Comox Valley Record: Federal parties converge to man We Vote CBC booth Saturday

On Saturday, July 11, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting (Comox Valley contingent) are bringing three federal parties together to work in a spirit of co-operation, manning our “We Vote CBC” booth. Friends of Canadian Broadcasting will be set up at 4846 Headquarters Road, opposite the entrance to Vancouver Island MusicFest. The candidates will be working together, getting petitions signed and handing out or taking orders for lawn signs. The “We Vote CBC” campaign is a national initiative designed to bring attention to the dire straits our national broadcaster finds itself in.  Invitations were sent to the four federal parties and there were positives responses from three. The Conservative party has not responded. Attending from 1:30 – 2:30 will be: Gord Johns – NDP Courtenay – Alberni Glenn Sollitt – Green, Courtenay – Alberni Peter Schwarzhoff – Liberal, North Island – Powell River Brenda Sayers, Green, North Island- Powell River Rachel Blaney, NDP, North Island – Powell River © Comox Valley...

Harper on SRC/CBC

In a French language interview with Eric Duhaime and Nathalie Normandeau on FM93, Stephen Harper said that a majority of Quebecers embrace conservative values and that those same values are hated by many SRC/CBC employees....

Response to NDP promise to restore CBC funding

FRIENDS welcomes this announcement. By a wide margin, Canadians like public broadcasting, and they know that CBC/SRC’s recent crisis reflects the damage that Stephen Harper’s government has done to public broadcasting through breaking its 2011 election promise to maintain or increase funding to CBC. Thomas Mulcair’s announcement reflects an awareness of this reality, and will go a long way to help restore our public broadcaster’s capacity. Addressing the cancer of partisan political appointments of Tory stalwarts to CBC’s Board is also a prudent and much-needed reform. Without editorial independence from political interference, our public broadcaster would otherwise drift in the direction of a state broadcaster à la Radio...