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All Parliament / Legislation Articles — 1998

Nov 19, 1998 — News Article

Change to CBC bill lauded

Liberals have backed down on Bill C-44 clause allowing government to fire CBC president “at pleasure”

Nov 19, 1998 — News Article

Planned controls over broadcaster will not go ahead by William Walker

Liberals have backed down on Bill C-44 clause allowing government to fire CBC president “at pleasure”

Nov 18, 1998 — News Release

Liberal Back Down on CBC Legislation!

Liberals have dropped Bill C-44 proposal to allow government to fire CBC president, board of directors without cause

Oct 8, 1998 — News Release

Prominent Canadian Journalists Speak Out Against Bill C-44

21 respected journalists sign letter opposing changes that would compromise political independence of CBC

Oct 8, 1998 — News Release

Radio-Chrétien en Perspective?

Oct 1, 1998 — Blog Post

What Others Said About Bill C-44

Comments from current and former CBC presidents, Fifth Estate host, Heritage Minister on bill threatening CBC autonomy

Jul 26, 1998 — News Article

Bill C-44 threatens CBC autonomy by Tony Atherton

Bill C-44 would allow government to fire CBC officials at will, undermining public broadcaster’s political independence

Jul 20, 1998 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC President Re: Bill C-44

Friends urges CBC President to lobby government against bill restricting CBC’s political independence

Jul 1, 1998 — Blog Post

Bill C-44 Legal Interpretation

Legal research on Bill C-44 shows CBC president, board could indeed be dismissed without cause if bill were adopted

Mar 26, 1998 — Blog Post

Letter to Prime Minister Re: Appointments to CBC, CRTC

Friends asks Jean Chrétien to reform appointment process to CBC, CRTC to include public nominations, published criteria