Internal CBC memo re: budget cuts

From: ”Corporate Communications” <Corporate.Communications@CBC.CA>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:01:01 +0000
Subject: Federal budget day / Jour du budget fédéral

March 29, 2012

Hi folks,

Tough day. We have learned that our budget will be reduced by $115 million over three years as a result of the Deficit Reduction Action Plan (DRAP), which was set out in Budget 2012. Obviously, a reduction of this size, combined with the various other financial pressures we’re facing, will have a significant impact on both our organization and our services.

We will be briefing the Board shortly and seeking their approval of the measures we intend to take to meet our financial reality head-on without overly compromising our strategy for the future, or reneging on any parts of our mandate.

We will hold a town hall on Wednesday, April 4, at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).  At that time we’ll provide you with greater detail as to what this means for CBC/Radio-Canada.  Logistical information about the town hall will follow shortly. After that, we will let the Canadians we serve in so many different ways know what’s in store.

Between now and then, there’s bound to be banter and speculation out there, especially in social media. I count on your usual common sense with respect to these activities—Bibliothèque_de_ressources/PDF_Files—Fichiers_PDF/SocialMedia_guidelines_eng_FINAL_Oct4.pdf.

Talk more Wednesday.