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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles — 2000

Nov 30, 2000 — News Article

Nature of endangered things by Antonia Zerbisias

CBC’s original The Nature of Things produces less of its own high-quality, insightful shows as its funding shrinks

Nov 29, 2000 — News Article

Saucier resigns early from CBC Board by Chris Cobb

Major cultural vacancy left by former CBC chairwoman Guylaine Saucier leads to call for reform of appointment process, CBC governing structure

Nov 28, 2000 — News Article

CBC chairwoman quits post early by Finbarr O'Reilly

Major cultural vacancy left by former CBC chairwoman Guylaine Saucier leads to call for reform of appointment process, CBC governing structure

Nov 28, 2000 — News Article

CBC official quits by Krista Foss and Heather Scoffield

Major cultural vacancy left by former CBC chairwoman Guylaine Saucier leads to call for reform of appointment process, CBC governing structure

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Poll suggests backlash from cuts

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Survey finds Islanders upset with CBC cuts by Dave Stewart

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Voters may punish Liberals for CBC cuts by Don Richardson

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 18, 2000 — News Article

Restore CBC cuts, poll says by Moira Baird

Friends survey indicates Atlantic Canadians want MPs to work to restore local television, and may vote against Liberals because of CBC funding cuts

Nov 17, 2000 — Opinion Poll

CBC Poll

Measures Atlantic Canadians’ reactions to reduced local news programming on CBC; follow-up to June 2000 poll

Nov 7, 2000 — News Release

Alliance Broadcasting Policy

Canadian Alliance proposals to sell CBC and end production grants would decimate Canadian drama programming, which is funded by grants and broadcast mainly on CBC

Nov 2, 2000 — News Article

Liberal Party pledges $600 million in spending on arts

Liberals’ new Red Book has Sheila Copps promising additional funding on arts, culture and the CBC

Oct 29, 2000 — News Article

After 15 years, CBC still rules Geminis by Tony Atherton

The Canadian TV industry has changed, but the CBC still snaps up over half the Gemini statuettes each year

Oct 28, 2000 — News Article

Survey gives top marks to CBC drama

Friends’ survey says Canadians enjoy domestic television, prefer CBC’s Canadian programming to that of other private networks

Oct 26, 2000 — News Article

Broadcast lobby gives thumbs up to Canadian TV

Friends’ survey says Canadians enjoy domestic television, prefer CBC’s Canadian programming to that of other private networks

Oct 26, 2000 — News Article

Canadians like home-grown TV by John McKay

Friends’ survey says Canadians enjoy domestic television, prefer CBC’s Canadian programming to that of other private networks

Oct 25, 2000 — News Article

Watchdog group's pre-Gemini report gives thumbs up to Canadian TV by John McKay

Friends’ survey says Canadians enjoy domestic television, prefer CBC’s Canadian programming to that of other private networks

Sep 25, 2000 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Hill Times

Friends claims 8 of 11 TVO governors are PC officials, reflecting illegal political control of broadcaster

Sep 19, 2000 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the National Post

Friends wants CRTC to attach conditions of licence to TVO requiring the Ontario government to observe federal broadcasting policy

Aug 30, 2000 — News Article

Merger of CBC radio operations could water down local service by Chris Cobb and Susanne Hiller

CBC merger of Toronto Radio One and National network news stations could reduce local coverage for six million listeners

Aug 25, 2000 — News Article

Wayne Easter sees political agenda blocking Save Compass campaign by Mike Gauthier

Friends has launched an advertising campaign to save the CBC’s supper-hour news programs in Atlantic Canada, but MPs believe it unfairly attacks them

Aug 24, 2000 — News Release

Stand up for Compass, Stand up for the Island Ad Campaign Launched

Friends, citizen group launch campaign to pressure PEI’s 4 MPs to demand reversal of cuts to CBC local news program Compass

Aug 24, 2000 — News Article

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting launches campaign

Friends has launched an advertising campaign to save the CBC’s supper-hour news programs in Atlantic Canada, but MPs believe it unfairly attacks them

Aug 23, 2000 — News Article

Friends of CBC launching ad campaign by Julie Chow

Friends has launched an advertising campaign to save the CBC’s supper-hour news programs in Atlantic Canada, but MPs believe it unfairly attacks them

Jul 29, 2000 — News Article

CBC, CRTC set to fight over regional shows by Jack Aubey

CRTC may sanction CBC over cuts to local television news

Jul 28, 2000 — News Article

Save Compass group organizes protest; Protesters blaming federal Liberals for plight of CBC by Dave Stewart

Protestors gather at Charlottetown CBC station to oppose local news cuts

Jul 27, 2000 — News Article

Tiny P.E.I. holds key to CBC's future by Tony Atherton

Potential loss of PEI support in tight election race may force Liberals to remedy CBC cuts

Jun 29, 2000 — News Article

Friends of CBC to contact every Islander by Julie Chow

Friends will mail pamphlets to each PEI household, urging them to pressure MPs to save local CBC news

