It's important Canadian NEWS channel supported by Taxpayers and free on internet (Which Shaw charges me a tot for) I belive Shaw should provide it on basic cable no extra charges!
Just googled CBC taxpayers:
In 2016, the Federal budget allocated $675 million to the state broadcaster
The CBC has no intention to reform into a profit-earning organization. CEO, Catherine Tait, said
The CBC’s largest source of funding derives from a $1.2 billion government grant.
Nevertheless, they will continue to seek more from the government.