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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles — 1999

Dec 24, 1999 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star

Liberal PMs before Chrétien were supportive of CBC

Dec 23, 1999 — News Article

Rabinovitch clashes with CRTC officials over identity of CBC by Doug Saunders

CBC President Robert Rabinovitch claims special mandate from Prime Minister, challenges CRTC officials on a proposed broadcasting licence condition that would require the public broadcaster to spend more on local television programming, as required by the Broadcasting Act.

Dec 22, 1999 — News Article

Overhaul of CBC might do away with local news by Mark Stevenson

Robert Rabinovitch may undertake a harsh restructuring of CBC to increase its cost-efficiency

Dec 12, 1999 — Blog Post

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

It's only under Jean Chrétien's watch that the Liberals have tried to dismantle the CBC."

Nov 26, 1999 — News Article

CBC's 'radio for youth' silenced ... for now by Sandra Abma

Robert Rabinovitch has shelved plans for youth-oriented Radio Three

Nov 9, 1999 — Policy Brief

Parliamentary Transcript of Q&A Session following FRIENDS' Presentation

Ian Morisson responds to questions concerning necessity of CBC, funding sources

Oct 25, 1999 — News Article

Starting over at the CBC

Robert Rabinovitch has the love of public broadcasting and management experience required to renew the CBC; acclaimed as excellent choice for the post

Oct 25, 1999 — News Article

New plan would merge TV, radio news by Chris Cobb

FRIENDS: "To make CBC radio and TV one operation is a reduction of services. They should not be allowed to get away with the word integration. It is chopping."

Oct 20, 1999 — News Article

It's Canadian TV coverage we need by Dalton Camp

New CBC president must contend with indifferent government and private competition to provide the public broadcaster to which Canadians are entitled

Oct 19, 1999 — News Article

CBC's new chief wins top ratings all around by Antonia Zerbisias

Robert Rabinovitch has the love of public broadcasting and management experience required to renew the CBC; acclaimed as excellent choice for the post

Oct 19, 1999 — News Article

Rabinovitch new CBC president by Jennifer Ditchburn

Robert Rabinovitch has the love of public broadcasting and management experience required to renew the CBC; acclaimed as excellent choice for the post

Oct 19, 1999 — News Article

A Wise Man returns to the flock by Matthew Fraser

Robert Rabinovitch has the love of public broadcasting and management experience required to renew the CBC; acclaimed as excellent choice for the post

Oct 18, 1999 — News Release

New Direction for the CBC

New CBC president Robert Rabinovitch has knowledge, skill and understanding to chart new course for public broadcaster

Oct 15, 1999 — News Article

PM delays selection of CBC chief by Jennifer Ditchburn

Friends says government is harming CBC by taking so long to appoint permanent president

Sep 10, 1999 — News Article

CBC chairwoman attempts to foil candidate by Gord McIntosh and Jennifer Ditchburn

CBC, government sources say Guylaine Saucier has asked for Robert Rabinovitch to be removed from consideration for CBC president’s job

Jun 8, 1999 — Policy Brief

Oral Presentation to CRTC re the future of the CBC [PN CRTC 1999-3]

Friends draws CRTC’s attention to five areas of concern: regional expression, commercial revenues versus government grants, programming independence, appointment of CBC board of directors, diversity

May 20, 1999 — News Article

Resounding public support for CBC found in new poll by Graham Fraser

Friends’ poll finds Canadians like the CBC, but fear the government is trying to undermine it by funding cuts and political appointments

May 18, 1999 — News Release

FRIENDS releases COMPAS Inc. poll on CBC – Survey Says: "Get Over It"

Survey says Canadians believe CBC provides most balanced coverage, though appointments to board of directors give government too much control over content

May 7, 1999 — Opinion Poll

TVOntario Poll

Finds Ontario residents consider funding for TV Ontario to be worthwhile; many would also support increased funding

May 7, 1999 — Opinion Poll

CBC Poll

Measures attitudes toward broadcast issues, Canadian content and the CBC

May 5, 1999 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC Public Hearing on the CBC [PN CRTC 1999-3]

Friends makes several recommendations to CRTC regarding future of CBC

Mar 23, 1999 — News Article

What CBC Needs is a Champion, by Barbara Yaffe

The CBC needs someone to defend its value as a public broadcaster in the face of severe cuts

Mar 17, 1999 — Blog Post

Letter to Friends' Supporters Re: CBC Strike

Friends asks supporters to tell Chrétien they have lost confidence in CBC board

Mar 6, 1999 — News Article

At the CBC, Morale Shrinks With Budget by Steven Pearlstein

Federal budget cuts and the growth of private television have contributed to the CBC’s marginalization and low morale

Feb 25, 1999 — News Article

Strike by CBC technicians costs The National half its audience, CTV newscast benefits by Jonathon Gatehouse

Lack of Canadian footage on newscast during technicians’ strike turns viewers toward CTV National News

Feb 23, 1999 — News Article

CBC strike provides fodder for broadcaster's enemies By Antonia Zerbisias

CBC strike prompts critics to question public broadcaster’s necessity, although it is a vital service in small communities

Feb 18, 1999 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC President Re: CBC Labour Dispute

Friends believes CBC should thank employees for patience during cuts, negotiate agreement to avoid strike

Jan 21, 1999 — News Article

Beatty is out at CBC by Lawrence Martin

Ottawa will likely not renew Beatty’s contract; CBC president widely viewed as too passive to resist assault on public broadcaster

Jan 21, 1999 — News Article

Ottawa ready to dump Beatty as head of CBC: Won't renew contract: Former Tory minister portrayed as a well-meaning failure

Ottawa will likely not renew Beatty’s contract; CBC president widely viewed as too passive to resist assault on public broadcaster

Jan 2, 1999 — News Article

CBC-TV needs some friends in high places by Sid Adilman

CBC has been decimated by actions and policies of Sheila Copps, Perrin Beatty and Françoise Bertrand, needs some loyal supporters