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‘I can’t see any conceivable way the anchor of a national news broadcast is only making $80,000 a year’ by Theresa Tedesco
According to the 184-page submission made by the CBC to the Senate’s transport and communications committee, Peter Mansbridge’s maximum salary scale for 2013 is just under $80,500.
Veteran CBC journalist says he made the difficult decision to leave the public broadcaster, in part, to take a stand against recently announced budget cuts, which he believes are having the strongest impact on young reporters and producers.
Veteran journalist Linden MacIntyre says if there’s 500-plus people disappearing due to recent CBC cuts, he'd like one or two of them to be recognizable so that the numbers aren't meaningless to people – to the taxpayers who are paying a big part of the freight.
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled this week that the country's telecom regulator could not argue on its own behalf in an appeal by Canada's major service providers over the start date for the wireless code, which is set to kick in by June of next year.
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.
Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11′s Expansion of Fair Dealing by Michael Geist
Writer says the government would not have added education to the fair dealing purposes if it had no meaning at all and that it was clearly the government’s intent to expand the scope of fair dealing to cover more than research and private study.
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.
CBC says it is cancelling "Battle of the Blades" as it looks to balance its books with another round of job and programming cuts.
Columnist says the job losses come during the latest round of cost-cutting at the Canadian pubcaster as it deals with lower government subsidies and the loss of NHL game revenues.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says it is up to the CBC and Radio-Canada to provide viewership and programming that Canadians are interested in.
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.