The CBC-Radio Canada building is seen Thursday, January 28, 2021 in Montreal. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press.

Enough with committees and consultations. The CBC needs a mandate with teeth

What is needed is for the government to define what it expects the CBC to deliver in a way that is both clear and doable. The United Kingdom does this through the Royal Charter, which is, in effect, a contract between the BBC and the government. It specifies what the BBC will do over the next ten years, along with a commitment for funding. It is a mandate with teeth.