What he means is:
CBC receives more than $1-billion annually in government subsidies to support its activities, which include radio, conventional and satellite television, and Internet services with programming in English and French and eight Aboriginal languages.
“Everybody gets subsidies in this country in one way or another,” Mr. Dark said. “What I would say is that our digital properties are commercial and we compete with folks in these markets for ad dollars and that’s how we support those assets.”
Only a state broadcaster can afford to turn down revenue…