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Financial Literacy In Canada Is A Farce

Justin Thouin | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Business
Justin Thouin

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.

CBC Bet $80 Million On The Olympics And Lost

Barry Kiefl | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

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.

Critics Feeling Left Out By 'The Story Of Us' Miss The Point

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.19.2017 | Canada Living
D.K. Latta

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.

CBC's 'The Story Of Us' Forgot About Canadians Like Me

Rémi Francœur | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Living
Rémi Francœur

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.

CBC Apologizes After Critics Say It Got Canadian History Wrong

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada

"We fully recognize that not everyone will agree with every perspective presented."

"Workin' Moms" Star Shares Her Story

Erin Silver | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada
Erin Silver

(Photo: Matt Barnes) Photo credit: Matt Barnes I never get starstruck. If I met Ben Affleck, George Clooney or Brad Pitt, I probably still wouldn'...

O'Leary's Free-Market Chauvinism Doesn't Reflect Canadian Values

Brian McLaughlin | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Brian McLaughlin

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.

Wristbands For Accused Ottawa Cop Erode Canadians' Trust In Justice

Jeff Paterson | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

Police officers have begun wearing bracelets in support of Const. Daniel Montsion, an officer charged with manslaughter after an SUI investigation. We need to believe in everyone involved from the police, all the way up to the judges, are unbiased and out to do their jobs. This band, this in-your-face alliance around Montsion, doesn't do that.

Spotlight On TD's Selling Tactics Threatens To Unravel Its Brand

Robert Waite | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

TD, for those who may have missed it, has been the subject of a series of CBC stories in which "hundreds" of employees and former employees allege they were being pressured to "squeeze" customers to improve the bank's revenues and profitability.

Barbados - Land Of Sun, Sand, Surf And A Canadian Super Gun

Robert Waite | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Robert Waite

Designed and built in the 1960s by a Canadian ballistics engineering genius named Gerald Bull, the massive artillery piece today sits rusting amid encroaching foliage, on the island's southeast corner, just down a hill from the end of an airport runway.

CBC Announces 'The National' Revamp As Peter Mansbridge Steps Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Business

The show's team "will create digital native content as well as content for the destination newscast."

Want Meaningful, Original Journalism? Then Start Paying For It

Anya Wassenberg | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada Living
Anya Wassenberg

So, you want to complain that journalists won't delve into worthy topics and look for story lines that others aren't covering? Sorry, but if it's not a trending topic, there's no money to be made. If that's what you want, then like anything else of value, you'll just have to go back to paying for it.

Top 7 Niche Streaming Services Available In Canada

Todd Hauptman | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

Video killed the radio in 1979, now in 2017 our generation is killing traditional television viewing with a steady decline in cable subscription as more Canadians use their online devices (and televisions) to stream digital content from services such as Netflix, Crave and Amazon Prime Video.

Did The CBC Just Commit An Act Of Hate Speech?

Tim Moen | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Tim Moen

On January 20, 2017, producers for the CBC program Marketplace printed t-shirts containing racist logos and mottos, including "white power" and "white pride world wide [sic]," and hired a middle-aged white man to stand on a Toronto street to peddle the t-shirts and yell racist slogans. Not only is this episode the epitome of so-called "fake news" -- fabricating a story in order to report it -- it's also deeply ironic. By broadcasting this content in Alberta, the CBC likely violated Alberta's hate speech law.

Ban CBC From Online Ads, Tax Web Subscriptions, Report Urges

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business

Public Policy Forum report seeks ways to rescue Canada's ailing news industry.

Dealing With Trolls In A Donald Trump World

Jeff Paterson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Paterson

Back when the primaries kicked off, the trolls found a common hero in Trump. Someone on the outside the norm of the establishment, someone not taken seriously. Someone himself a master at getting reactions from making a single statement. I mean, that's the whole purpose of trolling, isn't it? Get people defensive and engage them to react with real emotions and sincerity.

On TV: Killer Doctors And Murderous Mennoites

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Two Canadian dramas are aiming to bring a bit of cable edge to mainstream networks. "Pure" is a crime-drama whose premise might sound like a joke: The Mennonite Mob! While "Mary Kills People" is about a doctor who has an illegal side-line helping people commit suicide.

Here Are The Best 21 Seconds In Canadian TV This Month

The Huffington Post Canada | Mohamed Omar | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada

You're welcome.

Here's The Thing -- All News Is Fake These Days

Mark Towhey | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

The real problem is that pretty much all news these days is fake. I'm not saying it's always fabricated in a room somewhere with the blatant and malicious intent to deceive -- but it is, nonetheless, very often misleading, prejudiced, intentionally or inadvertently deceptive and agenda-driven. Every snowfall is a "blizzard" these days. Every rainfall demands a "special weather statement" from the government weather service and "Storm Team Coverage" of a "Rain Storm Warning." There is no real news anymore.

CBC Asks For Funding Boost To Go Ad-Free

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Business

Proposal would mean an extra cost of $12 per Canadian.

This Organ Donor Doc Will Wrench Your Heart And Change Your Mind

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Living

Around 250 people die each year waiting for an organ transplant.

Globe And Mail Publisher Takes Aim At CBC's Public Funding

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Business

"I will tell you emphatically that CBC has been violating the Broadcast Act and their mandate for a long time."

Taking Stock Of TV's 'Kim's Convenience'

D.K. Latta | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Kim's Convenience may be breaking ground with its Korean-Canadian focus. But arguably it can still fall into the trap of putting people into "us" and "them" boxes. And, sadly, that too shows how truly universal it is.

We Are Challenging China And Fighting For Our Fathers' Freedom

Ti-Anna Wang | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Ti-Anna Wang

My father, Wang Bingzhang, is a Chinese political prisoner currently serving the 14th year of a life sentence for his work in pro-democracy activism. In 2002, while in Vietnam, my father was abducted into China and arrested by Chinese police. Six months later, he had a sham trial, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison.

No Escaping B.C. Governments' Pre-Election Political Programming

Dermod Travis | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The B.C. government is in the midst of saturating television shows and social media news feeds in the province with a multimillion-dollar back-patting advertising campaign in advance of the 2017 election. The B.C. Liberal party -- who clearly have money to burn -- is getting in on the act as well with mood-setting political ads.