CBC/Radio-Canada Code of Conduct

May 1, 2012

CBC/Radio-Canada recently published a revised code of conduct so as to comply with the newly adopted Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector, which applies to all federal institutions, including Crown corporations like ours.

The new CBC/Radio-Canada Code of Conduct states clearly that its application is subject to the Broadcasting Act, which protects the public broadcaster’s “journalistic, creative and programming independence in the pursuit of its objects and the exercise of its powers.”

This provision is very clearly delineated in the new code, which in no way compromises the independence enjoyed by our employees in the exercise of their duties, which are also governed by our Journalistic Standards and Practices.

We share our employees’ belief in the importance of CBC/Radio-Canada’s traditional arm’s-length relationship to the government.

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