CBC lockout drags on

Canadian Media Guild asks government to keep the broadcaster’s public funds in trust
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 08/31/2005

As the CBC’s lockout of 5,500 unionized employees entered its second week, the Canadian Media Guild asked the federal government to withhold the broadcaster’s public funds for as long as the lockout continues.

The guild placed an advertisement in Monday’s edition of Ottawa’s Hill Times questioning whether a Crown corporation that locks out its employees should get its full parliamentary appropriation.

Guild president Lise Lareau said Canadians shouldn’t have to pay for the sub-standard programming available on CBC right now.