Hubert Lacroix

CBC Slashes News, Shows, Jobs..

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The CBC is slashing some 20 per cent of its workforce over the next five years, while cutting back evening newscasts and in-house production...

Why Is the CBC Trying To Crowdsource Its Own Vision?

D.K. Latta | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
D.K. Latta

I'm all for the CBC brass stepping out of their ivory towers and walking among the people, but I'd also like a sense they have a vision themselves. A vision that can be shaped by public feedback, perhaps -- but a vision nonetheless. Because if you ask a hundred people what they want from the CBC, you'll get a hundred different answers.

The CBC Is About To Shrink Big-Time

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business

CBC staff are preparing themselves for bad news Thursday when the broadcaster is expected to announce a major round of job cuts and reductions to serv...

CBC President Repays $30,000 In Expenses

CBC | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business

CBC president Hubert Lacroix repaid nearly $30,000 in living and meal expenses last fall after an internal audit found he had been wrongly claiming a...

CBC Warns Of Legal Showdown With Tories

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The CBC is warning the federal government that its efforts to control salary negotiations at the Crown agency could be at odds with the Broad...

CBC Slams Sun News' ‘Outrageous’ Sexual Harassment Claims

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Business

The president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation unleashed a scathing criticism of Sun Media in front of a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, a...

CBC To Government: Give Us More Freedom

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - The CBC is asking the federal broadcast regulator for more flexibility as it grapples with the swiftly unfolding digital universe.The...

Watching the Watchdog: The Elephant in the Newsroom

Tim Knight | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Last Thursday, CJF's full-house gathering was titled Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper. Sitting in the audience, I was certain that -- plagiarism being a mortal sin in our honourable profession -- someone would raise Wentegate. I waited. Nobody mentioned Wentegate. Or resignations. Surely, if nothing else, Stackhouse deserved his chance to explain?

Rachel Mendleson

CBC Aims For Real Estate Selling Spree

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 06.07.2012 | Canada Business

The cash-strapped Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will tap into its rich real-estate portfolio to dull the pain of deep budget cuts, but president a...

Watching the Watchdog: Here's How the CBC can Survive the Cuts

Tim Knight | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

By now, you know most of the gory details of the damage. Ten per cent cut to the CBC. Blood on the floor. From some, wails of anguish. From others, roars of applause. The time of the great networks is over. The Internet and social media have won. But old media can save itself through storytelling.

Quebecor Threatens To Sue Radio-Canada

CP | Stephanie Marin, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Quebecor Inc. is threatening the CBC's French-language network with legal action unless the broadcaster advertises in the media giant's newsp...

CBC 'Satisified' With Court Ruling

CBC | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada

The CBC has decided not to challenge the Federal Court of Appeal ruling issued this week, which ordered the public broadcaster to hand ov...

CBC Boss Has Too Much Power, MPs Told

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A bid by the Conservatives to peek at the CBC's internal files is sparking a debate over parliamentary privilege, Charter-protected freedom o...