Cbc Funding

Grits Would Add Promoting, Distributing Canadian Films To CBC Mandate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephane Dion said the CBC's role as a platform for Canadian arts and culture is "paramount," something he said was made clear during recent consultations.

CBC CEO Fires Back At Harper Over Comments On Broadcaster's Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business

CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.

Every CBC Building A Candidate To Be Sold: Real Estate Boss

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business

"Can we get more efficient in our usage of space (if) we can compress in less square footage? That's exactly the exercise we're in right now."

CBC Plan To Sell All Of Its Property 'Makes No Sense': Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

"The decision to close down production centres is of great concern for our members as it should be for all Canadians."

Trudeau: 'No Circumstances' In Which I'd Support Harper As PM

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The Liberal leader also said he would double the annual funding for the Canada Council of the Arts from $180 million to $360 million.

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

Rachel Décoste | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Business
Rachel Décoste

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.

CBC Needs a Rethink

Barry Kiefl | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC recently appeared before a Senate Committee examining its future and demonstrated that it has no real strategy for the future.

What Needs to Happen to Save and Rebuild the CBC

Nick Fillmore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Fillmore

Many thousands of us who love the CBC -- and love to hate some parts of it -- spend a lot of time discussing its future and not doing enough to help save it. But now, with the election only a few months away, we can do something constructive.

CBC ‘In Danger Of Disappearing Forever,' Former Exec Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Business

As protesters marched on Sunday to oppose funding cuts to CBC/Radio-Canada, a former executive at the broadcaster is warning it’s “truly in danger...

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

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.03.2014 | 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...