CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) employees have been locked out for nine days because of a labour dispute, with no sign of an agreement. As a result, some of the most talented and dedicated journalists and broadcasters in this country are walking picket lines while the rest of us are listening to re-runs of regular programs with virtually no local news. The BBC International News is being shown on CBC TV instead of regular CBC TV news.
CBC– especially CBC Radio – is the glue that keeps this country together. People across the country miss it greatly, especially those in remote and rural areas.
Todd Maffin, one of the bright lights on CBC Radio, has used his interest and skills in blogging and podcasting to bring us news and podcasts from CBC employees and free-lancers as well as responses from CBC management.
In the meantime podcasts and other fine radio networks such as CKUA will attract greater audiences. Let's hope that this situation is resolved as soon as possible and that the creative people on both sides of the dispute will again be able to share their skills and commitment.