Intervention, observation ou réponse de l'intimé / Intervention, comment or answer by respondent

Date reçu / Date Arrived: 2020-02-18

Numéro de processus public / Public Process Number: 2019-379
Numéro d'intervention / Intervention Number: 9910
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2019-0279-2, 2019-0280-0, 2019-0281-7, 2019-0282-5
Cas / Case: 289932

Demande à comparaître à l'audience publique / Request to appear at the public hearing: Oui/Yes
Intimé / Respondent: Non/No

Commentaire / Comment
CRTC, please hold the CBC to its mandate.

I feel I am losing a friend - someone I ran into regularly each day, who always had thoughtful things to say, who spoke the truth, who made me gasp at the oddity of world affairs, who pulled me into the events of other parts of Canada, someone who enriched my life with thoughtful opinion, a friend who made me laugh or feel just that little bit better informed - an honest friend, to be trusted through both good and scary times.

The CBC is the crown jewel of Canadian broadcasting. It should not be a copy of private broadcasting.

An increase in funding would be supported by most Canadians I feel sure. Many new Canadians have left countries that silence accurate reporting. All of us are sickened by the audacity of ad-riddled programs both digital and on air that spread the false, the fake and the dark.

I am not alone in feeling a personal acquaintance with the CBC; this part of Canada spoke out loud and clear in the last two federal elections for strong public broadcasting and those voices came from individuals of all political parties. That support will crumble if the CBC turns itself into a copy of private broadcasting: just think what Canada will then have lost. Please, no.

I ask that the CBC be reminded of its part in our cultural and democratic sovereignty.

Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearance
Canadians feel intense personal ownership of their public broadcaster. I know the stories of the last two federal election campaigns in the Ontario Peterborough-Kawartha riding where the outpouring of support for the CBC pushed the issue of cultural and democratic sovereignty into first place among electoral concerns. I would bring those voices to the public hearings: that support for the CBC and that concern for its future.



Copie envoyée au demandeur et à tout autre intimé si applicable / Copy sent to applicant and to any respondent if applicable: Oui/Yes

Information du client / Client information

Nom / Name: Kady Denton
Titre / Title:
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company:
Adresse courriel / E-mail address: kdmd@cogeco.ca
Adresse postale / Address: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: K9H 3N2
Téléphone / Telephone: 705-743-0186
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