeared to be, we don't care, give us money.
The Pope appeared to wander off into what seemed to me to be irrelevant questions about the switch to digital, but I suppose if the argument is simply about donating other people's money to the broadcasters,
OK the CBC is bad, but you should read about what CTV said yesterday when I was not watching!