money for "canada's western conservative voice," but not for cbc?

From Media Style:
So the CBC can’t secure government bridge finance to tell Canadian stories, but REPORT Magazine seems to be getting money?
The Government of Canada Supports REPORT Magazine

EDMONTON, March 27, 2009 - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament (Edmonton-Spruce Grove), today announced funding to support the creation of Canadian editorial content in REPORT Magazine.

"The periodical industry is a vital cultural sector in Canada," said Minister Moore. "It is important to support public affairs magazines. With our new Canada Periodical Fund, we are contributing to the vitality and the initiative that make our publishing industry more competitive." . . .

The Government of Canada has provided $27,124 in funding under the Support for Editorial Content component of the Canada Magazine Fund.

And, what is REPORT Magazine you ask? Why it's "Western Canada's Conservative Voice". We have $27,124 taxpayer dollars for this, but not one cent for the CBC? Disgusting.

Thanks to Antonia Z.

1 comment:

penlan said...

Apparently Harper is a subscriber to this magazine for a long time now. There's another answer.