Hubert Lacroix

Cutting Government Appointees Could Stall CBC's Downward Spiral

Barry Kiefl | Posted 09.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Barry Kiefl

The CBC's fateful decision to move the national news and the long series of ill-formed, unaccountable decisions since then, makes it clear that an inexperienced, government-appointed president and board of directors is a root problem. The government's review should address this problem.

Prosecutor Puts Mike Duffy's Testimony Under The Microscope

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Prosecutor Mark Holmes is going methodically through Duffy's testimony as a witness in his own defence.

CBC Execs Still Planning Cuts Despite Trudeau's Win: Unions

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Business

Despite the incoming Liberal government’s vow to reverse funding reductions to the CBC, the broadcaster’s top brass are still planning layoffs and...

CBC CEO Fires Back At Harper Over Comments On Broadcaster's Funding

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Business

CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.

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...

CBC Needs a Rethink

Barry Kiefl | Posted 04.26.2015 | Canada Business
Barry Kiefl

CBC recently appeared before a Senate Committee examining its future and demonstrated that it has no real strategy for the future.

What Needs to Happen to Save and Rebuild the CBC

Nick Fillmore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Fillmore

Many thousands of us who love the CBC -- and love to hate some parts of it -- spend a lot of time discussing its future and not doing enough to help save it. But now, with the election only a few months away, we can do something constructive.

CBC ‘In Danger Of Disappearing Forever,' Former Exec Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Business

As protesters marched on Sunday to oppose funding cuts to CBC/Radio-Canada, a former executive at the broadcaster is warning it’s “truly in danger...

CBC Boss' Award Rejected By Radio-Canada Staff

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Radio-Canada staff refused an award presented to them Wednesday by CBC President Hubert Lacroix in protest of ongoing job losses at the publ...

CBC President's 'Shock' Over Ghomeshi Allegations

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Music

CBC president and CEO Hubert Lacroix issued an emotional statement Friday in response to the situation surrounding former "Q" host Jian Ghomeshi. I...

CBC Bleeds Even More Jobs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Business

Faced with the loss of its NHL broadcasts and shrinking funding from the federal government, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. will cut another 400 jobs...

Canadians Ready To Pay For CBC, CBC Says

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Que. - The heads of CBC/Radio-Canada have told the country's broadcast regulator that Canadians are ready to pay to get the broadcaster's co...

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 | 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 over documents ...

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...