CBC Cuts by the Numbers

Amount by which the Jean Chretien Liberal government reduced the CBC’s budget between 1994 and 1998:
$414 million

Rank of Canada’s per-capita public broadcasting funding among 18 Western countries in 2011:

Amount by which the Stephen Harper Conservative government will reduce the CBC’s budget in the next 3 years:
$115 million

Percentage of full-time CBC staff that will be cut in the next three years:

Total amount cut from journalism- and news-based programming:
$12 million
(source: interview with Jennifer McGuire,
CBC General Manager and Editor-in-Chief)

Sources linked, unless otherwise stated.


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Hot off the presses…

17 January 2011

  1. Reginald Halfyard · January 17, 2011

    Couldn’t give a hoot about CBC local. Way over funded and mostly only ever hire either mainlanders or the inner local clique (with a nod to a few faves from central NL!) Take that Arts weekend show 7 hours of what? I like Mack.. never cliquish type himself now but anyway – 7 hours of what on Sat + Sun.? and add the Britty sounding uppity woman on Sundays and Fitzpatrick’s yawner of a show on Saturday.

    Ok you get the idea right? Yes take all the arts programming and stuff it into a single 3 hour show for either Sat or Sunday morning. No one listens to weekend arts at 6 am! Come on use a programmed computer to play CDs at 6 am.

  2. kevin · January 17, 2011

    Mack Furlong is from town, Jamie Fitzpatrick is from Gander and Francesca Swan is from England. Neither one is from the mainland or a downtown clique. Care to try again?

  3. Sean · January 17, 2011

    You know that promo they play sometimes where buddy wakes up on the weekend and can’t wait to tune in to the weekend arts magazine, and tells his wife: “you get the grub, I’ll get the kids!” That’s actually what it’s like at my house.

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