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Jul 23, 2015 — News Article

The Senate wants more Reach for the Top on CBC. Seriously? by Kate Taylor

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.

Jul 22, 2015 — News Article

Liberal-appointed Senator slams proposed CBC changes

Liberal-appointed Senator Art Eggleton is criticizing a Senate committee report recommending major changes at the CBC.

Jul 21, 2015 — News Article

Senate report on CBC calls for new revenue sources, greater transparency by Susana Mas

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.

Jul 21, 2015 — News Article

Senate Committee Studying CBC Nearly Crossed Line: Ombudsman by Althia Raj

French-language service ombudsman Pierre Tourangeau says a Senate committee studying the future of CBC/Radio-Canada came dangerously close to “political interference.”

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Here’s a better Senate plan for the CBC by Art Eggleton

Senator says it is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

CBC urged to find new funding models by Simon Houpt

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.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate committee calls for changes at CBC by Mia Rabson

A Senate committee wants Canada’s public broadcaster to be more transparent about salaries and look for new sources of revenue.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Article

Senate report says CBC should find new ways to pay for operations

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.

Jul 20, 2015 — News Release

Harper blueprint embedded in Senate CBC report

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.

Jul 7, 2015 — News Article

Federal parties converge to man We Vote CBC booth Saturday

On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our "We Vote CBC" booth.

Jun 28, 2015 — News Article

Fixed-date election comes back to bite Stephen Harper by Chantal Hébert

Columnist says no prime minister in his right mind would opt to campaign for a fourth mandate in the circumstances currently faced by Stephen Harper.

Jun 15, 2015 — News Article

How Thomas Mulcair could become prime minister by Peter Loewen

Columnist says polls show Thomas Mulcair atop the leaderboard, thanks to a rapidly disappearing Liberal vote.

Jun 3, 2015 — News Article

The 'C' in CBC should stand for 'Canadian,' not 'cuts'

Senator Maria Chaput says CBC’s mandate is really what is at stake when talking about cuts being made to the public broadcaster.

May 27, 2015 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Nine of the twelve current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom have been appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.

CBC Board

May 26, 2015 — News Article

Supporting Radio Programming in Michif-Cree Language

The Government of Canada is providing $167,592 in funding for the year 2015–16 to Minahik Achimowin Inc. to support the production of up to 45 hours of radio programming per week.

May 23, 2015 — News Article

Network debates without Harper? No problem by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says the Conservatives' refusal to participate in anything organized by CBC/Radio-Canada would be consistent with the government’s well-known attitude of hatred towards the public broadcaster. 

May 15, 2015 — News Article

CRTC Says Federal Election Debates Must Be 'Equitable'

The country's broadcast regulator says it's not going to stand in the way of changes to the way federal election debates are conducted, so long as all the major parties get equitable news coverage.

May 14, 2015 — News Article

Broadcasters fight back against federal leaders’ debate changes by Steven Chase

A consortium of major broadcasters that has traditionally run federal party leader’s debates is fighting back in the wake of Stephen Harper’s decision to skip its upcoming events.

May 12, 2015 — News Article

Ruling party eschews major networks for debates by Lynn Desjardins

The ruling Conservative Party says it will not take part in debates hosted by the usual major broadcasters during the upcoming election campaign.