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Growing support for our national public broadcaster
By  CMG  •  Posted on  April 27, 2014

In these troubling and stressful times, it is heartening to see the outpouring of support for CBC/Radio-Canada, as Canadians across the country express their support for a stronger public broadcaster.

You have likely read and heard passionate discussions and comments about CBC/Radio-Canada in various media, and in conversations in your community and with the people around you.

Please find below (in English and in French) some petitions that are circulating in support of the national public broadcaster, as well as a small sample of selected pieces and views.

If you come across insightful, creative pieces and comments please send them to us (jeannedarc@cmg.ca), and we will be sure to post and share them.

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ACTION ITEMS

Stand up for the CBC – Petition
http://petition.ndp.ca/stand-up-for-the-CBC

Que le gouvernement Harper redonne à CBC ce qui lui revient – Petition
https://secure.avaaz.org/fr/petition/A_Stephen_Harper_premier_Ministre_du_Canada_Que_le_Gouvernemenent_Harper_redonne_a_RadioCanada_ce_qui_lui_revient/?tviAqhb

CBC Thunder Bay cuts opposed by city council – Community action
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/cbc-thunder-bay-cuts-opposed-by-city-council-1.2611171

I Love CBC – Petition
http://www.friends.ca/ILoveCBC/

CBC: preserve your reputation for “fearless journalism” by keeping your in-house documentary department.” – Pettition
http://action.sumofus.org/a/save-cbc-documentaries/

Protesters want moratoriun on cuts at national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada – Demo
http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2014/04/17/protesters-want-moratorium-on-cuts-at-national-public-broadcaster-cbcradio-canada/


ON THE RECORD

CBC Hosts
http://soundcloud.com/kevincaners/final-feb-17
Broadcasting Canada – CBC Hosts on the ‘Dark Clouds’ Ahead

Naomi Robinson
Statement: CMG local at CBC in Toronto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWvc1NuNsDE&feature=youtu.be

Scott Russell
Field of Play: Olympics still belong on CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/opinion/2014/04/cbc-should-remain-canadas-olympic-broadcaster.html

Jian Ghomeshi
Q Essay: It’s time to defend public broadcasting
http://www.cbc.ca/q/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2448525216

Talin Vartanian
CBC: Life support or the killing floor?
http://rabble.ca/news/2014/04/cbc-life-support-or-killing-floor

Charting the CBC cuts isn’t pretty
http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/charting-cbc-cuts-isnt-pretty

Twitter account
@cbcfanclub

Kam Rao
Storify: CBC cuts in 100 tweets
https://storify.com/Kam_Rao/impact-of-cbc-cuts-cbccuts

Press Progress
Charting CBC cuts isn’t pretty | Press Progress
www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/charting-cbccuts-isnt-pretty

SOS Radio-Canada
https://www.facebook.com/pages/SOS-Radio-Canada/96656224360

“Nous sommes inquiets”
Open letter from 17 Radio-Canada journalists to CBC President
m.facebook.com/jesuisradiocanada/posts/627383480672541

SONG

Je coupe tout
https://soundcloud.com/jecoupetout/je-coupe-tout?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

HUMOUR

CBC cuts force Radio 2 to just play a loon’s call on repeat – The www.thebeaverton.com/…/1314-cbccuts-force-radio-2-to-just-play-a-loon-s-
‎CBC cuts force Radio 2 to just play a loon’s call on repeat. Wednesday, 23 April
2014 17:13 Written by Emma Overton. 

EDITORIAL

The Toronto Star
Give CBC the focus and the funding it needs to succeed: Editorial
Mon Apr 14 2014
The CBC needs a coherent vision, a more sharply defined mandate and stable support from Parliament to succeed.

Alain Saulnier – Le Devoir
Refuser la lente mise à mort d’une grande institution


STATEMENTS

NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel
Statement by the NDP on the budget cuts to the CBC « Canada’s NDP
www.ndp.ca/news/statementndp-budget-cuts-to-cbc

10 Apr 2014 NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel (Longueuil – Pierre-Boucher) made the following statement in reaction to the budget cuts to the CBC:.

The Hon. Stéphane Dion
Liberal Critic for Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Statement on the CBC/ Radio-Canada cuts, 11 April 2014
https://stephanedion.liberal.ca/en/articles-en/statement-cbc-radiocanada-cuts-11-april-2014/

11 April 2014CBC / Radio-Canada serves a key role in the showcase and promotion of our Canadian identity and landscape.

Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario
Compressions à Radio-Canada: une menace sérieuse sur l’avenir des services en français
http://monassemblee.ca/compressions-radio-canada-menace-serieuse-lavenir-services-en-francais/
Ottawa, le 11 avril 2014 – L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (L’Assemblée) est extrêmement inquiète de l’impact qu’auront les …

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC)
Criticizes layoffs at CBC: Questions government commitment to public broadcasting
www.canadianlabour.ca/…/clc-criticizes-layoffs-cbc-questions-governme
Apr 11, 2014 – The President of the Canadian Labour Congress has criticized the staffing cuts announced at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

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