A half "conventional speech" and half "general statement" in light of a recent CRTC decision regarding the CBC. Problems created when too much detailed policy is defined outside an organization. Some specific problems faced by the CBC and how being denied the right to set its own strategies and policies will hamper the organization. A review of what the CBC is doing and problems it is facing under its current operation and mandate. A general misunderstanding of the job of the CBC. Some comparisons with other national broadcasting corporations. Particular circumstances faced by a Canadian national broadcasting corporation, particularly geography and regionalism.
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