The Canadian Museum of History Act their independence. In fact, the Conservative cabinet, if Bill C-60 passes, will attempt to dictate rates of pay for non-unionized workers and terms for collective agreements at many cultural agencies, including the CBC and the Museum of Civilization, or as it will soon be called, the museum
May 28th, 2013House debate
Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 the agreements that the CBC and other agencies may make with their unionized and non-unionized employees.
May 7th, 2013House debate
Canadian Heritage committee government. We are very interested in the ways in which we tell our stories and the access Canadians have to them, and that's why we have been advocating that we look into the impact of cuts to the CBC, to the LAC, to the NFB, to Telefilm, and in fact, the narrowing of the mandate
May 6th, 2013Committee meeting
Canadian Heritage committee is that the things you say match the things you do, and on that account we don't see sincerity coming from you. And in terms of ideology, we know that the Conservative government has loved to hate the CBC, but they've got you, and you are like a knife I have in my kitchen. You know, I've got
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, it actually gets worse. Not only do journalists have to swear an oath of loyalty but the chair of the board of the CBC now has to swear an oath of friendship to the minister. Is it really that hard for him to find a friend? It is World Press Freedom Day today
May 3rd, 2012House debate
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives may not like the CBC, but just about everyone, from Christopher Plummer to Russell Peters, has cut their teeth on Canadian radio drama. Artists are Canada's most well known exports. This is a big part of our economy. I know the heritage minister
May 10th, 2012House debate
Canadian Heritage committee Yes, but when they presented their 2015 plan they presented also $50 million in cuts. At the time, you said you were satisfied with that and that CBC had what they needed to fulfill the mandate. Then you proceeded to cut another $115 million.These cuts are.... You know, you can
Canadian Heritage committee But that doesn't relate to the CBC.
Canadian Heritage Mr. Speaker, our common heritage is too important, and those entrusted with it should not have to be required to be the minister's BFF. It is not only the chair of the CBC who is required to be friends with the minister. If anyone want to apply to be chairman of the National
May 15th, 2012House debate
Arts and Culture knee-capped the CBC and Telefilm. They are closing CineRobotheque in Montreal and the NFB studios in Toronto. How can the minister claim to support Canadian culture when he constantly takes a sledgehammer to its very foundations?
April 25th, 2012House debate
Canadian Heritage committee That's my final question. We are anticipating cuts. We hear the story often that cuts won't really affect anything, but we know that cuts do. We need to understand more clearly what is on the horizon in terms of job losses at the CBC.
October 25th, 2011Committee meeting