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Columnist says that with Ottawa sending that message "It is up to the CBC to provide programming that Canadians actually want to watch", it’s little wonder programmers fear that the failure to boost ratings will only give politicians further ammunition to cut their funding.
The Heritage Minister's Office says the CBC already receives significant taxpayer funds and can operate within their existing budget, and that it's up to the public broadcaster to provide programming that Canadians want to watch.
Adjusted for 2104 dollars CBC’s parliamentary appropriation plunged by more than $400 million, from $1.64 billion to $1.19 billion, between 1994-95 and 1997-98.
Watchdog group questions CBC's planning amid expected cuts at the broadcaster by Cassandra Szklarski
FRIENDS says the public broadcaster has long known reduced federal funds, a softening advertising market, the expense of the Sochi Olympics and the potential loss of hockey broadcast rights could put them in a tough spot for the 2014-2015 budget.
A senate report says looming budget and job cuts at Canada's public broadcaster may hinder the vitality and survival of minority official language communities across the country.
CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news as the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job cuts and reductions to services.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix is set to address a town hall meeting of all CBC and Radio-Canada employees on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be about the broadcaster's financial pressures and how it will go forward.
The federal government says funding needs to focus on privacy protection, better technology, faster Internet connectivity.
According to a new poll, a strong majority of Ontario voters believe Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding for TVO and TFO made by her predecessor, and seven-in-ten favour maintaining or increasing funding for the provincial public broadcasters.
A significant majority of Ontarians (7 of 10) believe that Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding support for TVO and TFO, according to the latest survey of 1,000 Ontarians conducted between March 21st and 24th, 2014.
Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.
Columnist says that as the CBC decides against new season orders for Arctic Air and Cracked, the public broadcaster is looking for a new “balance of programming” to distinguish itself from private sector rivals.
Columnist says that media baron Pierre Karl Péladeau’s leap into politics is not a first in Canadian history but wonders whether with media concentration as strong as it is today, can we dare to allow it now?
Columnist says Harper should be glad he did not accede to Péladeau’s suggestions that he tear the wings off Radio-Canada.
Péladeau’s move into political spotlight casts doubt on Ottawa’s wireless ambitions by Christine Dobby
Columnist says that with Quebecor Inc.’s national wireless expansion already questionable, Pierre Karl Péladeau’s surprise political announcement could cast even more doubt on Ottawa’s enthusiastic declaration that it has succeeded in delivering competition in the sector.
Rogue Quebec billionaire not so much going into politics as launching a takeover bid by Andrew Coyne
Columnist says Pierre Karl Péladeau’s entry into provincial politics is crony capitalism taken to the next level and oligarch politics of a kind more usually identified with Russia or Italy.
Nine of twelve people appointed by Prime Minister Harper to the CBC's Board of Directors are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.
CBC President says the public broadcaster should not be limited to only doing what private broadcasters will not do or have no business incentive to do, and that no other public broadcaster in the world is put in that kind of a box.
The federal budget included a number of measures that fit within the digital heading, including $350 million for extending broadband to rural and remote areas.