The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was created when the CRBC was reorganized as a Crown corporation.

By Aeman Ansari, Reporter

A new age in radio began when Parliament passed the Canadian Broadcasting Act and the CBC was created on Nov.2, 1936. The mandate for the act was to regulate broadcasting in Canada, transmit its own programming and purchase and construct stations for dissemination. The financial restrictions of the Great Depression constrained the commission’s ability to carry out this mandate. The Canadian Radio Broadcasting Corporation, which was established in 1932 after recommendations from the Royal Commission on Radio Broadcasting, eventually became the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation after it was reorganized as a Crown corporation. Daily national broadcasting did not begin until May 1933.

With files from the CBC Digital Archives, Canadian Communications Foundation and Media Law for Canadian Journalists by Dean Jobb.