CBC chief executive officer Catherine Tait has said in an effort to “stay relevant,” Canada’s state broadcaster will be pivoting away from traditional radio and television broadcasts and adopting a streaming model. Except she offered no concrete plans for such a transition and said it won’t happen within the next decade. In the same interview, Tait took aim at Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s pledge to defund CBC, accusing him of “CBC bashing” and taking aim at the belief that CBC is a “mouthpiece for the Liberal government.” True North’s Andrew Lawton says CBC can’t stay relevant when it is already irrelevant to most Canadians, who have to keep footing the bill for a service they don’t use.
Also, Justin Trudeau is giving provinces $46 billion more in healthcare transfers over the next decade, which premiers aren’t happy with but are taking anyway. Former Ontario Medical Association president Dr. Shawn Whatley joins the show to discuss whether this money could be the cure for what’s ailing Canadian healthcare.