Trudeau gov’t minister says she is ‘happy’ to help defend CBC from Conservative Party criticism

by Clare Marie Merkowsky

Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge’s promise comes amid accusations that the CBC is an arm of the Trudeau government because of recent government payouts to the media outlet.

(LifeSiteNews) — Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge announced that the Trudeau government is “happy” to defend the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) against the Conservative Party.

On November 30, St-Onge told the House of Commons that the Liberal government is committed to supporting the CBC amid accusations that it is an arm of the government because of recent government payouts to the media outlet.

“It is something I hold very dear,” St-Onge testified at the Canadian Heritage committee.

“Our national broadcaster is affected by a current crisis,” she added. “Their revenues are affected. Their income is affected. This is without even including the impact of continuous attacks by the Conservative Party.”

“They are defending themselves from that and I am happy to help them do that,” St-Onge continued. “I am proud to do so.”

“We need a conversation about the future of CBC because given the media crisis the entire situation has changed,” she declared. “We need to ensure our national broadcaster continues to play its important role for us.”

St-Onge’s comments against the Conservative Party of Canada come amid Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s ongoing condemnation of the Liberal government for recently increasing subsidies to the CBC.

“Of course, Team Trudeau is directing even more money to the CBC to campaign for Liberals,” he wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Other outlets, like CP, are now forced to shower Liberals with good news to get their share of the money. Remember that when you see their next hit piece on me,” Poilievre warned.

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