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: 10197
Demande(s) / Application(s): 2019-0279-2, 2019-0280-0, 2019-0281-7, 2019-0282-5
Cas / Case: 290226

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

Commentaire / Comment
The CBC reflects the relationship Canadians have with their country. That is, who we are as Canadians relative to one-another, province to province, and country to country. The CBC is a portal on local, Canadian and international humanity: history, culture, current events, and a vision of the past and future. The CBC is a national necessity and ever more important as Canada faces a future of national significance as a participant in international affairs. The real question is why the CBC is so underfunded?

The CBC must remain viable and visible to all Canadians and to the world. The CBC is Canada and must not be susceptible to political whim, passing trends, religious persuasion, or vested interest groups. Canada must know of the world and the world of it. Canada, shutting itself off from the world is unacceptable in a world of global challenges requiring global participation, such as, internet communications, concentration of finite natural resources, evolving political systems, natural and human disasters, human inequality, deteriorating ecosystems, and, the question of human extinction on our one and only planet.

The CBC is expected to remain impartial in its analysis of current and international events, and can represent and reinforce integrity, philosophy, truth, justice, ethics, optimism, democracy, and a vision of the future. Canadians need a comprehensive and unifying voice while competing with individual internet access to many alternative and typically self-serving media news, entertainment, and deliberate propaganda platforms. The world is awash in information that has not been contemplated, scrutinized or verified, either morally, logically, scientifically, geographically, or politically. The CBC is to Canada what the BBC is to the world, a place to see a reasoned discussion of current events and how we as Canadians might respond appropriately. Is that too much to ask?

Now is the time to strengthen the CBC, not question its relevance. Much of the world would like to know about Canada and what its citizens stand for. Destroy the CBC and fracture Canada. I have worked in many countries of the world and could only regret that many of them didn’t have a national enlightened information system like the CBC.

Raisons pour comparaitre / Reasons for appearance
CBC in an international context

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: Bruce Smedley
Titre / Title:
Au nom de la compagnie / On behalf of company:
Adresse courriel / E-mail address:
Adresse postale / Address: Calgary, AB, Canada
Code postal / Postal code: T2N 2N4
Téléphone / Telephone: 403-289-1281
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