Its larger recommendation was a memorandum of understanding between CBC/Radio-Canada and the federal government to clarify roles and establish stable funding.
In her reply to the Standing Committee, Heritage Minister Josée Verner turned down the request for a memorandum, noting that under current legislation, funding for the CBC is at the discretion of Parliament, not the government.
Verner also turned down the request for more money, suggesting that the recommendation was "operational in focus" and that it would not be proper "given that CBC/Radio-Canada operates at arms' length".
She added that the public broadcaster "is expected to make the best use of existing resources, which currently exceed $ 1 billion annually".
CBC/Radio-Canada issued a press release calling the decision not to endorse the Standing Committee's report "a missed opportunity to enhance the accountability and transparency of Canada's national public broadcaster."
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