CBC invites Quebec anglophones to public consultation

By Steve Faguy, The Gazette

The CBC wants to hear from anglophone Quebecers about its programming.

Tuesday evening, the public broadcaster is inviting them to a panel discussion with CBC management to ask questions and offer ideas in response to the question: “How can CBC best use mobile, web, TV and radio to tell stories, exchange and engage with Quebec’s English-speaking community?”

The consultation is a new requirement of CBC’s broadcasting licence imposed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in 2013. While the CBC had been consulting francophone communities in the rest of Canada, the CRTC said it should also consult the anglophone minority in Quebec, and that it should do both on a regular basis — once every two years — and report on those meetings to the commission. Read more…