Cbc Funding

Saving CBC Means They Must Cut Ads and We Must Boost Funding

Wade Rowland | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

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.

Has Canada Lost Faith in the CBC?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

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?

The CBC Needs Your Help

Hubert T. Lacroix | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada Business
Hubert T. Lacroix

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.

CBC To Cut 600 Jobs?

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business

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 broad...

The CBC Needs to Free Itself from Advertisements

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

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

Nick Fillmore | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

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.

CBC To Up Its Game?

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The CBC is considering creating a customer "loyalty" program as it bleeds revenues from the NHL lockout and struggles with deep federal budge...

Watching the Watchdog: Save CBC, Kill The National

Tim Knight | Posted 06.11.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

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.

Can We "Reimagine" the CBC with Fewer Cuts?

Tyler Morgenstern | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Tyler Morgenstern

In this budget, we're seeing steep cuts to precisely those areas where the greatest opportunities for growth and evolution reside -- regional services, engaging documentary production, in-depth reporting, and comprehensive news gathering. At Reimagine CBC, we're using this moment as an opportunity for creative intervention.

The CBC's $100,000 Club

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.31.2012 | Canada Politics

Go big or go home. That's the theory behind petitions presented by Conservative MPs calling for either the end of government funding for the CBC or th...

Tory Minister Defends CBC, Talks Mansbridge's Salary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge wants to tell Canadians his salary, that's up to him, says Heritage Minister James Moore, but legislation prev...

Althia Raj

WATCH: What If American Wrestling Promoter Owned CBC?

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Politics

What if the CBC was sold to a washed-up American wrestling promoter who renamed The National, The N-ACTIONAL and bikini-clad women delivered the weath...

Majority Wants CBC Funding Left Alone

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

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 Harr...

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.

Hands Off Our CBC: Liberals

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal Liberals are trying to tap a well of potential support by positioning themselves as defenders of the CBC.Liberal Leader Bob Rae s...

Are Rivals Pushing For The CBC's Demise?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - The CBC's top boss says one of its major competitors is determined to damage the reputation of the public broadcaster in order to weaken it a...

Althia Raj

CBC Cuts Could Be Deeper Than 10 Per Cent, Liberals Suggest

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA –The CBC could see even deeper cuts than the 10 per cent reduction the Heritage Minister has discussed, federal Liberals suggested Thursday. ...

Althia Raj

Tories Seek Big Budget Cuts At CBC

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 11.29.2011 | Canada Politics

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 ...

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...

Tories Ask Sun News Journalists To Testify On CBC

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives are calling on some of the CBC's harshest critics and competitors to testify about the broadcaster at a parliamentary heari...

Tories Call CBC Before MPs Amid Funding Scrutiny

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservatives are hauling the CBC onto the carpet this fall to explain why it is fighting the access-to-information law in the courts, pa...

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...