Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation or CBC, is the national public broadcaster in Canada. Founded as a series of radio stations to play on Canadian National trains, as a promotional feature, the CBC was created on November 2, 1936 by an Act of Parliament. The CBC operates on a similar basis to its distantly related British cousin, the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accusations of Liberal Bias

The CBC is accused of having a predominantly liberal bias, by the current government of Canada, and by right-wing media outlets in the United States. While the CBC is mandated to present an entirely non-partisan viewpoint, most scholars agree that the CBC instead opts for the position of consensus - hence its opposition to opponents of Global Warming and its predominantly hostile take on Creationism and Intelligent Design, earning it harsh reviews from groups with interests in creationism.

Content

The CBC provides Canadian material, focusing on Canadian culture and arts. These programmes are included in all television packages. Aside from the cultural content, the CBC also provides sporting coverage, which has garnered itself a surprisingly large audience outside of Canada.

See Also

  • BBC, the so called bigger brother to the CBC.

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