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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.

Harper: CBC's Problems Due To Its Ratings, Not Government Cuts

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says the CBC's budget troubles aren't due to any government cuts to the national broadcaster, but rather because of its low ratings.

Canada Must Be a Nation That Supports Arts and Culture

Stéphane Dion | Posted 09.26.2015 | Canada Politics
Stéphane Dion

In Canada, arts and culture are at a crossroads. They can either move forward or backward, depending on the choices we make. For them to move forward, it will be more than ever necessary for the federal government to play a leading role. The Liberals, under Justin Trudeau's leadership, are determined to make Canada, more than ever, a place where cultural expression is created and enjoyed whatever its roots, foreign or domestic.

Every CBC Building A Candidate To Be Sold: Real Estate Boss

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Business

"Can we get more efficient in our usage of space (if) we can compress in less square footage? That's exactly the exercise we're in right now."

CBC Plan To Sell All Of Its Property 'Makes No Sense': Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

"The decision to close down production centres is of great concern for our members as it should be for all Canadians."

CBC President: ‘We Risk Being Boiled To Death'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Business

The president of CBC/Radio-Canada says public broadcasters are caught in a “vicious circle” of budget cuts and service reductions that threaten th...

Why Is CBC TV So Consumed With Sports Broadcasting?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

Some would say, so what, it's the best the CBC can do in an era of shrinking budgets and audience fragmentation. Besides, that's what the audience wants. True, people love sports but has CBC ever asked the audience if all the sports programming could be found on other channels, would they prefer a CBC focused more on quality drama and entertainment?

Corporate Tax Cuts Have Made Canada a Poorer Country

Gabriel Yiu | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Yiu

Canada does not follow the U.S. in spending astronomical amounts of funds to develop and purchase weapons and use them in wars. Our health care expense is way lower than that of the U.S. The U.S. spends about 17 per cent of its GDP on health care, whereas the Canada medical share is around 11 per cent. So where has the Canadian government's money gone?

The CBC Should Be a Top Election Issue for Canadians

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

Canadians of all political stripes have voiced their overwhelming support for the public broadcaster. But the voices of advocates are all but absent from mainstream media. Unless the parties themselves and their leaders are prepared to engage in open, competitive debate on the future of our public broadcaster -- our single most important cultural institution -- there is no hope of anything more than the minimal measures of support being offered in the Liberal and NDP platforms from being realized. And the Conservatives will continue to dream of dismantling the institution which has for generations appealed to our better angels, and done so much to make us who we are.

Stephen Harper's Islamophobia Is a Product of Canadian Muslim Apathy

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

We have seen how "Islamicism" has become a convenient tool for the government to employ a more aggressive foreign policy. Although it's easy for Canadian Muslims to lay blame on the Conservatives and Stephen Harper for such discriminatory and exploitative tactics (and doing so would be justifiable), it would also be disingenuous. The current situation is simply a culmination of years of political apathy from the Muslim community whose voter turnout is consistently below the national average.

Mulcair Says He Would End Canada's Fight With ISIS

CBC | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

"I think that the best thing for Canada to do is to start playing a positive role for peace, and that would be a top priority for me as the prime minister of Canada." 

Stephen Harper Is Not an Economist

Frank Koller | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Frank Koller

The Prime Minister is many things, but one thing he certainly is not is "an economist" -- in the world of economics, there are three conditions commonly accepted as entry requirements before someone can wear the label. Harper fails completely.

It's Time for the Music Industry to Speak Up About CBC Funding Cuts

Michael Raine | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Raine

The CBC is suffering from a series of funding cuts implemented by the federal government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The 2012 federal budget cut $115 million from the CBC over three years. While this has negative consequences for all Canadians as this national institution is forced to cut jobs and scale back its reach and scope, the country's music and arts communities, in particular, stand to lose. In many cases, it's already happening.

CBC Sued Over Alleged Use Of 32-Second YouTube Clip

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been sued in U.S. federal court over its use of a 31-second YouTube clip of a snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y. In a l...

Chris Hyndman's Obituary Recalls His Charisma, Wit, Smile

CP | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living

The "Steven and Chris" star was found dead last week in an alleyway outside the Toronto residence he shared with husband Steven Sabados.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

Canada election 2015: Harper defends economic, environmental record

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, seeking another term in office, defended his government's performance on the economy and environment early i...

Leaders' pre-debate tweets stir up conversation online

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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As the first debate of the federal election campaign approached, the leaders of the major parties took to Twitter to share very different messages.  ...

Federal leaders' debate: What's in it for Toronto?

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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What will Thursday night's federal leaders' debate hold for Toronto? Mayor John Tory, for one, is hoping to hear about funding for expanding...

Man flashed knife in attempted TTC subway robbery: police

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Police released pictures Thursday of a man they say brandished a knife during an attempted robbery on a TTC train. Toronto police say the male suspec...

BC Ferries 'Angel' Gives Family Last Chance To See Dying Relative

CBC | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We took him off life support half an hour after we arrived."

City takes years deal with 'eyesore' house

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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The column supporting the roof and balcony at 441 Pacific Avenue lurches out unnaturally. Nearly every roof shingle curls skyward. Municipal notices p...

Maclean's leaders' debate: live coverage

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May square off Thursday night in the first leaders' debate of the 2015 federal election...