These are excerpts from a statistical profile of CBC/Radio-Canada. Based on data released by the CRTC for the 2010 and 2011 broadcast fiscal years, and data released by CBC/Radio-Canada
The 1974 CRTC hearings on CBC/Radio-Canada licence renewals led to the elimination of commercials on CBC/Radio Canada radio services. They also saw an interesting exchange between CRTC Chairman Pierre Juneau and CBC/Radio Canada President Laurent Picard, during a discussion about CBC English
conventional television. As reported in The Toronto Star:
- This was the point at which Juneau crossed Picard’s path. If the CBC did not now exist, would Picard recommend that it be created in its present form? For the first time, Picard paused. “No,” he answered, “I would recommend that it be created as a purely public network".
Prepared for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters October 5, 2012
Read the full report here.