Cbc Funding Cuts

Canada Can't Afford to Cut Funding From the CBC

Toula Drimonis | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business
Toula Drimonis

CBC and Radio-Canada staff across the country are bracing for deep cuts today, as the public broadcaster aims to respond to an estimated $100-million revenue shortfall in the next year. It's likely that some Canadians may be rejoicing at the news, but I am certainly not one of them. Their raison d'être is not simple distraction, it is to be universally accessible, contribute to a sense of national identity and community, and -- most importantly -- keep a safe distance from vested financial interests. What that means is you can't necessarily assess their worth based on numbers, but rather good programming. You think we can't afford to offer intellectually-nurturing programming in these tough economic times? I think we can't afford not to!

Don Cherry Is Holding CBC Hockey Back

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Don Cherry's regressive rhetoric betrays Canada's reputation as a nation of inclusiveness and cultural tolerance. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has tolerated this treatment for too long. Don Cherry's distasteful diatribes belong in hockey's past, not in the Canadian national pastime's present or future.

Less Canadian Content at CBC would be a Good Thing

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

Of all the transgressions and failures the CBC has been accused of -- with renewed vigour since the Conservative government brought down its budget -- there is one indictment the Mother Corp. doesn't deserve: Don't blame it for failing to produce entertaining English-language TV.

WATCH: Don Cherry's Famous Suits Get Cut

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The CBC is set to lay off more than 650 staff and begin airing ads on radio, but it's the effect of cuts on Don Cherry's wardrobe that got the attenti...

Time to Privatize the CBC

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

For this country's urban intelligentsia (the kind of people who think subsidizing Margaret Atwood books should take priority over buying military helicopters), a reduced CBC budget is more terrifying than a Don Cherry rant.

No Plans To Privatize CBC: Heritage Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore says the Harper government has no plan to privatize the CBC — despite what some Conservative backben...

CBC Could Face 5 Per Cent Funding Cut

CBC | Posted 09.12.2011 | Canada Business

CBC -- CBC/Radio-Canada must be prepared to face a cut of at least five per cent in its parliamentary allocation in the next budget, Heritage Minister...