So now it's not just "country bumpkins" but also Albertans as a whole. Your posts get better each time. I'm surprised such an urbane, progressive sophisticate such as yourself would flame with such generalisations.I'm sorry if you're offended, I truly am, but Alberta privatized their public tv broadcaster and IMO programming to that market with Wild Roses, Heartland or casting an Albertan in their darling Being Erica series is not a way to ensure a supporter base of people who would not want to see the CBC privatized. Just the opposite in fact.
Plus it's usually the rural areas that lean more right politically and it's that political idelogy which is usually the crowd that supports privatizing pubcasters.
If it wasn't for the progressive, urban supporter pubcasters would find few who would be advocates for them - and advocates are alot different than viewers.
Perhaps you're right- maybe the CBC should remove any reference to Alberta being part of Canada at all, lest it offend the extraordinary tastes of renaissance men such as yourself.
add- last I checked my taxes, and those of all Canadians, funded the CBC. The mothercorp has a mandate to service all Canadians even the dastardly Albertans and "country bumbkins" or those who don't have your more refined tastes.