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Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

Watchdog group charts CBC’s funding decline over the decades

Adjusted for 2104 dollars CBC’s parliamentary appropriation plunged by more than $400 million, from $1.64 billion to $1.19 billion, between 1994-95 and 1997-98.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

Watchdog group questions CBC's planning amid expected cuts at the broadcaster by Cassandra Szklarski

FRIENDS says the public broadcaster has long known reduced federal funds, a softening advertising market, the expense of the Sochi Olympics and the potential loss of hockey broadcast rights could put them in a tough spot for the 2014-2015 budget.

Apr 10, 2014 — Blog Post

Change in Parliamentary Appropriation to CBC (in 2014$)

Chart showing decline in total grant and operating grant from Parliament to CBC from 1990/91 to 2014/15, indexed by Prime Minister and adjusted to 2014 dollars.

Change in Parliamentary Appropriation to CBC

Apr 9, 2014 — News Release

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting available to comment following CBC’s town hall

Ian Morrison will provide media comment following tomorrow’s announcement about CBC’s financial situation.

Apr 9, 2014 — News Article

Cuts hurt CBC's language mandate: Senate report by Jordan Press

A senate report says looming budget and job cuts at Canada's public broadcaster may hinder the vitality and survival of minority official language communities across the country.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC Job Cuts, Budget Reductions To Be Announced Thursday: Reports

CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news as the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job cuts and reductions to services.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC faces more cuts this week, watchdog warns

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC expected to make deep cuts Thursday in wake of losing Hockey Night in Canada by Christine Dobby

CBC President Hubert Lacroix is set to address a town hall meeting of all CBC and Radio-Canada employees on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be about the broadcaster's financial pressures and how it will go forward.

Apr 6, 2014 — News Article

Steve Paikin’s sexist blog lands him in the hot seat by Andrea Houston

Maureen Lynett, one of three women who founded No Casino Toronto, says her experience with Paikin’s producers contradicts his claim that it’s difficult to find women to come on his show.

Apr 2, 2014 — News Release

Don’t harm TVO and TFO: Nanos poll

According to a new poll, a strong majority of Ontario voters believe Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding for TVO and TFO made by her predecessor, and seven-in-ten favour maintaining or increasing funding for the provincial public broadcasters.

Apr 2, 2014 — Opinion Poll

Nanos Research: Ontarians' view of TVO and TFO

A significant majority of Ontarians (7 of 10) believe that Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding support for TVO and TFO, according to the latest survey of 1,000 Ontarians conducted between March 21st and 24th, 2014.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 26, 2014 — News Article

Rick Mercer inks deal to return to CBC for 3 more seasons

Political satirist and television host Rick Mercer announces he has signed a three-year deal with the CBC, extending his show, Rick Mercer Report, through the 2017 season. 

Mar 26, 2014 — News Article

Turn the CBC into a Canadian Netflix by Jeffrey Dvorkin

Columnist asks whether public broadcasting is still a valid concept in a digital environment.

Mar 20, 2014 — News Article

To survive life after hockey, the CBC must change — if it can by Scott Stinson

Columnist says the opposition politicians who are always so quick to jump up and say that the public broadcaster is a vital resource that must be properly funded should take note that the CBC suffered a huge loss with the new Rogers/NHL dea and suggest the government do something about it.

Mar 20, 2014 — News Article

Is the Rogers Deal the CBC's Last-Ditch Effort To Save Itself? by Wade Rowland

Columnist says there has long been fears that the CBC's response to the slow fiscal strangulation imposed by successive federal governments would be the privatizing of all services except the enormously popular Radio One. 

Mar 18, 2014 — News Article

CBC cancels Cracked, Arctic Air by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says that as the CBC decides against new season orders for Arctic Air and Cracked, the public broadcaster is looking for a new “balance of programming” to distinguish itself from private sector rivals.

Mar 17, 2014 — News Article

Pauline Marois ne sera finalement pas à TLMEP la veille du scrutin by Mélanie Marquis

SRC concludes it would be inappropriate to have Pauline Marois on 'Tout le monde en parle' on the eve of the April 7 Quebec election.

Mar 16, 2014 — News Article

In Reversal Since the Recession, Some States Give More Money to Public Television by Elizabeth Jensen

Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana says public television plays a vital role in educating the public, and most especially our children.

Mar 16, 2014 — News Article

Where, Oh Where, Are All the Female Guests? by Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin, host of The Agenda, says everyone in the current affairs business wants guests who are brilliant, but who also accurately represent the population they serve.