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I just received the notice below and immediately made a donation to Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. I urge you, if you can, to make a donation too, however big or small. Harper’s buzzards would love to preside over the death of the CBC and pick the bones clean. Please let’s ensure this cannot and does not happen.

Dear Beth,

Just hours after the House of Commons resumed on Monday the attacks started anew.

With encouragement from their colleagues, three Conservative MPs stood in their places earlier this week and tabled petitions calling for thede-funding of the CBC.

You can read their exact words here.

The Countdown to the federal budget is on and we must stand together now to defend public broadcasting in Canada.This latest episode of hostility follows a long list of attacks on our CBC from the Prime Minister and his party – floating the idea of cutting our CBC by more than $100 million in the upcoming federal budget. The consequences of a cut of this magnitude would be devastating.

But, even in the darkest hour there is a ray of hope.

For the CBC, that ray of hope is you and millions of other citizens who love the CBC and understand the importance of public broadcasting as a force forCanadian sovereignty, culture and democracy.

We must stand together to defend our national public broadcaster. I am writing to ask you to make a special investment in our Countdown Fund.

We are pulling out all the stops as we count the days to the federal budget – which we expect will be tabled in Parliament at the end of February or the beginning of March.

We have only a few weeks to show this government how much the CBC means to us and to the country.



2 Responses to “SAVE THE CBC!”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Beth,

    I've been giving money to Friends of Canadian Broadcasting each month Sept 1997.

    David Reed

  2. beth says:

    Good for you, David, and thank you. I'm a bit slow in these matters, especially as I was trying to be hired and paid by the CBC in 1997. But now I'm helping, in an extremely small way, to pay them.

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