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Sep 29, 2015 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — Blog Post

Harper Comments about Public Broadcasting

Transcript from an Interview with Dominic Maurais, Radio X, Montmagny, QC where Stephen Harper claims there have been no cuts to CBC.

Sep 28, 2015 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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.

Sep 24, 2015 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — News Release

CBC real estate boss details sell off plans as broadcaster grapples with cuts

Marc Lapierre insists there is no formal plan to sell all of the CBC's buildings, as suggested by the Canadian Media Guild.

Sep 23, 2015 — News Article

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 — News Article

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 — Blog Post

Liberal Cultural Announcement

The Liberal Party of Canada has made an important announcement regarding commitments to CBC and Canadian culture.