I’m deeply sickened, saddened, and angry with the short sightedness of CBC in making this decision based on “economic reasons”.
I wished Canadians are as outraged about this news as when CBC Sports dropping the balls on their contracts negotiation with Ron MacLean and Don Cherry.
If you feel like it, you can try calling CBC toll-free number to try to leave messages for the following senior executive to tell them exactly how you feel,
- Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO
- Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice-President, English Services
- Esther Enkin, Director of Program Development and Chief Journalist (see images)
- John Cruikshank, Publisher, CBC News
I am realistic as I doubt any one will care. I don’t know how many people realize how precious Don and Patrick are in shaping the world views of Canadians? The sad fact is they may join a different network. Who knows if they will join CBC former editor-in-chief Tony Burman in going to Al Jazeera English? After all, talents like Don and Patrick don’t come by easily.
CBC seems to have no idea to treasure its talents.
I have lost faith in the management team of CBC News.