Does The CBC Have a Future?

Vancouver Couchiching Conversation

October 24, 2012 – DOES THE CBC HAVE A FUTURE?

With Audrey Rockingham Gill

One year after the CBC's 75th anniversary, the pressures on it continue to grow. The public broadcaster faces myriad of challenges in today's borderless Internet world. Long considered a pillar of Canada's cultural life, CBC finds itself struggling today under budgetary pressures, political pressures, and the old dilemma of creating original Canadian content that can compete with shows from the U.S. Does the CBC represent a sort of cultural elitism that no longer resonates among today's Canadians? Is it losing touch with younger Canadians? In the light of these and other problems, is it time for the broadcaster to follow in the way of private broadcasters?

  • This Couchiching Conversation will be led by Audrey Rockingham Gill, a print journalist, and long time (and still) devoted CBC fan. All are welcome.
  • Please RSVP by October 22nd to Karin Weidner at if you would like to attend the October 24th Conversation, from 6:30 pm –9:00 pm, upstairs at the Water Street Café (corner of Water St. and Cambie St. across from the Steam Clock). We all order and pay for our own food and drink, along with a 17% gratuity to include the rental of a private dining room. 

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