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  • Marisa
    May 16, 2012 - 16:46

    Keep the CBC alive...I grew up in rural Canada. Not all of us owned a TV..and the ones that did had a huge grocery bill every month ... Radio is a "habit that I have passed on to my three children. They are well educated well read and socially gifted because of this. I have lived without cable TV for 3 years now, but if the CBC goes ...I will not be reponsible for my political "actions".YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!....(don't worry, I'll wimp out and vote "Rhino")

  • dave panting
    May 16, 2012 - 15:40

    If I thought the government would take the money from a dismantled CBC and put it into NL hospital infrastructure, seniors care etc. I would drop this issue in a heartbeat. But I don't think that what's going on. The issue is communications as well. I think they have served a purpose as a unifying force in Canada and despite their faults have done some great things for the arts in this country. As for NL would there have been a Land and Sea or Marine Forecast without them?

  • robert tucker
    May 15, 2012 - 14:41

    With respect to the CBC cuts, there are two points. First, the Federal Conservatives state that they support the arts, but feel there is too much wasted at CBC! Secondly, the higher brass at CBC feel that live recordings should only take place at their studio in Toronto! With respect to the FEDs, as long as there is no oil being produced at CBC and the announcers with CBC continue to dig up news on them, the Fed CON servatives will never support this broadcasting company! The other point is that is too bad that the brass at CBC, Unlike RAdio-Canada, is so willing to give into the CONservatives! Thirdly, the live recordings should not be just done at the studios in Ontario!

  • Ed Fry
    May 15, 2012 - 13:57

    Cry me a river. Our tax dollars, to the tune of $1 BILLION a year are being wasted on the CBC while people in this province have to travels long distances or wait months just to get an MRI that could literally mean the difference between life and death. Sorry, but the CBC shold be shut-down completely and the money sunk into healthcare. $1 BILLION would allow every province to have up to 100 MRI machines (not that we need that many).