June 30, 2011
Mr. Robert A. Morin
Secretary General CRTC
Ottawa, ON K1A0N2
Dear Mr Morin,
Re: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-379-Licence renewals for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s French- and English-language services.
I am writing to you on behalf of the members of the National Council of Women of Canada. We have written the Government of Canada several times in the past urging it to provide adequate, stable and predictable funding so that the CBC can fulfill its mandate.
NCWC policy is established democratically at its Annual General Meetings. Our members support the role of the CBC in providing balanced national, regional and local news and news analysis, as well as coverage of international news.
The CBC, both radio and television, can continue to be relevant and meaningful by providing information and analysis about issues important to Canadians across the country, by reporting on the different regions of the country, and by helping Canadians get to know each other. This is a big country and it is not always easy to understand the point of view of those from a different province or region. The CBC can provide the bridge. CBC sports programming is obviously popular with many viewers and helpful to revenues, but we would urge that the CBC also find a way to provide more opportunity for the development of Canadian creative and artistic talent.
NCWC, founded in 1893, continues to be a voice for Canadian women on issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. Its membership includes 19 nationally organized societies, six Provincial Councils , 15 local Councils as well as many individual members.
Denise Mattok, President