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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 500 Station A
Toronto, (Canada)

Phone: 416-205-5995
Web: www.cbc.ca

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The Founding of CBC/Radio-Canada

In the 1920s, broadcasting from the United States was flooding the Canadian market, and it was widely perceived that unless Canada acted to establish a Canadian broadcasting service, we would be smothered in American culture.

Following the Report of the Aird Commission in 1929, the first Broadcasting Act was passed in 1932 to create the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC).

In 1936, a new Act established the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as the successor of the CRBC. At that time, CBC/Radio-Canada encompassed eight publicly owned or leased stations and 14 private affiliates. Within one year, thanks to new transmitters, national coverage reached 76 per cent of the population, and included French-language broadcasting out of a station in Montreal.

In September 1952 the first CBC/Radio-Canada television broadcasts began, in Montreal (bilingual) and Toronto (English).

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