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A radio inspired by the CBC logo, designed by Toronto-based Science & Sons
A radio inspired by the CBC logo, designed by Toronto-based Science & Sons
(Della Rollins for The Globe and Mail)

Harper's cuts to CBC less than a Liberal prime minister's

A series of cuts to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are hitting home this week as the broadcaster launches a series of town halls in preparation for a stark new reality: less funding, the loss of NHL broadcast rights, and a new way of doing business.

But a review of federal funding shows cutting the broadcaster's funding is a longstanding Canadian tradition. Every prime minister for the past 25 years has left the CBC with less funding at the end of their tenure than when they began, even when adjusted for inflation, according to data from the Treasury Board of Canada, which was collected by Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.