Radio Canada International budget cut will include "famed Sackville, New Brunswick shortwave transmission farm."
Posted: 09 May 2012 Print Send a link
RCI Action Committee, 4 May 2012: "Radio Canada International must be given financial autonomy. CBC/Radio-Canada’s control of the RCI budget must end. This problematic relationship between Radio Canada International and CBC/Radio-Canada, has been raised numerous times in the past, and is why we need to push for financial autonomy. ... In October 1996, the Canadian component of KPMG, released a report on RCI commissioned by CBC/Radio-Canada that recommended: 'If RCI is continued in the long term (whatever its mandate and funding level), independent funding is needed to avoid the difficulty it faces today with being caught up in a domestic vs. foreign competition for limited CBC resources. If the CBC management and Board have to choose between serving Calgary or China, Calgary will almost certainly win….' ... Clearly we have very little time to stop this cut, the broadcasting of our programs ends on June 24."
Montreal Gazette, 5 May 2012, Steve Faguy: "While the CBC is tightening its belt to make $200 million in budget cuts over the next three years - including a devastating 80 per cent cut to Radio Canada International, whose offices are next door to CBC Montreal in the basement of Maison Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster is proceeding with its five-year '2015: Everyone, Every Way' plan, which is adding more regional services across the country."
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