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With So Many Scandals, Why Should We Save the CBC?

The CBC brass need to pay attention to the general public's growing apathy towards an institution too often in the news for the wrong reasons. Uncomfortable corporate silences. Lingering questions. Unanswered inquiries. CBC fans can't explain this riddle to themselves, much less to lukewarm listeners. As the embattled broadcaster lobbies for increased government dollars to "Save the CBC" underneath a cloud of checkered transparency and puzzling rationales, taxpayers' appetite for increased spending dries up.
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Saving CBC Means They Must Cut Ads and We Must Boost Funding

Given that, in poll after poll, Canadians have expressed the view that the CBC/Radio-Canada is a public good that is both desirable and necessary, the solution to the market failure ought to be obvious: it is to provide the money necessary for the CBC. To do that will mean eliminating advertising on all CBC services, and boosting the public subsidies.
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Has Canada Lost Faith in the CBC?

The president of CBC published an article in Huffington Post recently asking Canadians for help in deciding CBC's future. Good idea but the plea received modest reader feedback. Is it a sign that CBC has lost the public, that Canadians have stopped believing in and what CBC and its managers say?
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The CBC Needs Your Help

Few will be surprised to read that the public broadcaster is facing tough times. But we are not alone. The entire media ecosystem is in flux. But even though we share challenges with private broadcasters, we are unique in one very important respect: we're accountable to you, the Canadian public. If we, as a country, believe in public broadcasting, then we need to support it.
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CBC To Cut 600 Jobs?

TORONTO - With fears mounting of sharp staff cuts and a hefty budget shortfall at the CBC, at least one critic is questioning whether the public broadcaster could have done more to avert its financial...
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The CBC Needs to Free Itself from Advertisements

If the CBC were to become an advertising-free service on both radio and television, as its supporters are demanding in ever-growing numbers, this fig-leaf rationale for unwarranted secrecy and arbitrary decision-making would be stripped away. A more truly accountable public broadcaster would be the result.

Internet Petitions for the CBC Bring False Hope

Petitions delivered to the government in the House of Commons are seldom an effective method of achieving change, unless they are accompanied by other, more effective actions. If online petitioners and other organizations are really concerned about the future of the CBC, their time would be better spent developing more effective campaigns.
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CBC To Up Its Game?

OTTAWA - The CBC is considering creating a customer "loyalty" program as it bleeds revenues from the NHL lockout and struggles with deep federal budget cuts.The Crown corporation has formally asked qu...
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Watching the Watchdog: Save CBC, Kill The National

Taking such a drastic step -- killing the CBC's once-revered flagship program -- will signal to the world, the country and CBC employees in all departments that there's a new day, a new public broadcaster in Canada. This would be better than cutting innovate shows like Connect with Mark Kelley and Dispatches.

Majority Wants CBC Funding Left Alone

OTTAWA - The Conservative government's long-standing promise to keep the CBC's federal funding stable appears to be in tune with public opinion.A Harris-Decima survey conducted for The Canadian Press...
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Time to Privatize the CBC

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.
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Tories Seek Big Budget Cuts At CBC

Heritage Minister James Moore wants to slash CBC’s budget by 10 per cent, The Huffington Post has learned. Although a government decision is far from complete, Moore has discussed his wish to see the...