Jun 8, 2000 — News Article

Majority of folks oppose CBC cutbacks

Friends’ poll shows most Atlantic Canadians oppose cuts to local CBC supper-hour news, may vote against Liberals in protest

Jun 8, 2000 — News Article

Atlantic Canada rejects CBC cuts by Heather McLaughlin

Friends’ poll shows most Atlantic Canadians oppose cuts to local CBC supper-hour news, may vote against Liberals in protest

Jun 7, 2000 — News Release

COMPAS survey finds Liberals face backlash over CBC program cuts in Atlantic Canada

Federal cuts to local news programs make Atlantic Canadians less likely to consider voting Liberal

Jun 7, 2000 — News Article

70% in Atlantic area oppose CBC cuts by Chris Cobb

Friends’ poll shows most Atlantic Canadians oppose cuts to local CBC supper-hour news, may vote against Liberals in protest

Jun 1, 2000 — Opinion Poll

CBC Poll

Measures Atlantic Canadians’ reactions to proposed reductions in local news programming on CBC

May 30, 2000 — News Article

The same old CBC

CBC remains indecisive in face of budgetary pressures

May 30, 2000 — News Article

CBC backs down, to retain shorter supper-hour news by Anne Marie Owens

CBC’s original proposal to eliminate regional news altogether is rejected in favour of 30-minute local supper-hour show

May 30, 2000 — News Article

CBC cuts supper-hour news shows to half-hour by Chris Cobb

CBC’s original proposal to eliminate regional news altogether is rejected in favour of 30-minute local supper-hour show

May 22, 2000 — News Article

CBC plan best chance for survival by Antonia Zerbisias

Focus on CBC regional news cuts overshadows more positive parts of Robert Rabinovitch’s proposal for a new CBC

May 20, 2000 — News Article

CBC sells channel to U.S. mogul by Bertrand Marotte and Gayle MacDonald

CBC sells satellite-based Newsworld International and TRIO to USA Networks

May 19, 2000 — News Article

Don't knock the only guy with a map by Bill Neville

Focus on CBC regional news cuts overshadows more positive parts of Robert Rabinovitch’s proposal for a new CBC

May 18, 2000 — News Article

Is there anyone Robert Rabinovitch doesn't report to?

CBC governing structure impedes the Corporation’s ability to fulfill its mandate

May 17, 2000 — News Article

... and that was the CBC news by Murray Whyte

Cuts to CBC supper-hour news are as much a product of loss of vision as loss of funding; restructuring may or may not help

May 17, 2000 — News Article

Grits demand money for CBC local newscasts by Bruce Cheadle

Liberal backbenchers push Chrétien for better funding as Rabinovitch threatens to cut local supper-hour news

May 12, 2000 — News Article

Group urges NBers to lobby CBC president by Alan White

Friends wants NB residents to lobby CBC to preserve local news at upcoming board meeting in St. Andrew’s

May 11, 2000 — News Article

Regional TV threat by Tyler McLeod

CBC draws fire for proposal to lay off staff, cut local news programs in bid to make public broadcaster more distinct, cheaper to run

May 11, 2000 — News Article

Planned CBC cuts a 'shock' by Steve Tilley

CBC draws fire for proposal to lay off staff, cut local news programs in bid to make public broadcaster more distinct, cheaper to run

May 11, 2000 — News Article

CBC releases its poor ratings to justify job cuts by Chris Cobb

CBC draws fire for proposal to lay off staff, cut local news programs in bid to make public broadcaster more distinct, cheaper to run

May 11, 2000 — News Article

CBC TV's regional cuts spark outcry

CBC draws fire for proposal to lay off staff, cut local news programs in bid to make public broadcaster more distinct, cheaper to run

May 11, 2000 — News Article

Job losses at CBC Vancouver 'may hit 20 per cent' by Petti Fong

CBC draws fire for proposal to lay off staff, cut local news programs in bid to make public broadcaster more distinct, cheaper to run

May 10, 2000 — Policy Brief

Letter to the Minister of Canadian Heritage re the future of CBC English TV regional programming

Federal government must increase funding, issue policy direction to CBC to maintain regional programming

May 6, 2000 — News Article

CBC chief merits support by Mike Boone

Robert Rabinovitch’s proposed national newscast will likely be of high quality, and may save the CBC from bankruptcy and irrelevance

May 6, 2000 — News Article

Delay of meeting buys CBC some time by Chris Cobb

Liberal backbenchers push Chrétien for better funding as Rabinovitch threatens to cut local supper-hour news

May 2, 2000 — News Article

CBC can't please everyone and shouldn't try by Jeffrey Simpson

Robert Rabinovitch’s proposed national newscast will likely be of high quality, and may save the CBC from bankruptcy and irrelevance

Apr 30, 2000 — News Article

The CBC cliff-hanger by Antonia Zerbisias

To preserve the diversity of voices in Canada, the CBC cannot shut down its regional TV stations

