Canada’s diversity and efforts to reach out to the less fortunate around the world are a key part of our identity. The most eloquent echo of these cultural cornerstones -Radio Canada International - is being silenced by brutal and needless cuts.
Radio Canada International is the international services unit of CBC-Société Radio-Canada. Very shortly, it will be amputated of some of the languages that it broadcasts and most shockingly, its short-wave radio broadcasts. This is due to budget cuts that were adopted by the Federal Government of Canada. Short-wave radio is important because unlike FM or AM radio, it can be heard anywhere in the world, if the weather conditions are right.
Radio-Canada International is based at the CBC’s Montreal headquarters - the Maison Radio-Canada.
Do you believe that international public broadcasting is important? That the voice of democracy should be heard by those muzzled by their governments? That the light of freedom should offer a glimmer of hope to those who live in the darkest of circumstances? SUPPORT Radio Canada International and the Radio Canada International Action Committee (RCI Action Committee).
Fuck Yeah Quebec believes that RCI’s linguistic diversity is the most eloquent reflection of our own cultural mosaic and an integral part of the image Canadians should be projecting abroad. Fuck Yeah Quebec also thinks that solidarity with people living in poverty stricken and anti-democratic countries is one of the most wonderful aspects of Canadian culture.