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Aug 25, 2014 — Ad Campaign

"Whopper" - National radio ad campaign

Radio ads broadcast cities across Canada featuring the actual voice of a Winnipeg Conservative MP declaring that the Harper government has NOT cut the CBC’s budget.

Aug 20, 2014 — Blog Post

We Vote CBC in Edmonton Centre

On Aug 19, FRIENDS volunteers were out in full force at a Liberal Party rally in Edmonton Centre.

Aug 12, 2014 — News Article

Making CBC more valued, more used by more Manitobans by John Bertrand

Writer says the CBC's commitment to deepen connections and reflection of the Manitoba community comes through partnerships and sponsorships with non-profit groups.

Aug 7, 2014 — News Article

Canada's Public Broadcaster, CBC, Is "Beyond Propaganda" on Ukraine War by Roger Annis

Writer says that everything that is true and would help people understand the complex reality of Ukraine is being airbrushed out of the story by CBC and much of the rest of mainstream media.

Aug 6, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Death by a thousand cuts by Bruce Hyer

MP says public funding of the CBC has dropped by 40 per cent since 1991, and things are getting even worse under the current government.

Aug 5, 2014 — News Article

Conservative MP caught on tape: "We are not making cuts to the CBC"

Manitoba Conservative MP Joyce Bateman says the government is not making cuts to the CBC and that they have stable funding stating "we are giving them as much taxpayer money as they ever have received."

Aug 5, 2014 — News Article

Let Parliament write the CBC’s script by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says tt’s too bad the board and management of the CBC didn’t throw the ball back to the government after the latest round of budget cuts and say: Tell us, which means telling Canadians, what you no longer want us to do. 

Jul 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada: Fighting for a brighter future by Hubert T. Lacroix

CBC President and CEO says Canada’s public broadcaster has a plan that won’t stop delivering service to Canadians, but will change how those services are delivered.

Jul 25, 2014 — News Article

Des journalistes de la télévision passent à la trappe

Radio-Canada is losing its best and brightest young journalistic talent as the bumping process triggered by deep Harper government-imposed budget cuts begins to kick in.

Jul 25, 2014 — News Article

Does Heather Conway have what it takes to save the CBC? by Simon Houpt

Heather Conway acknowledges she doesn’t know exactly what the result of staff cuts will look like or whether viewers will want the content the new CBC offers.

Jul 24, 2014 — News Article

CBC Launches Digital Comedy Accelerator 'CBC ComedyCoup'

CBC, CineCoup Media and Just For Laughs Television are joining forces to deliver an opportunity to Canadian content creators with the launch of CBC ComedyCoup, a digital comedy accelerator.

Jul 22, 2014 — News Article

Ofcom Report on Internet safety measures

Ofcom in the UK has published a Report for the UK government outlining a series of safety measures designed to ensure family-friendly viewing for children, which have been agreed with the pincipal UK broadband providers.

Jul 21, 2014 — News Article

CBC argues for 'Netflix tax'

The CBC is pushing for online service Netflix and others to help fund Canadian content.

Jul 21, 2014 — News Article

Hubert Lacroix must fight for CBC — or resign by Barry Kiefl

Columnist says there's some good in the CBC's five-year plan, but also a lot of bad, including the defeatism that has marked network president Hubert Lacroix's tenure.

Jul 18, 2014 — News Article

Graham Fraser n’écarte aucune option by Philippe Orfali

Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser fears that recent CBC cuts will harm official language minority groups, and is considering a judicial intervention.

Jul 17, 2014 — News Article

Op-Ed from Bill Chambers, in response to Konrad Yakabuski's article by Bill Chambers

Bill Chambers says public broadcasters take on the roles required by the specific media needs of the societies they serve. 

Jul 15, 2014 — News Article

CBC ‘in peril’ if funding cuts not reversed, former board members say by Simon Houpt

Nine former members of CBC/Radio-Canada’s board of directors have sent an urgent letter to the current board, saying the public broadcaster’s mandate is “in peril” if recent federal funding cuts are not reversed.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Why Now Is the CRTC's Make or Break Moment by Michael Geist

When Canada's broadcast regulator embarked on the third and final phase of its consultations on the future of television regulation earlier this year, it left little doubt that a total overhaul was on the table.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

What will the BBC TV production shake-up mean for the industry? by John Plunkett & Maggie Brown

Industry experts examine the impact of scrapping quotas and the spin-off of TV production.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Don’t make Radio-Canada subsidize the CBC by Konrad Yakabuski

Columnist says that as the cuts keep coming, fans of Radio-Canada, one of the most watched public broadcasters anywhere, are starting to resent paying the price for the CBC’s failure to connect with Canadians.