Radio & Television

Hands off the CBC, ACTRA, Friends, tell feds; CBC clarifies

TORONTO – This past Monday, the federal government announced new measures added to its budget bill that would give political control to the Cabinet over how much Crown corporations such as the CBC pays its union and non-union staff and other terms and conditions of employment. “CBC is not just another crown corporation. The financial decision-making the government plans to take over will affect CBC’s editorial independence,” said Ian Morrison, spokesperson for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, in a release. “If this bill becomes law, the government will have one more lever to control what the CBC does, the programs it...