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Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1936-1986

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1936-1986 Canada Postage Stamp
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Title

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1936-1986

Denomination

34¢

Date of Issue

July 23, 1986

Quantity

15,682,500

Postal Administration

Canada

Perforation or Dimension

12.5

Printer

Ashton-Potter Limited.

Creators

Designed by Kosta Tsetsekas.

About Stamp

In 1929 the Aird Royal Commission recommended that the Canadian broadcasting industry operate as a public utility and that a nationally owned broadcasting company be formed. The federal government had established the Commission in 1928 to examine American domination of Canadian radio and other broadcasting problems. As a result, the R.B. Benett government created the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission (CRBC) in 1932, to promote Canadian control of broadcasting, exploit radio's educational potential, strengthen national unity, and fashion a national consciousness. The Mackenzie King government replaced the faltering CRBC with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in 1936. Today, 50 years later, anyone who owns a radio or television can judge the Corporation's success in fulfilling an ever more challenging mandate. Raymond Mah and Gus Tsetsekas of Vancouver designed the stamp, which features the CBC logo in five different colours over a stylized map of Canada. The computer-generated image is the work of Vertigo Computer Imagery, also based in Vancouver.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1986.

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