Apr 27, 2000 — News Article

Time to oppose CBC cuts by John McConnell

CBC is vital for balanced journalism and regional representation, and must not be cut any further

Apr 27, 2000 — News Article

CBC brass grilled on radical restructuring plans by Antonia Zerbisias

The CBC board of directors is examining restructuring proposals by president Robert Rabinovitch

Apr 24, 2000 — News Article

CBC blasted for local TV cuts by Chris Cobb

Friends’ study, Leaving Town, shows demand for local programming exceeds supply provided by private broadcasters and CBC

Apr 21, 2000 — Blog Post

CBC Technical & Regulatory Issues

CBC’s proposal to remove its terrestrial network, rely entirely on other technologies for distribution could have unintended consequences

Apr 21, 2000 — Blog Post

Memo to CBC Board Re: Leaving Town

CBC Board should consider results of Friends’ study documenting drop in local programming

Apr 17, 2000 — News Article

Saints and icons set CBC standard by Adrian Humphreys

Listeners’ willingness to comment and complain about CBC radio shows their devotion to its programming

Apr 16, 2000 — News Article

CBC to drop local news, cut 500 jobs by Chris Cobb

CBC’s plan to eliminate local supper-hour news programs may contravene Broadcasting Act

Mar 16, 2000 — News Article

$10-million injection for CBC Radio by Michael Posner

CBC is returning money originally set aside for now-shelved Radio Three and InfoRadio

Mar 1, 2000 — News Article

Culture 'barely' sees light of day by Chris Cobb

Canadian culture and the CBC largely ignored in most recent federal budget

Feb 28, 2000 — News Release

Canada's Cultural National Defence Ignored

Lack of support for CBC in federal budget shows disdain for Canada’s public broadcaster, cultural institutions

Feb 12, 2000 — News Article

What about that promise?

Jean Chrétien promised stable funding for CBC, but has cut deeper than Mulroney ever did

Feb 11, 2000 — News Article

CBC sheds 173 more jobs and Midday in latest downsizing

Midday program to be cut, 173 TV and radio employees to lose jobs as CBC tries to deal with its financial and administrative problems

Feb 11, 2000 — News Article

Latest CBC layoffs will see 173 workers lose jobs by Caroline Alphonso and Wallace Immen

Midday program to be cut, 173 TV and radio employees to lose jobs as CBC tries to deal with its financial and administrative problems

Feb 11, 2000 — News Article

CBC cuts put off core decision for a while by Hugh Winsor

CBC’s latest cuts reduce costs, but could hinder more fundamental restructuring in the future

Feb 11, 2000 — News Article

Friends of CBC criticize cuts by Suzanne King

New round of layoffs in CBC English television prompt criticism of Chrétien, Rabinovitch

Jan 18, 2000 — Blog Post

Letter to TVO Corporate Secretary Re: TVO's Relationship with Ontario Government

Friends will pursue issue of partisan appointments to TVO board with CRTC

Jan 12, 2000 — News Article

CBC president steering clear of ratings, commercial wars by Daniel Sieberg

Robert Rabinovitch wants to reduce commercialism, return CBC to public-service roots

Jan 8, 2000 — News Article

The CBC's war of words by Alex Strachan

CRTC is correct in assigning new licence conditions on CBC, including reducing commercials and increasing Canadian content

Jan 7, 2000 — News Article

Angry CBC boss: 'Just watch me' defy CRTC order by Chris Cobb

CBC president says new conditions of licence are financially impossible; threatens to defy CRTC

Jan 7, 2000 — News Article

Stay tuned: CBC fights new program orders by Antonia Zerbisias

CBC president says new conditions of licence are financially impossible; threatens to defy CRTC

Jan 7, 2000 — News Article

CBC fumes at new orders by Ken MacQueen

CBC president says new conditions of licence are financially impossible; threatens to defy CRTC

Jan 6, 2000 — News Release

CRTC Roadmap for the CBC Makes Sense

CRTC decision on CBC network licences reflects obligations under Broadcasting Act, forces CBC to uphold its mandate to provide local, regional programming

Jan 6, 2000 — News Article

CRTC, CBC head for showdown over regional programs by Heather Scoffield

Regulator’s expected call for more local television, fewer commercials will run counter to Rabinovitch’s plans for the network

Jan 5, 2000 — News Release

CBC Licence Renewal Decision to be Released on Thursday

Upcoming CRTC decision on CBC English, French television licences will be evaluated by Friends on how well it requires CBC to reflect public mandate

Jan 5, 2000 — News Article

CBC Licence Renewal Decision to be Released on Thursday

Upcoming CRTC decision on CBC English, French television licences will be evaluated by Friends on how well it requires CBC to reflect public mandate

Jan 3, 2000 — News Article

CRTC to urge CBC return to grassroots by Chris Cobb

Regulator’s expected call for more local television, fewer commercials will run counter to Rabinovitch’s plans for the network