Radio & Television

More money would help CBC rehab Canadian drama genre, says Rabinovitch

TORONTO – CBC president and CEO Robert Rabinovitch said Thursday that if we, as Canadians, want to have a good public broadcaster, it needs better a better, stable funding model. In a speech to the Empire Club in Toronto, Rabinovitch said he welcomed any governmental review of the CBC's mandate (as has been alluded to by the new Conservative government) and said one is coming anyway by the end of 2006 when the Corp. faces the CRTC during its license renewal hearing. The CEO says the broadcaster's vision is to be "(t)he undisputed champion of compelling Canadian programming," and despite...