HALIFAX, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - For the first time this century, Nova Scotians and all Canadians will have an opportunity to weigh in on the future direction of the CBC when the national public broadcaster's licences are reviewed this fall. Haligonians will have a chance to have their say this week when Friends of Canadian Broadcasting convenes The CBC We Want, a town hall meeting on Thursday this week, September 6th, at the Lord Nelson Hotel, 1515 South Park Street in the Regency Ballroom from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Moderated by Costas Halavrezos, former host of CBC Radio's Maritime Noon, these sessions will include opinion and ideas from experts and viewers and listeners alike. Speakers include:
Wayne Grigsby, screen writer and producer
Stephen Kimber, author, broadcaster, professor of journalism, University of King's College
Wendy Lill, playwright, former Member of Parliament
Megan Wennberg, writer and film maker
John Young, lawyer and former CBC Board member
Live music by Holly Arsenault from 6:30 pm plus musical performances by Ian Sherwood and Doris Mason.
The CBC We Want town hall in Halifax town hall is one of a series sponsored by the watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. Friends is an independent watchdog for Canadian programming and is not affiliated with any broadcaster or political party.
SOURCE: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
For further information:
Jim Thompson 613-447-9592