Thank you, Madam Chair, for the opportunity to speak.
I'm going to return to CBC.
My colleague, Mr. Waugh, mentioned the very surprise announcement by the CBC yesterday that they're seeking another $400 million of support from taxpayers. Last year, your government gave CBC $600 million. That's a 60% increase in their funding. Now we find out that CBC wants another $400 million, which effectively doubles, by $1 billion, the amount of funding that CBC receives every year. A lot of Canadians will be concerned about that kind of dramatic increase in funding for our public broadcaster.
Can you provide this committee assurances that you will reject the latest request from the CBC?