Trudeau complains that CBC is not fully publicly funded so Elon changes label to ‘69% government-funded’

The Post Millennial

The label appears on every CBC tweet.

Elon Musk has been on a tear on Twitter recently, labeling government funded media worldwide as exactly that. On Monday, it was the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s turn to get tagged, and in response, the government lashed out.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with the CBC, took issue with the label, complaining that it was not accurate because the CBC is only 70 percent government funded, supplying 30 percent of their funding from other revenue sources.

The CBC recieves over $1.2 billion in taxpayer funding every year, yet Trudeau, incensed by the labeling, tried to blame Canadian Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, along with Musk, for the label. Trudeau claimed that the CBC was an “independent media organization.” In 2020-2021, the CBC received nearly $1.4 billion.

“I think it says a lot about the Conservative Party of Canada. They’re choosing to constantly attack independent media organizations, journalists who are working hard to keep Canadians informed and support our democracy,” Trudeau said.

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