CBC Budget Cuts
"CBC is the cultural spine of this nation, the very essence of Canadian identity."
The government promised to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.
Despite the incoming Liberal government’s vow to reverse funding reductions to the CBC, the broadcaster’s top brass are still
"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."
The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions
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.
Does CBC/Radio-Canada need saving? While some have been sounding the alarm for a while now, there is a perfectly viable way for the CBC to keep on operating even if the money it gets from Ottawa keeps on shrinking: direct funding from viewers, a model that works very well south of the border.
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.
TORONTO - Veteran sportscasters Steve Armitage and Mark Lee are the latest high-profile casualties of budget cuts at the
OTTAWA - Nine former members of the CBC board of directors have written to the public broadcaster's current chairman to express