Wednesday, July 16, 2014

"Auntie Shelly" this time you've gone too far ..... yet again!

Shelly Glover Minister of Canadian Culture and Official Languages

Good Day Readers:

Shelly Glover best stop trashing the CBC less she really .... off and awaken her Liberal rival for the Saint Boniface riding in the next federal election City of Winnipeg Councillor "Dapper Dan no Scandal Vandal" affectionately know at CyberSmokeBlog as "Sleepy Danny." Since winning the nomination over a month ago there's been ne're a peep from him.
"Sleepy Danny"

Clare L. Pieuk
CBC cuts 'going too far' this time former Board Members warn

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A letter penned by nine former members of the CBC Board of Directors has been forwarded to the public broadcaster's current Chairman over planned cuts.

OTTAWA - Nine former members of the CBC Board of Directors have written to the public broadcaster's current Chairman to express alarm at recent cuts to the corporation.
Former CBC President Robert Rabinovitch and Guylaine Saucier, who served as Chairwoman, are among those who signed the letter to current Chairman Remi Racine.
The CBC is trying to absorb a $130-million budget shortfall due to federal cuts, declining advertising revenues and the loss of hockey rights.
The broadcaster announced last month it is slashing some 20 per cent of its workforce over the next five years, while cutting back evening newscasts and in-house production and raising the possibility of selling its flagship headquarters in Toronto.
It also signalled an intention to shift the CBC's priorities from radio and television to digital and mobile services.
Clarence LeBreton, one of the signatories, says he's concerned about diminished production capacity at the broadcaster as a result of the cuts.
Sometimes cosmetic cuts must be made to meet a budget, he says, but recent reductions amount to gutting the venerable broadcaster.

The Board of Directors is like the "guardian of the temple" and if somebody is dismantling it, "you should at least voice some concern," he said Tuesday in an interview.
"We think this time it's going too far."
Racine said in an email that he would discuss the letter at the next board meeting.
By 2020, CBC plans to cut 1,000 to 1,500 positions from its roster of 7,500 employees. It says that goal will in part be fulfilled by retirements and attrition and that roughly 500 of these jobs will be eliminated over the next 12 to 15 months.
The new job losses are in addition to the 657 the broadcaster announced in April.
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