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Enough on what the Liberal leadership contenders say -- or don't say -- about the Middle East! What are their positions on culture and broadcasting?
The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
lobby group broadcast watchdog asked the 11 candidates duking it out for the chiefdom to pronounce themselves on such issues as the foreign ownership of domestic broadcasters, the production of homegrown drama and the future of CBC.
Eight of the candidates responded. (No shows were Ken Dryden, Hedy Fry and Stephane Dion.) Most say straight out they would increase CBC's funding -- although most tie that to reinvesting in regional television. All but Bob Rae come out against patronage appointments for CBC's board -- although, in fairness, Martha Hall Findlay did not respond to the question. As for the rest, motherhood.
Read the answers for yourself. The candidates' email addresses and websites are also listed in case you get the urge to drop them a line.