It doesn't matter, you're still off-topic. We're talking HNIC not Fox news.
No we are talking about the value of the CBC which has more to do with news then it does NHIC. Having said that who cares about the hockey coverage? They do as good a job as any other network (better really), and HNIC is not a money losing proposition for them and thus its not a money losing proposition for us.
Orts is a teacher! God no!
Why do we spend our public money on advanced weaponry for the military and the police?
Gee Orts what the hell do you think? To proctect there lives while they are protecting your right to sit in a cosy classroom and teach our kids to lean to the left.
While I agree to a certain extent that Canada's military could use and upgrade, I find it incredibly sad that people think the military can ever make Canada as a whole safer.
You're right, I don't understand. How does HNIC improve my life? Or for that matter, 'everybody's' life? It's a hockey show, similar in format to the ones that TSN and SN do. I don't see how since it comes from the public teat, it's golden.
I don't understand this, people do realize that HNIC as a show is not a money loser right? That while the CBC overall does cost the taxpayers money (although not nearly as much as its made out to be), that HNIC in and of itself doesn't.
Not that I want to get in the middle of this, but you've set an impossible standard; show me one of anything that ALWAYS works the way it's supposed to, and we can all go home...I actually work for a number of humanitarian groups, and you're right, it's how things are used, not whether or not we have them, and there are some cases where we could have done more if we had a larger military force; yes, there are socio-ecoomic problems that cause crime and a breakdown of society, but there are certainly valid uses of the police that are not being executed because we don't have enough officers.
Its more then just a few incidents of "not working like its supposed to at this point", the RCMP has become a largely political entity that has been used by politicians to strike at their enemies, and has acted beyond the pale of simple impropriety in dealing with journalists in particular. The RCMP is maybe the most corrupt institution in Canada (at the top) which is incredibly sad for a institution with such a long, proud, and honorable history. Unfortunately the Military isn't much better, an incredibly overburdened bureaucracy with a horrific soldier/support ratio.
As for the military, I would have agreed with you 80 years ago but in the nuclear age there is no such thing as a large scale conflict. Its pointless to have a large military as their would never be a proper place to use it.
This is of course ignoring the fact that both the Police and the Military are reactive solutions at best and by the time they are useful they are usually the most expensive solutions. It would be far better to actually fix some problems like low social mobility instead of throwing money at the police and Military.
As much as there are cases of ridiculous and assinine arms races, there are also cases where a lack of resolve can also lead to an expansion of violence, when people begin to believe they will get away with it.
I agree, unfortunately lets be realistic, we are entering an age where conventional military solutions are not realistically possible, so we had better find another solution.
i live in england and i get to see hockey night in canada on a channel i pay for on top of my cable package called North American Sports network and i have noticed a big toronto biased in their tv schedule- why dont they just split them equally between the canadian teams? as a canucks fan i find it really frustrating that although i pay extra i dont get to see my beloved canucks.
While I can understand this notion, and I don't understand why there can't be more regional coverage, I think realistically that whether the cause is money or not, their are simply more customers in Ontario alone then in all of Western Canada and while I agree that the west does get shafted on some issues I can't really see this as one of them. It should also be noted there are 3 teams in Western Canada and only 2 in Ontario, and that alone accounts for a considerable amount of the inbalance.