Strengthening Canadian culture in the digital age: CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes review of Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation

June 5, 2018, Ottawa

CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes the Government’s review of the Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Radiocommunication Acts.

We appreciate the Government’s strong support for the mandate of the public broadcaster and its leading role in Canadian culture and news and information.

This is an important panel and we look forward to working with them to meet the Government’s objectives to “update CBC/Radio-Canada’s mandate and ensure its independence and stability over the long-term.”

In today’s digital world, we believe a strong, trusted public broadcaster is more important than ever. We have been making tremendous progress to meet the changing needs of Canadians and we would like to do more.

We are also pleased that the Government is looking for new ways for all players to support Canadian culture. We agree that those who benefit from Canadians’ love of movies and TV shows should contribute to ensuring the success of great Canadian stories we can all enjoy.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

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