Once upon a time I was upset that the CRTC mandated CBC Newsworld's inclusion in my cable package, but CTV News Channel was not available. A few days ago CTV News Channel showed up on channel 17, and I was excited to have another 24 hour Canadian news option. Having watched it this weekend, it pains me to say that the CBC has a superior product. While Newsworld is mandated to be a non tax funded specialty network, they do benefit from being able to use significant content from the subsidized channels. The CBC may have a competitive advantage because of piggybacking content, but regardless CTV News Channel just sucks.
It isn't a matter of who is the most bias, or who hates Conservatives the most. CBC Newsworld is a better product with more content. CTV will just run a small number of stories in a repetitive loop, while the CBC offers more variety. And don't get me wrong, I would love to see Rupert Murdoch set up a Fox News Canada; I just don't expect it to happen anytime soon.