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ACTRA, Writers Guild, weigh in on CBC licence renewal

Media | 05/28/2013 8:35 pm EDT

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) supported the CRTC’s decision requiring that CBC/Radio-Canada air a minimum amount of children’s programming on its national TV networks while denouncing its decision to let the public broadcaster air ads on Radio 2. Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s executive director, said in a release Tuesday that there is an expectation that CBC air programming for kids. The release added that the CRTC decision permitting the public broadcaster to play ads on its previously ad-free Radio 2 network will make the national radio...