Statement by CBC/Radio-Canada

April 25, 2012, Ottawa

The past three weeks have been difficult for everyone at CBC/Radio-Canada, and this is what we’re hearing in the unions’ declarations today. We’d have all preferred to maintain the public broadcaster’s momentum, but we were forced to make some tough decisions in response to the Federal budget. We have no control over the shifting media landscape, but we must position the public broadcaster to ensure its survival not only today, but also tomorrow. We’ve proposed to meet with the unions next week in order to provide them with an opportunity to better understand our decisions, which we’ll be implementing over the next three years.

You can find further details about the measures announced to balance CBC/Radio-Canada's budget at the following address.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences

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