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Wojtek Gwiazda retires from RCI

My friend, Wojtek Gwiazda, who has been a host and journalist for Radio Canada International–and an integral part of the RCI Action Committee–has retired. Click here to listen to an exit interview with Wojtek on RCI’s The Link. Also, check out this … Continue reading

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Radio Canada International 70th Anniversary was bittersweet for some

RCI Action We recently noted that Radio Canada International (RCI) celebrated its 70th year anniversary.  While it was certainly an amazing milestone–dating back to WWII–it was a bittersweet celebration for some. Check out this article on the RCI Action blog: … Continue reading

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Senator Segal’s motion receives unanimous vote: special committee enquiry into RCI cuts

An excellent development in Canada: Senator Hugh Segal’s motion for a special committee enquiry into the CBC decision to slash the Radio Canada International budget by 80 per cent has received a unanimous vote in the Senate. Committee hearings will begin as … Continue reading

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Media Network Plus interviews RCI shortwave supporter, Senator Hugh Segal

PCJ’s Media Network Plus interviewed Senator Hugh Segal last week.  As we mentioned previously, Senator Segal made a motion that the CBC be made accountable for the unfair proportion of cuts imposed on Radio Canada International earlier this year. I found Segal’s thoughts regarding … Continue reading

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Senator Hugh Segal demands that CBC senior management explain rationale for sharp cuts to RCI

Yesterday, Senator Hugh Segal made a motion in the 1st Session of the 41st Parliment that the senior management of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) explain the decision to cut funding of Radio Canada International by 80%, in light of … Continue reading

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Toronto Sun: Killing RCI was shortsighted

(Source: Toronto Sun) BY WARREN KINSELLA ,QMI AGENCY The chipping away at Canada continues apace. Radio Canada International’s shortwave service was, quite literally, Canada’s voice to the world for nearly 70 years — through wars, through triumphs and disasters, through it … Continue reading

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Final episode of the final Maple Leaf Mailbag now online

On Facebook, Wojtek Gwiazda kindly shared the following message from Terry Haig (who has been subbing for Ian Jones on the MLMB): Dear Friends, I am distraught that the final edition of the MLMB did not go out properly this past weekend … Continue reading

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