"Just Visiting"? Not on CBC's watch

Network rejects Tory attack ads

The CBC may be strapped for cash, but that doesn’t mean that they’ll let just anyone buy ad time on the public broadcaster. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the Conservative Party’s latest anti-Liberal ad campaign – which lambaste the Liberal leader for his 34-year absence from the country, and portrays him as a self-serving, hyper-ambitious elitist — runs afoul of a “longstanding policy.” According to CBC spokesman Jeff Keay, the network has “pretty strict guidelines” when it comes to party-funded ads: “We’ll only accept political advertising like that when there is an election campaign on.”

Ottawa Citizen

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