Concerns Over Continued Cuts to Public Broadcasting

What's Up With Jolene Rally

CUSP​ – Citizens United for a Sustainable Planet is organizing an important rally.

CBC Thunder Bay is losing two more people. They will be down to 9 from 13 just a year ago. We must not accept this. It’s part of a broader political agenda that will see Canadians knowing less about Canada and will leave those with power able to exercise it with less oversight. Whether you’re working against things like poverty and racism, or for things like the environment or democracy, arms-length public broadcasting is essential.

Please join us to show support for our local CBC and to voice concern over the continued cuts to public broadcasting.

When?  Friday May 1st, 2015 8 am – 8:30 am – rain or shine

Where? 213 Miles Street, outside the CBC building

We’re calling this peaceful gathering “What’s Up With Jolene?” as Jolene Banning, who is the local face of CBC, works on public service announcements and events, does administrative work, and is at the heart of the CBC Thunder Bay family, is losing her job – along with a senior position that will not be replaced following an upcoming retirement.

Dress? Black, for mourning, if you have it. We’ll have duct tape and bandages for people who wish to put it on their mouths to symbolize being silenced and on their faces to symbolize the cuts – many now, and ongoing.

Signs? Bring one if you like!

Songs? If we’re lucky, Scott will write one for us and bring song sheets. If you’re creative, please do so too! Or write a rant or a poem.

Get the word out! Please distribute widely. Thousands in Thunder Bay love and depend on the CBC. Please bring some of them with you!

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