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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.”
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.
FRIENDS says the Senate Report is all about paring back both the CBC’s scope and budget, and putting it on a shakier footing.
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.
Liberal-appointed Senator Art Eggleton is criticizing a Senate committee report recommending major changes at the CBC.
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.
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.
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.
French-language service ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau says a Senate committee studying the future of CBC/Radio-Canada came dangerously close to “political interference.”
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.
Senator says it is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.
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.
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.
The public broadcaster says it was hoping for more from the Senate Committee's report on the future of the CBC.
A Senate committee wants Canada’s public broadcaster to be more transparent about salaries and look for new sources of revenue.
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.
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.
Canada’s Prime Minister and his Australian counterpart share the same conservative ideology, contempt for carbon taxes and disdain for their public broadcaster.
The government has set up an advisory panel for its review of the BBC Charter.
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.