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national citizen corporation urges you to opt out!

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contributor eminence
contributor eminence
Taxpayers lining up to sign petition and opt-out of the CBC


October 3, 2011 OTTAWA – With the federal government
struggling to emerge from a $36-billion deficit this year, taxpayers
have been demanding an immediate end to wasteful spending.

"This government was elected to balance the budget -
that must remain the top priority," says Peter Coleman President and CEO
of the National Citizens Coalition. "If they are serious about the
promises they made during the most recent election it is time to put the
CBC on the chopping block."

With taxpayers being forced to hand over $1.1-billion
annually to fund the CBC, the broadcaster has still failed to remain

Now, a new petition has been launched at, which allows taxpayers to join with thousands of others to symbolically opt-out of providing funding.

"It is time to tell Heritage Minister James Moore and
Prime Minister Harper that the buck stops here - all 1.1 billion of
them." adds Coleman.

The CBC's negative impact on the Canadian economy is deeper than most taxpayers realize.

"Private networks must compete with the CBC for
advertising dollars, and the CBC has repeatedly refused to even open its
books," says Stephen Taylor, a Director with the NCC.

"Without a transparent, forensic audit the true costs of
the CBC are impossible to estimate. This is before even including the
millions of public dollars spent each year by other government agencies,
such as Canada Post, to advertise on the CBC," adds Taylor.

The National Citizens Coalition has been working hard
for several years to bring this issue into the spotlight. Now that the
CBC is in the hot seat, the pressure is on the federal Conservatives to
act decisively and to stop wasting taxpayers' dollars immediately.

Visit and sign this petition today!

Please forward this email on to as many Canadians as you can to help give this issue the attention it deserves!

Why do we call them fingers if no one has ever seen them fing?

grumpy old man

I opt out!

Yes, I really am that Grumpy...

It's their, they're and there; in Canada it's colour, cheque, rumour and zed...

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