From a media release:
CBC/Radio-Canada is pleased to share with Canadians its Accountability Plan for the Government’s reinvestment in the public broadcaster.
In Budget 2016, the government proposed to invest an additionalÂ $75MÂ in CBC/Radio-CanadaÂ for 2016-2017, rising toÂ $150MÂ in the following years, and asked the Minister of Canadian Heritage to work with the public broadcaster to develop an accountability plan. As stated in the Budget, “Reversing past cuts will enable the CBC/Radio-Canada to invest in itsÂ Strategy 2020: A space for us allpriorities, leading to the creation of Canadian content which will be more digital, local and ambitious in scope.”
Already this year we are creating additional Indigenous content; investing in high profile events that bring Canadians together likeÂ Canada’sÂ 150thÂ anniversary; creating new evening content on ICI Radio-Canada PremiÃ¨re; creating a new CBC digital service inÂ London, Ontario; hiring new digital creators, and; expanding our international coverage with a new bureau inÂ Istanbul, Turkey.
Today’s Accountability Plan also includes new performance indicators so that Canadians can measure what the reinvestment in public broadcasting is able to do. We will continue to report on what we have been able to accomplish at the end of the year in our Annual Report and Corporate Plan.
You can read theÂ Accountability PlanÂ here: