The Canadian Federal Government's ideological imperatives are showing again.
The CBC was just forced to cut 800 jobs and sell off $125 million in assets after the federal government refused to approve bridge financing to help the public broadcaster through the recession.
But now the same government is contemplating $150 million to help Canada's private broadcasters - Canwest Global, CTVglobemedia and Quebecor - keep their local stations open and provide more news and current affairs programming.
It's not yet clear whether the CBC would also be entitled to take part in this fund, but the private broadcasters are furiously lobbying the government to exclude it.
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