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The broadcaster unveiled four new hosts.
His final sign-off is on July 1st.
He has been with HuffPost Canada since the beginning.
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Crowds in Ottawa chanted CBC anchor's name during final broadcast.
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During the months and years ahead we hopefully will witness the rebuilding and revival of a CBC we can once again be proud of.
The prime minister's hasty decision to stomp on the recommendation for restoring fiscal health to the news industry was more than a little disturbing.
A new television series based on the Anne of Green Gables books debuted on the CBC in Canada in March and began streaming on Netflix in mid-May. Regardless of when you started watching it, I'm quite sure you have a passionate - nay, fiery - opinion about this new Anne girl.
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The revamped show will launch on Oct. 30.
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There have been government committees, discussions with the private sector and even a national strategy to teach Canadians basic personal finance. But when Statistics Canada data showed late last year that Canada's household debt is now larger than its GDP, it became painfully apparent that we're failing.
When Rogers swooped in and paid billions for the NHL, the dazed CBC responded like a concussed defenceman. To compensate, CBC acquired the rights to the 2014 Sochi and 2016 Rio Olympics and even before the 2016 games were in the books, the public broadcaster agreed to pay the IOC until 2024.
Any time someone pontificates about Canada, they're going to get it in the neck - from regionalists who get red faced when any region but their own gets a moment in the spotlight, from people who simply feel their agenda isn't being represented. But those decrying the series' omissions are missing its intent.
Watching the CBC's 10-part television series Canada: The Story Of Us had me figuratively scratching my head. It left me flabbergasted and astounded. Critics have decried the series' anglo-centric slant on history. Respect should come from all sides, beginning with cordiality, recognition and representation.
"We fully recognize that not everyone will agree with every perspective presented."
As the CPC strategizes for a new party leader, some right-minded pundits of market fundamentalism are touting the inexperienced political outsider as a serious contender for party leader. That imprudent direction may well prove to widen the chasm between the CPC and wiser-than-previously-anticipated average Canadian voters.