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Behind Every Entitled Kid Is An Enabling Parent

Lianne Castelino | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Entitled individuals can bob and weave their way through life deftly in large part because those of us around them allow it to happen. We enable that action. We are all guilty of enabling in one form or another -- however, small or large that enablement.

Sorry, Jian: You're Not Sorry

Ed the Sock | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Living
Ed the Sock

Any idiot knows dry-humping staff is a no-no, and Ghomeshi is a lot of things, but he isn't an idiot. Ghomeshi was a left-wing women's-rights advocate, he had to know that the actions and comments he engaged in were inappropriate -- he just didn't think that applied to him. It was a choice, not ignorance. Intense narcissism is no excuse for wilful ignorance.

CBC Declines To Hand Over Panama Papers Data To CRA

CBC | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business

Journalists involved in Panama Papers leak will post all online in May.

The Absolute Tragedy Of The Ghomeshi Verdict

Adam Caldwell | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Living
Adam Caldwell

I am invested in this issue because women are my relations. I'm a dad, a son, a husband, a brother-in-law, and thinking, sentient member of the human race! The reasons this keeps happening cannot be solely blamed on the legal system; they start at home. There is a profound sickness within a society that would allow men to perpetrate violence against women with virtual impunity. What is it within men that we see women with so little regard? Too many men don't think there is a problem.

5 Lessons In Managing Negative Publicity

Mary Charleson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

Somebody at Coors Light had a horrible, no good, very bad day last week. Several people at Rethink, a well respected Vancouver advertising agency responsible for the #BraveTheCold campaign, also likely had a sleepless night trying to put the breaks on creative that was set to launch that week, after negative publicity threatened to take over. And that doesn't even credit the hundreds of thousands spent on scripting, casting, filming and editing in the first place that became unusable. Ouch.

I Understand The Women Who Accused Ghomeshi, I've Been There

Lauren Messervey | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

This is the first time I have ever spoken publicly about what happened to me. It wasn't the first time I'd had an experience like this, but I pray to God that it was the last. I have been through countless hours of therapy and am now in a very healthy relationship with the greatest human being anyone could have the pleasure of knowing, and for that, I consider myself to be very lucky. Even though I felt better, I stayed silent, but the reason why I kept my silence for so long is not because it didn't happen. I kept my silence because of what happened during the Jian Ghomeshi trial.

Liberals Follow Through On Promise To Restore CBC Funding

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business

"This reinvestment is a vote of confidence by government and by Canadians in our programs, our people, and our vision for the future."

The Day My Father Met The Royal Family Changed His Life

David Halton | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
David Halton

It was one of the more surprising discoveries of my research for Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War. Sifting through piles of letters and memorabilia, I came across a crumpled photo of my father with the Royal Family on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Uber-ization Of Journalism Is Failing Canadians

Jeffrey Dvorkin | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Dvorkin

Media managers are wondering what went wrong. They are asking why journalism doesn't pay any more. If the solutions are hard to discern, they have only to look at the technology they so eagerly embrace. It's the digital technology. It has spread throughout many industries including journalism, like a virus.

CBC Must Abandon Ads And Find New Sources Of Funding

Barry Kiefl | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC has boasted that 50 per cent of the cost of its TV services is paid for by advertising revenue. No more. In the year ending August 2015, CBC English TV ad revenue fell off a cliff and was barely $100 million, well under 20 per cent of TV revenues. Funding from taxpayers is now four times greater than ad revenues.

'Unacceptable' That Liberals May Not Increase CBC Budget: Mulcair

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The government promised to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.

The Liberals Must Act To Save Canada's Struggling Newsrooms

Jerry Dias | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Business
Jerry Dias

At a time when our consumption of the news is at an all-time high, the very institutions at the heart of our news media are in crisis -- and demanding the attention of our political leaders. Postmedia combined newsrooms in Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in a move that not only saw many talented and dedicated journalists pushed out the door, but also saw distinctive voices quieted.

CBC's 'Power & Politics' Has A New Permanent Host

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

Broadcaster aims to put Evan Solomon controversy behind it.

Toronto Star Scraps Comment Section, Ironically Stirs Debate

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business

Say goodbye to spam and flame wars.

CBC Is Threatening Its Future By Mixing Journalism And Opinion

Frank Koller | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Business
Frank Koller

These comments, these opinions, by CBC journalists unequivocally violate CBC's long-standing, public and incredibly clearly-written policy statement that its journalists and the organization itself must not take any positions on issues in the public life of the country. CBC's senior news managers need to get serious about this.

Feds Cleared CBC Of Labour Wrongdoing In Wake Of Ghomeshi Scandal

CP | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Newly released documents show that federal government investigators found the CBC didn't break any labour laws months before a critical r...

News Reports On Trump Shouldn't Include Personal Opinions

Frank Koller | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Frank Koller

What's worrisome here is that more and more often, CBC journalists are being asked to offer their personal takes (called analysis pieces) on stories they regularly cover. And more and more often, these analysis pieces seem to be venturing into what can only be described as personal opinion.

Could Things Finally Be Looking Up For The CBC?

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Business

Many observers seem to think so.

We Can't Let Our Veterans' Stories Die

Robb Lucy | Posted 11.13.2015 | Canada Living
Robb Lucy

I watched CBC TV's coverage of Remembrance Day on Parliament Hill Wednesday. Several vets in their late 80s and early 90s told some of their stories. But in a few years, millions of untold stories about our fathers, grandfathers or great grandfathers, will be gone. And simply because we didn't ask to hear them.

Anonymous Caller Pledges $250K To Syrian Refugee Program

CBC | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Impact

"...leading by example is one of the most important things that we can do as residents in this great city, and this gentleman did it selflessly."

6 Career Lessons From A Twitter Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

When Kirstine Stewart joined Twitter two years ago to build their Canadian business, she went from being a high-profile TV executive to the first empl...

CBC Wins Olympic Broadcast Rights

CP | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The CBC will continue to be Canada's official Olympic broadcaster through 2024. The public broadcaster says it has nabbed the broadcast r...

Amanda Lang Out At CBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Business

Amanda Lang is parting ways with the CBC less than a year after a series of controversies surrounded the host of “The Exchange.” In an email to...

Stephen Harper and the Death of Canadian Culture

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 10.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Hadani Ditmars

In light of recent announcements that the current government plans to sell off the CBC buildings across this land -- the very art of cultural commentary might not be long for this nation. As Harper slowly dismantles every political and cultural institution intrinsic to the Canadian way of life I wonder -- will the future Joni Mitchells, Leonard Cohens and Neil Youngs be left to fend for themselves?

'My Internship In Canada' is a CIFF 2015 Must-See

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

My Internship in Canada focuses on the experiences of Souverain Pascal, recently arrived from Haiti on a mission to secure an internship in Canadian federal politics. Souverain receives a single response from Independent Member of Parliament, Steve Guibord. Souverain is thrust into the deep end when MP Guibord -- through a series of unlikely and surprising events -- holds the deciding vote in whether Canada will send troops to support the looming war.