Some BBC Envy in play there, maybe?I've mentioned thoughts of mine on the subject of funding the Ceeb before, right?
The entry's four years old, but the idea of just putting a "Point of first sale" levy on everything capable of receiving, storing, replaying, retransmitting, copying, printing out CBC content and leaving the garage sales, second-hand stores, pawn shops and whatever else out of it still strikes me as a logical and relatively non-intrusive one as opposed to the BBC's annual license fee system.
like the idea of expanding the range of coverage of the news division, not to mention making the CBC a cultural ambassador-brand to the rest of the planet. It's as good a goal as promoting national unity within Canada.
Will return to this topic again at some point, no doubt.
At least it'll be on a more hopeful note next time.