CBC/Radio-Canada's Program Policies are intended to provide a firm base for creativity. Broadcast policies enable the Corporation to deal confidently and equitably with all types of external and internal pressures.
The process by which these program policies have been developed and articulated takes into account the power of our medium and the unique role of the national public broadcaster.
The subject matter of program policies, particularly those dealing with abstract themes or controversial topics has to be approached with sensitivity. A consensus on subjects like stereotypes, good taste or violence is not always possible and may be dependant on the perceptions, personality and background of those involved, the nature of the program in question, or the time of broadcast.
The interpretation and the application of CBC/Radio-Canada's Program Policies therefore require the willing effort and good judgement of the supervisors, producers, performers and other program personnel to whom they are entrusted.
CBC/Radio-Canada has also corporate policies and functional directives some of which relate to the program policies. A section at the end of this book reprints related policies from other manuals.
Ottawa, July 6, 1994
- 1.1.1CBC Mandate
- 1.1.2Stereotypes in CBC Programming
- 1.1.3Guidelines on Sex-Role Portrayal
- 1.1.4Multicultural Programming
- 1.1.5Good Taste
- 1.1.6Violence in Programming
- 1.1.7Violence in Children's Programming
- 1.1.8Hiring of Political Figures on CBC Programs
- 1.1.9Opinions on controversial Matters Expressed on Entertainment Programs
- 1.1.10Commercial Impact
- 1.1.11Programming Not Eligible for Commercial Content
- 1.1.12Free Travel
- 1.1.13Program Research
- 1.1.14Announcement and Commemorative Programming - Deaths of Important People
- 1.1.15Production Credits
- 1.1.16Opening and Closing Procedure
- 1.1.17Contests, Quiz Programs and Lotteries
- 1.1.19Provision of Legal Assistance
- 1.1.20Extended Distribution of Broadcasts of National or Regional Importance
- 1.1.21CBC Program Content Responsibility
- 1.1.23Recognition of Audience Sensitivities
- 1.1.24Affiliated Stations
- 1.1.25Retention of Recorded Videotapes
- 1.1.26Broadcast Talks by the Prime Minister
- 1.1.27Broadcast Talks by Provincial Premiers
- 1.1.28CBC Programming and National Consciousness and Identity
- 1.1.30Outside Requests for CBC Broadcast Material
- 1.1.31Broadcasts of National Importance
- 1.1.34Coproductions with Government Departments/Agencies and Non-Profit Organizations
- 1.1.35Community Radio Access in Southern Canada
- 1.1.36Public Alerting Systems Policy