Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tory MP, Leadership Hopeful Kellie Leitch Proposes Scrapping CBC Entirely

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Tory MP, Leadership Hopeful Kellie Leitch Proposes Scrapping CBC Entirely

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Scrap the CBC, says Tory hopeful Leitch

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OTTAWA - Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch is proposing to scrap the CBC if she manages to reach the Prime Minister's Office.

Leitch, whose leadership campaign made headlines when she proposed screening new immigrants for what she described as "anti-Canadian values," now has the national broadcaster in her sights.

While leadership rival Maxime Bernier has proposed reworking the CBC's mandate, cutting its funding and barring it from selling private advertising, Leitch goes much further.

She says the broadcaster doesn't need reform -- it needs to be put out of business altogether.

She says it's unfair that while private media companies are struggling to stay afloat, the CBC is able to rely on federal subsidies. …

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