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May 30, 2014 — News Article

A real conservative government would reform the CBC by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says the Conservative government continues to allow the CBC to exist because or all its pretensions of concern for the taxpayer, the CBC is more useful to it in its present state: not as a problem to be fixed, but as a platform on which to raise funds, a scapegoat for the party’s failures, a diversion for the base’s wrath.

May 27, 2014 — News Article

The media join Harper’s hit list by Lawrence Martin

Columnist says that in a recent fundraising letter, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives turned their guns on the news media and asked supporters whether the public broadcaster should be privatized.

May 22, 2014 — Campaign

Free the CBC - Harper can't drown us all out!

Campaign with the goal to hold Harper’s Conservatives accountable for their agenda to destroy public broadcasting in Canada.

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May 21, 2014 — Blog Post

Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

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.

May 16, 2014 — News Article

Canada's CBC Fights Back as Politicians Demand to Know Top Anchor Salary by Etan Vlessing

Hubert Lacroix, president of the Canadian public broadcaster, refuses to reveal how much Peter Mansbridge earns on privacy grounds.

May 13, 2014 — News Article

‘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.

May 8, 2014 — News Article

Alison Smith and Linden MacIntyre leaving CBC

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.

May 7, 2014 — News Article

Veteran journalist Linden MacIntyre first high-profile casualty of CBC cuts by Simon Houpt

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.

May 2, 2014 — News Article

Court rules that CRTC must stay out of appeal against its new wireless code

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.

Apr 21, 2014 — News Article

No, the CBC’s not cool. Nor should it be by Konrad Yakabuski

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.

Apr 17, 2014 — News Article

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.

Apr 15, 2014 — News Article

VIDEO: A CBC tax? by Brian Lilley

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.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

Watchdog group charts CBC’s funding decline over the decades

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.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

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.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

Cash-Strapped CBC to Stop Glitzy Reality Competition Series by Etan Vlessing

CBC says it is cancelling "Battle of the Blades" as it looks to balance its books with another round of job and programming cuts.

Apr 10, 2014 — News Article

CBC to Cut 657 Jobs Over Two Years

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.

Apr 9, 2014 — News Article

NDP wants more taxpayer cash for CBC by Brian Lilley

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says it is up to the CBC and Radio-Canada to provide viewership and programming that Canadians are interested in.

Apr 9, 2014 — News Article

Cuts hurt CBC's language mandate: Senate report by Jordan Press

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.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC Job Cuts, Budget Reductions To Be Announced Thursday: Reports

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.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC faces more cuts this week, watchdog warns

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.