CBC’s television ad revenue is almost half of what it was five years ago, according to a Blacklock’s Reporter story. Its audience size has also declined. Yet despite this, the state broadcaster’s existence is a certainty because of the $1.3 billion subsidy the government gives it every year, making CBC immune from the realities everyone else in the media industry must face.

True North’s Andrew Lawton says Canadians are paying for a service they don’t want, and have no way out of it.

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A Canadian broadcaster and columnist, Andrew serves as a journalism fellow at True North and host of The Andrew Lawton Show.

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