The Canadian Media Guild has launched a campaign to save CBC TV’s design department. In April, CBC management announced that the department would be closed this summer. If that happens, gone will be the skilled craftspeople, the carpentry, paint, metal and special effects shops, and the unique wardrobe and prop departments that created CBC television’s look for the past 53 years.
The Guild is fighting to preserve CBC’s production facilities and its capacity to make public television in-house, and not simply rely on programs and design work from the private sector. We want to make sure that there is a full, public discussion about the future of CBC/Radio-Canada before any decisions are implemented that will curtail the broadcaster’s activities forever. The campaign aims to engage the Canadian public and government officials.
Please join with us to stop the sellout of CBC TV and support your colleagues at CBC TV’s design department. Go to www.stopthesellout.ca , where you can find out more about the campaign and send an email to Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda.