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Jul 25, 2015 — News Article

CBC still plays a role in our lives

FRIENDS says following the Senate Committee's recommendations would render the CBC as nothing more than a “transmitter of programs that are conceived and thought up by private interests.”

Jul 23, 2015 — News Article

The Senate wants more Reach for the Top on CBC. Seriously? by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications would not even let Senator Art Eggleton include his minority report recommending that funding be raised from $29 per Canadian to $40, which is still only half of the average spent on public broadcasting in other Western democracies.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

Give CBC the support it needs: Editorial

FRIENDS says the Senate Report is all about paring back both the CBC’s scope and budget, and putting it on a shakier footing.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

A blueprint for marginalizing the CBC by Tony Manera

Former CBC/Radio-Canada President says the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications' report represents an abdication of responsibility for an institution created by Parliament with a mandate that is as relevant today as it ever was.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

Liberal-appointed Senator slams proposed CBC changes

Liberal-appointed Senator Art Eggleton is criticizing a Senate committee report recommending major changes at the CBC.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

A new and better CBC must start from within by John Doyle

Columnist says neither the Senate standing committee report on the future of the CBC, nor Senator Art Eggleton’s minority report in response, is much use in figuring out where the CBC goes in the immediate future.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

Disappointing, Disheartening Senate Report on the Future of the CBC

Alain Saulnier, former Director-General of News and Public Affairs at Radio-Canada, says a Senate report on the future of CBC/Radio-Canada looks to diminish the public broadcaster.

Jul 21, 2015 — News Article

Senate report on CBC calls for new revenue sources, greater transparency by Susana Mas

A Senate committee has tabled a report on the future of Canada's public broadcaster, with 22 recommendations ranging from finding new sources of funding, to publicly disclosing how much its employees make and putting a stop to all in-house production of non-news and current affairs.

Jul 21, 2015 — News Article

Senate Committee Studying CBC Nearly Crossed Line: Ombudsman by Althia Raj

French-language service ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau says a Senate committee studying the future of CBC/Radio-Canada came dangerously close to “political interference.”

Jul 21, 2015 — News Article

Time to fight for the BBC by Peter Oborne

Columnist says George Osborne and his neoliberal backers are not just attacking the BBC but launching a concerted assault on Britain’s democratic public culture.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Here’s a better Senate plan for the CBC by Art Eggleton

Senator says it is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate report recommends alternative financing models for CBC by Kyle Duggan

Among the report’s twenty-two recommendations, it suggests the CBC should explore “alternative funding models” and additional ways to generate revenue to “minimize the Corporation’s dependence on government appropriations,” and it calls on the CBC to disclose financial information about contracts and salaries.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

CBC urged to find new funding models by Simon Houpt

A Senate committee that spent 18 months studying the CBC and its place in the media landscape is recommending the public broadcaster explore alternative funding models, shake up its governance structure, be more transparent in its operations and air more amateur sports and high-quality arts.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate Study on CBC/Radio-Canada a Missed Opportunity

The public broadcaster says it was hoping for more from the Senate Committee's report on the future of the CBC.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate committee calls for changes at CBC by Mia Rabson

A Senate committee wants Canada’s public broadcaster to be more transparent about salaries and look for new sources of revenue.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate report says CBC should find new ways to pay for operations

A Senate committee is calling on Canada's public broadcaster to publicly disclose how much employees make and ensure non-executives aren't getting paid more than their peers in private broadcasting.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Release

Harper blueprint embedded in Senate CBC report

The Senate Transport and Communication Committee’s report on the challenges facing the CBC would fundamentally change the national public broadcaster for the worse, according to the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Jul 16, 2015 — News Article

Harper, Australian counterpart Abbott part ways on austerity by Konrad Yakabuski

Canada’s Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart share the same conservative ideology, contempt for carbon taxes and disdain for their public broadcaster.

Jul 15, 2015 — News Article

The Whittingdale Eight: war or wisdom for the BBC? by Lis Howell

The government has set up an advisory panel for its review of the BBC Charter. 

Jul 14, 2015 — News Article

The Battle of the BBC by Charlotte Higgins

Under attack from a government intent on reducing its size and besieged by commercial rivals, the broadcaster has been forced to justify its very existence.