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CBC announces plans to sell off all buildings in midst of election campaign

From a media release:

CBC announced today at a town hall for staff that it is selling all its property across the country, including major production facilities in Montreal and Toronto. These buildings were paid for by Canadians to allow the public broadcaster to produce quality original Canadian programming purely in the public interest. The announcement confirms a trend to strip CBC of that ability.

“The decision to close down production centres is of great concern for our members as it should be for all Canadians, and seriously jeopardizes the CBC’s ability to do meaningful production in the future,” said Marc-Philippe Laurin, CBC Branch President for the Canadian Media Guild (CMG). ‘Our members believe the public broadcaster can’t only be a distributor, it has to also be a producer. This plan threatens the ongoing legacy of award- winning documentaries, drama and other quality production at CBC and Radio Canada.”

These decisions most likely stem from the continuing and tremendous financial difficulties facing our national public broadcaster, a fact CBC President Lacroix acknowledged earlier this month.

The CBC has also cut more than 2,800 jobs since 2008 and has plans to cut another 1,600 by 2020.

Green Party:

http://www.greenparty.ca/sites/default/files/platform_english_web.pdf (page 22)

Liberal Party:

https://www.liberal.ca/liberals-to-invest-in-canadian-culture-and-middle-class-jobs/

NDP:

http://www.ndp.ca/news/ndp-to-restore-cbc-funding

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Prior to becoming a television critic and partner at TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from countless programs. Survivor winners, Donald Trump, Jerry Bruckheimer ... he has interviewed (literally) hundreds of TV people over the course of his career. He is a past member of the Television Critics Association.
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One thought on “CBC announces plans to sell off all buildings in midst of election campaign”

  1. Most of Lacroix’s career was spent working for Americans, who own, control, and run everything in Canada. Harper was instructed to appoint him, and renew that in 2012, with a ‘keep up the good work’ – of ripping apart the last vestiges of what used to make Canada – Canada.

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