CBC exec denies blame for “offensive” CBC pilot

From Inside the CBC, quoting a letter from Richard Stursberg in the National Post:

  • CBC “forced” into airing Catholic sitcom pilot
    “Unfortunately, because the pilot was financed with public funding, including tax credits and Canadian Television Fund (CTF) monies, we were required to put it on air. … Had we decided to turn the pilot into a series, we would have followed the same process we did when developing Little Mosque on the Prairie and worked with a consultant to ensure religious practices were treated sensitively. And the consultant on Little Mosque was hired only after we determined it was a show we were interested in proceeding with.”