CBC To Spend Even More Of Your Taxpayer Dollars On ‘Diversity’ Quotas

The idea of merit-based success is completely absent in the government.

CBC and the whole federal government are already obsessed with quotas.

Whether based on race, orientation, gender, or language, quotas are everywhere.

The only thing that seems absent from this whole thing is the idea of merit, hiring the best person regardless of their background.

That’s long gone from the federal government.

And now, CBC is going to spend even more of your taxpayer dollars on quota-based programming.

The CRTC has ruled that starting in 2023, CBC must spend at least 30% of their overall English-language expenditures on programming created by a list of groups dictated by the government:

“However, for the 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 broadcast years, the Commission will require the CBC’s English-language services to make overall expenditures on Canadian independent programming produced by Indigenous producers, OLMC producers, racialized producers, producers with disabilities, and producers who self-identify as LGBTQ2 of not less than 30% of all its programming expenditures allocated to Canadian independent productions. In addition, beginning 1 September 2026 (for the 2026-2027 broadcast year), the Commission finds that it would be appropriate to increase that minimum expenditure level to 35%.”

Quotas will also apply to French-language spending:

“Finally, for the 2023-2024 broadcast year, the Commission will require the CBC’s French-language services to make overall expenditures on Canadian independent programming produced by Indigenous producers, OLMC producers, racialized producers, producers with disabilities, and producers who self-identify as LGBTQ2 of not less than 6.7% of all its programming expenditures allocated to Canadian independent productions. For the 2024-2025 broadcast year, this level will be increased to 9%, and for the 2025-2026 broadcast year, it will be increased to 12.3%. Finally, beginning 1 September 2026 (for the 2026-2027 broadcast year), the Commission finds that it would be appropriate to increase that minimum expenditure level to 15%.”

The CRTC shouldn’t even exist, and neither should the CBC

Having a government institution tell another government institution what percentage of money – our money – should go to specific groups is a disgrace.

Those kind of quotas have no place in a supposedly free country.

Everyone should have to compete based on performance and merit.

All quotas and ‘affirmative action’ type programs need to be eliminated.

The CRTC and CBC shouldn’t even exist at this point, as they are completely unneeded in Canada.

Our country needs to move beyond the big-government system that takes our money and restricts our freedoms while promoting mediocrity.

Instead, we should have relentless and open competition to ensure that those with true skill and talent rightfully rise to the top, regardless of their background.

Spencer Fernando

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