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Has the CRTC Lost Touch With Canadians?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

The CRTC has recently introduced a new policy which affects what Canadian programs we will see on TV. The policy is based on some very questionable sources and often just pure speculation about what Canadians want.

Why Politics Shouldn't Get Personal

Jenn Gearey | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Jenn Gearey

I think we should all put on an oxygen mask when we see the smoke of politicos' personal lives being pushed in our faces. Their work should be the measured based on their achievements as our representatives. All's fair in love, war, and politics? Each seems to contain an element of the other in one way, and each needs rules of its own.  Let's see who can play the election game fairly and not manipulate voters into believing a flaw in someone's personal life equates to them being ill suited to honourably serving the public with devotion and distinction.

The Danger of Reality TV

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

We should really ban reality shows from television. For starters, they aren't that real, are they? The creators are extremely good at editing so that ...

Lessons From #FHRITP About Public Shaming

Rania Walker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

It follows you, it traps you and in this specific case (like so many others) it can ruin your life. There is no trash bin on social media. Yet it seems to happen time and time again. And the offenders are shocked all the same when they become the victims of their own ignorance. Here is a short primer on how to avoid a bout of public shaming. It's certainly not the authoritative volume on how to avoid and rectify situations like this, but let's use this as a friendly reminder of how to stay out of trouble.

Why the Hit Show Schitt's Creek Is Coming Back

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

This television season has seen a few examples where the critics and audiences both agreed on a show. One example is the very funny Schitt's Creek, which airs its finale this Tuesday March 31st at 9pm EST on CBC. Canada is known for its comedic talent, but a half-hour comedy that was home grown and sustained an audience...well, there have only been a few.

Bloomberg To Launch Canadian Business News TV Channel

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Financial news and data company Bloomberg LP is getting into Canadian television with a new 24-hour channel aimed at the business community....

40 Years Later, I Still Love Saturday Night Live

Rob Mitchell | Posted 04.17.2015 | Canada Living
Rob Mitchell

The fact is that these skits, commercials and musical performances have been there for many of us, our entire lives. Saturday Night Live, in its various mutations, has run parallel to all of our life changes. It represents a constant in this world of disposable stars and deplorable excuses for what we call "entertainment."

A Fan's Farewell to Jon Stewart

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kolby Solinsky

There will be others after Stewart, just like there have been others during Stewart. But it's not enough to be an activist, or to be annoying, or to be loud, or to just only occasionally hit the nail on the head, or whatever. Stewart was often left of someone on the right, often right of someone on the left.

Favourite 2014 TV Moments From a Big Fan

Martine St Victor | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada TV
Martine St Victor

I'm a child of television and have grown up on great television. I recognize TV is a tough business and it's hard to make television that is good. Thankfully, good television is still being made and 2014 had its share of great TV moments. Here, some of my favourites.

A Pretty Darn Good Finale For 'The Newsroom'

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Sunday night's series finale, it's obvious, would have made a much better premiere than the pilot did. It was probably the show's best hour.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episodes 3&4

The Elwins | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Music
The Elwins

It's a beautiful Tuesday in Keswick where we've gathered just after lunch to watch episodes 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks. The last episode ended on a pretty odd note so we are very curious to see how these next two will unfold.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episode 1

The Elwins | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Music
The Elwins

We find out that Dale Cooper, an FBI agent, has been sent into the town to investigate. What does it mean? He goes to the morgue to inspect the body and finds a letter stuck underneath her ring fingernail, linking her death to a series of murders. Creepy stuff. It starts coming to light that some foul play was definitely involved.

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

Four Ways to Look (and Sound) Good on Camera

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

You've finally decided to hire a production company, or to film your own video blogs to market your business. The idea of putting yourself "out there" might be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. Working with the right crew or doing some trial runs on your own can make all the difference. Here are four tips to ensure you look your best when in the spotlight.

It's Official: Canadian Businesses Choose Digital Over All Other Ads

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

It's taken two decades, but the time has finally arrived: Canadian advertisers now spend more on digital than they do on print, radio and television advertising, according to a recent report from IAB Canada.

There's More to Being a Sports Fan Than You Think

David Martin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
David Martin

I know a lot of folks think they're football fans without considering what has to be done to prepare for the upcoming season. For some reason, they think they can just wile away the summer and start their TV football viewing with no preparation. Serious fans, however, know that the key to successful sports viewing is preparation, lots of preparation.

Worst Aid: 6 Examples of Bad Hollywood Medicine

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

In the interest of saving lives from bad Hollywood medicine, and also with the goal of providing a little bit of entertainment, here are the top Hollywood medical malpractices that drive me crazy.

Canadian TV Shows Are Slowly Creeping on to American Networks

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

In recent years there has been a slight, but noteworthy, incursion of Canadian TV series onto American TV. Cable series like Bitten and Orphan Black and even primetime network programs like Rookie Blue and Motive. But there has been grumbling about these and other shows.

The CBC Wants to Cancel Your Favourite Shows

Barry Kiefl | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada TV
Barry Kiefl

The truth is that traditional radio and TV have not been replaced by the internet or other new technologies but instead have maintained their central role in our lives. Traditional TV viewing levels have, if anything, increased slightly in recent years. This is partly the result of improvements in picture quality (HDTV) and the inherent quality of programming.

Rebel Without a Kitchen: Montreal

Matthew Basile | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Living
Matthew Basile

What separated Montreal from the other cities on our tour was that we did not have an actual food event to tap into -- instead we decided that Montreal was going to be the city that I did an old school popup at -- just build it and pray to the food gods that someone will hopefully come.

Why I Feel Sad For Kids Watching TV Today

Jentzen Michael Shea | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada
Jentzen Michael Shea

TV back then wasn't just about learning to count, the colours and the alphabet. It wasn't about adults in leotards clapping ridiculous patterns at children or household items that live under the sea. TV shows of the 80s taught us manners, etiquette and moral lessons. They taught us to read. A set of fraternal twins taught us to solve problems with science -- and it was cool.

A User Guide for the CRTC's Flawed Consultation

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada
Steve E. Anderson

To help ensure that Internet users' voices are heard, your team at OpenMedia.ca have put together a question-by-question readers' guide to the CRTC's Choicebook survey. We hope you find it useful, and encourage you to take a few moments to prevent the CRTC from going in the wrong direction.

Don't Get Why People Are Mad at Jerry Seinfeld? Listen Up

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Instead of Jerry Seinfeld acknowledging that people want his world to include them, he came out swinging with accusations of "political correctness" and insisting the sole factor in who got on the show was who was "funny" (thereby implying, whether deliberate or not, there aren't very many funny non-white comedians).

TV Can Sometimes Make a Good Third Parent

Dax Hamman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Business
Dax Hamman

In a busy world where families often find themselves using the TV as the third parent, it's thankfully not all bad news. According to a study from the University of Texas, "preschool children who watched a few hours a week of educational programming perform better on achievement tests over time than their peers who watch more general entertainment shows."

The Nine Stages of Canadian Telecom Hell

David Martin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

I was now resigned to my fate. We weren't going to save much money and likely would have fewer channels. My instinct was confirmed when I received my first new Bell bill headed with the words: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." But I'm no quitter; I'm sure there's a third way out of this telecom hell.