March 26, 2015

Evening Fix: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Emily PrattRebel Correspondent

CBC News and Radio-Canada cut 244 jobs. PLUS:

* After this week's GermanWings crash, Canadian airlines will be required to have two crew members in the cockpit at all times

* The CRTC proposes more consumer friendly TV service contracts

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commented 2015-03-28 14:18:19 -0400
Send lettters to Ford of Canada. They are a large advertiser with the CBC. Tell them you will not buy a Ford product because they support the biased CBC. The current troubles the North American auto sector makes them ripe for such pressure.

If the government is too gutless to cut the CBC then put pressure on the CBCs few advertisers.
commented 2015-03-27 08:43:15 -0400
I sure wish there was an alternative world where the CBC didn’t exist and the marketplace made the call on what we want to view.
commented 2015-03-26 22:19:33 -0400
CBC cuts sound like a bit of a good start but there should be another billion cut.
commented 2015-03-26 21:17:40 -0400
Around the same time that the CBC started featuring The Weather Network in their weather segment, I noticed that The Weather Network was running ads that extolled the “virtues” of the CBC.

Could it possibly be that these two organizations were attempting to cut costs by exchanging services on a quid pro quo basis?

If they were, and thus avoiding collecting and remitting GST, would that constitute tax evasion? If they denied this, should we believe them?
commented 2015-03-26 20:42:09 -0400
Regarding the impact of these cuts to our civilization, I momentarily caught Peter Mansbridge solemnly announcing that he and his guests would shortly be discussing that topic from The Atrium within the CBC building, and I thought . . . right then . . . of course . . . that’s it . . . what on earth is a broadcaster doing with an atrium? Is it for some kind of acoustic effect? Maybe I’m just a bit too uncivilized.
commented 2015-03-26 20:19:04 -0400
The problem with the downsizing is that those who really aught to get cut are the ones choosing who will get cut. This translates into less service delivered, more administrative fat preserved.
commented 2015-03-26 19:56:29 -0400
Wow, 244 personnel cut from CBC. How many are there? I’m very curious…how many employees does CBC have? Let’s cut them all and see what happens.