Radio Canada International cuts

Advocates for Radio Canada International, which faces an almost 80-per-cent budget cut from the CBC, expressed surprise that the Canadian government changed a rule that could have prevented the demise of the international shortwave radio service, the Canadian Press reported. Heritage Minister James Moore got Cabinet approval to delete the requirement for Radio Canada International to keep a shortwave service. The cuts are part of the CBC's reduced subsidy from the last federal budget, which will amount to a 10 per cent cut over three years.

Published: Wednesday, 06/27/2012 12:00 am EDT

Advocates for Radio Canada International, which faces an almost 80-per-cent budget cut from the CBC, expressed surprise that the Canadian government changed a rule that could have prevented the demise of the international shortwave radio service, the Canadian Press reported. Heritage Minister James Moore got Cabinet approval to delete the requirement for Radio Canada International to keep a shortwave service. The cuts are part of the CBC's reduced subsidy from the last federal budget, which will amount to a 10 per cent cut over three years.

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