CBC cuts show other side of Jim Flaherty
Two tragedies dominated the Star’s front page Friday. The first was personal, the second institutional.
The personal tragedy was the sudden death of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty. His family was devastated. So were friends and acquaintances.
Most media devoted themselves to non-stop tributes.
The institutional tragedy involved the latest bloodletting at CBC. The national public broadcaster announced it is again engaged in a savage pruning of its radio and television services, in a last-ditch effort to save money.