Mr. Speaker, it actually gets worse. Not only do journalists have to swear an oath of loyalty but the chair of the board of the CBC now has to swear an oath of friendship to the minister. Is it really that hard for him to find a friend?
It is World Press Freedom Day today, and we have to remember that the CBC must remain at arm's-length to the government.
Why does the Minister of Canadian Heritage need to force the new chair of the board of the CBC to be his buddy?