Radio & Television

“Free CBC” petition with 120K signatures delivered to feds

OTTAWA – Watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting delivered more than 120,000 signatures to Parliament Hill today in a petition opposing the Bill C-60 provision that would give the federal government sweeping powers over the CBC’s collective bargaining and impact its editorial independence. The Free CBC petitions, coordinated by Friends along with Leadnow.ca and sumofus.org, call on the government to remove the provision. “With ultimate control of the salaries and working conditions of all CBC employees in the hands of the government, at a minimum CBC will have to contend with the perception that its editorial decisions may be politically...