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Oct 2, 2015 — Hamilton Spectator

Database names Conservative donors who are political appointees by Alex Boutilier

According to SumOfUs.org campaign director Rosa Kouri, the organization found 356 political appointees who have donated more than $760,000 to the Conservatives’ coffers between 2004 and 2014.

Oct 2, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Stephen Harper gives CBC a rare cameo on the election trail by Kate Taylor

Columnist says an underfunded CBC is in the midst of an awkward transition to a multiplatform and global environment in which its role as a producer, distributor, curator and aggregator of Canadian news and entertainment should become more important, not less.

Oct 1, 2015 — The Gauntlet

We Need Public Broadcasting by Jason Herring

Columnist says it’s hard to imagine the CBC surviving if the trend of budget cuts continues.

Sep 30, 2015 — Toronto Star

CBC head blames ‘broken finance model’ for funding squeeze by Chinta Puxley

The head of the CBC is hitting back at Conservative Leader Stephen Harper over comments the national broadcaster is floundering because of low ratings rather than a lack of funding.

Sep 30, 2015 — Calgary Herald

Canada's enduring affliction — some people love to dislike Stephen Harper by Barry Cooper

Columnist says "Harper Derangement Syndrome" seems largely confined to the media elite of Laurentian Canada. 

Sep 30, 2015 — Calgary Herald

Canada's enduring affliction — some people love to dislike Stephen Harper by Barry Cooper

Columnist says "Harper Derangement Syndrome" seems largely confined to the media elite of Laurentian Canada. 

Sep 30, 2015 — Rabble.ca

Fact check: Stephen Harper's bald-faced lies about the CBC by Nora Loreto

Columnist reminds readers that in the 2012 budget, CBC/Radio-Canada's budget was cut by $115 million, or 10 per cent of the total operating budget.

Sep 30, 2015 — Yahoo!News

Is CBC’s audience declining as Harper claims? by Sherry Noik

FRIENDS says Stephen Harper’s assertion that his government made no cuts to the CBC’s budget is patently false.

Sep 29, 2015 — Broadcaster Magazine

NDP Most Trusted to Protect CBC - Nanos Survey

A Nanos survey on broadcasting issues has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.

Sep 29, 2015 — iPolitics

CBC CEO disputes Harper comments about funding

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

Sep 29, 2015 — Toronto Star

CBC hits back at Stephen Harper over funding cuts

CBC rejects Stephen Harper's comments that low ratings are responsible for the broadcaster's budget crunch.

Sep 29, 2015 — Le Devoir

Hubert Lacroix répond aux commentaires de Stephen Harper de Chinta Huxley

After the annual public meeting of CBC / Radio-Canada, Hubert Lacroix assures that the broadcaster had good ratings , but that the institution is undermined by a broken financial model.

Sep 29, 2015 — Le Devoir

Radio-Canada a la cote, au-delà des allégeances by Stéphane Baillargeon

According to a Nanos poll sponsored by FRIENDS, even Conservative supporters are against cuts to the public broadcaster.

Sep 29, 2015 — Globe & Mail

CBC CEO disputes Harper comment over funding

CBC President says funding troubles at the public broadcaster are not about a lack of audience, but a broken finance model that doesn’t work, that used to be built on advertising revenues supporting a drop in parliamentary appropriations.

Sep 29, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Canadian voters deeply divided on who they trust to protect the CBC: survey by Simon Houpt

Nanos Research survey, sponsored by FRIENDS, finds most Canadians still believe the CRTC has a vital role to play in supporting the creation of home-grown TV programming.

Sep 28, 2015 — Yahoo!News

Harper says low ratings, not government cuts, behind CBC's problems

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says the CBC's budget troubles aren't due to any government cuts to the national broadcaster, but rather because of its low ratings.

Sep 28, 2015 — Radio-Canada

Radio-Canada : plus d'argent d'Ottawa ne mènera pas à un retour en arrière

CBC President says the CBC will continue its shift to digital even if funding to the public broadcaster increases after the October 19th election.

Sep 28, 2015 — CBC News

Hubert Lacroix on the future of CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada president Hubert Lacroix speaks to the CBC's Janet Stewart about the current state of the public broadcaster as well as its future.

Sep 28, 2015 — National Post

Editorial: The CBC should be selling its buildings

 Editorial says unionized CBC employees and loyal CBC consumers do not share the same interests when it comes to the future of the corporation.

Sep 28, 2015 — Peterborough Examiner

Four of the five candidates would boost CBC funding by Kennedy Gordon

Four out of five Peterborough-Kawartha candidates say their parties would restore the CBC’s slashed operating budget and work to bring the national broadcaster back to its former glory.

Sep 26, 2015 — Huffington Post Canada

Canada Must Be a Nation That Supports Arts and Culture by Stéphane Dion

Former Liberal leader says that in order for cultural policies to move forward it will be more than ever necessary for the federal government to play a leading role.


Alleged CBC Plan To Sell All Of Its Properties 'Makes No Sense': Union by Maham Abedi

Ian Morrison, spokesman for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, told the Toronto Star he had not heard the news, but compared the supposed move to "burning the furniture to heat the home."

Sep 24, 2015 — Le Devoir

Tous les immeubles de Radio-Canada pourraient être vendus de Cassandra Szklarshi

The Director of Radio-Canada real estate service says any building belonging to the public broadcaster could be sold to offset the recent budget cuts.

Sep 24, 2015 — StarPhoenix

Real estate boss details CBC's national sell-offplans by Cassandra Szklarski

CBC's real estate boss says every building is a candidate to be sold as the public broadcaster grapples with massive budget cuts.

Sep 24, 2015 — New Democratic Party of Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada asset sale should be halted: NDP

In the wake of new reports of the CBC’s planned asset sale, NDP arts and culture critics Andrew Cash (Davenport) and Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Saint-Hubert) have written to the public broadcaster’s president urging him to halt the sale of the CBC's real estate assets.

Sep 23, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Media union raises alarm over CBC real estate selloff plans

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is raising an alarm after Fred Mattocks, the CBC’s general manager of media operations and technology, told a staff at a town hall on Tuesday, “If you are in a CBC-owned building, you can be sure that we’re looking at selling it and leasing back space, or selling it and moving.”

Sep 22, 2015 — Toronto Star

CBC property sell-off questioned by union by Michael Robinson

On the same day Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau pledged to reverse $115 million worth of cuts to the CBC, the union representing its employees claimed the national broadcaster had unveiled a plan to sell off all of its buildings.

Sep 22, 2015 — Liberal Party of Canada

Liberals to invest in Canadian culture and middle class jobs

Liberal Party of Canada Leader, Justin Trudeau, says a Liberal government will reinvest in our cultural and creative industries, to create jobs, grow the economy and middle class, and strengthen our rich Canadian identity.

Sep 22, 2015 — Straight.com

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promises to spend millions on CBC and the arts by Stephen Hui

The Liberals have joined the NDP and Greens in pledging to reverse the $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government to the CBC.

Sep 22, 2015 — Canadian Media Guild

CBC announces plans to sell off all buildings in midst of election campaign

CBC Branch President of the Canadian Media Guild says the decision to close down production centres should be of concern for all Canadians, and seriously jeopardizes the CBC’s ability to do meaningful production in the future