Across the country Canadian Journalists are crying for help because CBC Executives seemingly refuse to stop their pattern of  destroying the 'Essence of CBC'  and all we hold dear.  It's a Nero fiddling while Rome burns - scenario that is only now becoming public knowledge - that has been kept secret from all of us.
The situation has become so desperate -  that a website has been created called:  FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting  http://www.friends.ca/About_Us/priorities

I'm posting one small section from their page - to give you an idea of what they're about - and ask you to go to this site to help stop this imo  rape of our CBC - by what's looking to look like 'Yahoos'  running CBC  right into the freaking ground!   Please take a minute to read this post to the end, it's important to us all.

A CBC Radio National News reporter The absence of public broadcasting values among CBC senior management is no
more evident than in its decisions concerning CBC Radio.
Consistent with its abandonment of classical culture, CBC’s senior  management appears determined to make CBC
Radio News more superficial, less intelligent and even more dominated by CBC TV News when it comes to internal
decision-making and resource allocation. Why is this happening?

One CBC National Radio News reporter offers this simple and cogent explanation that goes to the heart of the mindset of the current senior management at the CBC:

“TV makes money and radio costs money. The concept of public broadcasting is lost.”

This incisive comment emerges from a recently leaked internal survey of CBC National Radio News reporters, the
creative power behind some of CBC Radio’s most innovative and informative programs."
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I don't understand the above stupid CBC executive's quote  nor do I or anyone else understand the know the utter nonsense  CBC President, Hubert Lacroix  and his cronies are trying to sell the public - re:  lack of monies... budgets, new directions etc...

What I do know is:  If Mr. Lacroix and his 'executive team"  stop throwing absolutely unnecessary - multi, multi, hundreds?? of  millions of OUR dollars into the Quebec French Overabundant Media arena - and spend those monies  where they are supposed to be spent - there would be more than enough money to Keep OUR CBC Alive and Well!! 

There are too many highly questionable decisions  (that contradict CBC's  Mandate)  Mr. Lacroix has made and
continues to make, in spite of the public outcries of alarm and discontent!  Disturbing enough to have this writer ask
who Mr. Lacroix and his 'team' is working for - because it sure as hell doesn't seem to be the Canadian Public!

Let's start with his actions - vs - public speeches and writings  that totally contradict each other.

Why is he working vigorously to totally Erase (Cleanse) ALL  English Local Broadcasting in Montreal and Quebec  - whilst spending the MAJORITY of CBC's past and future budget on - growing  multiple French Stations - both TV  and Radio - in Quebec!!    And trust me - Quebec has MORE  than Enough French TV  and Radio Stations  already - while English Media has been decimated and is clinging by its bloody fingernails to survive! 

Nowhere in CBC's  (or the CRTC's) regulations and mandates is it written that CBC's top priority is to devote the majority of its energies and monies to  grow French Language  Presence in Quebec - where the population is of course the Majority!!  CBC's mandate is very, very clear - it is to Protect and build  - Minority (which in Quebec is ENGLISH)  Local Broadcasting TV/Radio  stations and presence  thoughout Canada!    Instead of respecting its mandate - CBC President Hubert Lacroix  - has done quite the opposite!!  Why?

The  100’s of millions ?? MONIES spent – notwithstanding the majority of its  Future $56 million budget - devoted to building even MORE French stations IN Quebec - that already has an more than enough media outlets-  is not only highly questionable - but in my opinion - highly suspect - as to Mr. Lacroix's  leadership abilities and motives.
  
When the Head of our ‘public owned’ Major Corporation  - is unable to  understand something as simple as, Minority and Majority  - and CBC's Mandate that he supposedly wrote himself -  only to IGNORE and Dismiss  that
mandate and responsibility -  and blithley spend  the Major Portion of those monies - in an Area that does NOT
need  or warrant it- whilst  Erasing  the locations  (English ones in Montreal and Quebec  that DESPERATELY need
it) then – WE must question  he and his management ‘teams’  - ability to think and process vital information, and of
course their qualifications - to manage Canada's most valuable and beloved broadcasting system.

What on earth is behind  their mind numbing 'motives'  and ‘decisions’  that lead and continue to result in  this absolute 'WASTE'   and  Misuse of  OUR money!!

Mr.  Lacroix  - to date - has  refused to respond to  ANY questions  regarding  these questions  - nor has our Heritage and Language Minister Mr. Moore who hired Mr. Lacroix on behalf of the Canadian People.
   
Another question:  How on earth has the CRTC  allowed this to happen?  What are they doing to  EARN  their VERY
substantial salaries???? 

I think it's high time -  WE  CLEAN HOUSE   at the  CBC  executive level  -  and at the ‘sleeping on the job’ CRTC  -
and  demand  Qualified Executives - whose  interests are to Save and Grow CBC  Radio  and TV  -   and more importantly -  executives who understand - they are accountable to the Canadian Public  -  and NOT  their Political  Bias!

Canadian Content - It Matters
See the entire article here:  Friends of Canadian Broadcasting:   http://www.friends.ca/node/9471#comment-55