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Killing the CBC:
As ye sow, so shall ye reap…can also be stated, as ye fast, so shall ye whither, and whither the CBC has. Facing an $100 million budget short fall…thanks to Harper, losing hockey and other factors…the CBC is cutting staff by over 650.
Polling shows the CBC is the most trusted media source in the country, more three-quarters think the government should fund the CBC at a sufficient level…most of those think funding needs to increased.
The Harper government has regularly and consistently slashed the CBC grant budget after budget while spending the entire CBC budget on a single F-35 jet…or overpriced frigates. What money they are giving, they think would be better spent by just giving it to private media companies…here’s how that would turn out…
Why are we not moving to a BBC style of funding…create a strong, stable and independent broadcaster, whose sole interest to provide the best of Canada.
- 657 jobs cut at cash-strapped CBC
- Canada Can’t Afford to Cut Funding From the CBC
- Canada’s Full F-35 Cost Could Climb To $71 Billion – DND Report
- Canadians views about the CBC
- CBC Mandate
- CBC to cut 657 jobs, will no longer compete for professional sports rights
- Charting CBC cuts isn’t pretty
- In defense of public broadcasting – Mark Damazer, former BBC boss
- Independent review on F-35s says fighter jets could cost $20-million more per plane
- Project Summary – Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
- Starving CBC to death
- Titanic Blunder
- Wiki – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
- Wiki – Television licence
- Wiki – Television licensing in the United Kingdom
In the wake of the pending cuts to the CBC, three prominent CBC hosts have decided to leave the CBC both to help protect new talent and as a sign of protest of the defunding of the CBC.
Listen to Linden MacIntyre explain why he is leaving.
Find out more:
- Linden MacIntyre, CBC Veteran, Retires To Save Jobs For Young Journalists
- Alison Smith and Linden MacIntyre leaving CBC
The birth of Canadian Citizenship
In the wake of the debate of the soon to be release reform of the Canadian Citizenship act, we take nostalgic look back and how and when a Canadian actually became a Canadian Citizen…you would be surprised.
Find out more:
- Canadian citizenship rules face broad reform in 2014
- Forging Our Legacy: Canadian Citizenship and Immigration, 1900–1977
- 1947: The first officially Canadian citizens
- Canadian Citizenship Act 1946
- Statute of Westminster 1931
- Immigration Acts (1866 – 2001)
- History of Canadian nationality law
- The act that made us Canadian
What’s Your Sign – The evolution of astrology
In the wake of the controversy, in the skeptic community, about MacMillan Space Center event regarding Astrology, we take a quick look at astrology and how it evolved into the real science astronomy.
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