Poilievre calls for defunding of CBC at rally

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Conservative leadership candidate and veteran MP Pierre Poilievre led a chant at a rally on Monday calling for the defunding of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.

The chant came from a campaign rally in Kitchener, Ontario. Video of the chant was posted by True Norths Andrew Lawton.

Poilievre’s call to defund the CBC is one that has been made by other Conservative Party leaders and hopefuls, including by former leader Erin O’Toole, who famously called for the Crown broadcaster to be defunded while campaigning for the party’s leadership.

O’Toole would later say in his mandate as leader that the Party would review the CBC to “assess the viability of refocusing the service on a public interest model like that of PBS in the United States, ensuring that it no longer competes with private Canadian broadcasters and digital providers.”

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