CBC President: Limiting access to the digital public space is not in the public interest

Hubert Lacroix, the president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, has written a strongly-worded letter to the chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, as it completes its study on ‘Media and Local Communities’.

“The challenges facing media in Canada are many but they are not being caused by the public broadcaster,” writes Lacroix.

What Lacroix fails to mention in his note, however, is the basic fact that CBC’s digital efforts are currently disrupting the marketplace. Put another way, Lacroix wants CBC to be ‘the solution’ without explaining why or how it proposes to do its job in all communities across the country.