From Chris Hannay of The Globe and Mail:
Link: Officials pushed Joly to approve funding for Canada 150 TV series on CBC
Canadian bureaucrats urged Heritage Minister MÃ©lanie Joly to change her mind about an earlier rejection and approve funding for a Canada 150 television show by touting how â€œimportantâ€ the project was to the CBC, which receives more than $1-billion a year from taxpayers.
We Are Canada was ultimately approved for $500,000 from the federal Canada 150 Fund, after Ms. Joly turned down an earlier request from the department to give it $1-million. Continue reading.Â