Hubert Lacroix

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Canadians Ready To Pay For CBC, CBC Says

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 content even if many consider it an acquired right.T...
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CBC Slashes News, Shows, Jobs..

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 and raising the possibility of selling its flagsh...
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Why Is the CBC Trying To Crowdsource Its Own Vision?

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.
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CBC Warns Of Legal Showdown With Tories

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 Broadcasting Act and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms...
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CBC To Government: Give Us More Freedom

GATINEAU, Que. - The CBC is asking the federal broadcast regulator for more flexibility as it grapples with the swiftly unfolding digital universe.The strict regulatory shackles of the past don't work...
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Watching the Watchdog: The Elephant in the Newsroom

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?
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Quebecor Threatens To Sue Radio-Canada

OTTAWA - Quebecor Inc. is threatening the CBC's French-language network with legal action unless the broadcaster advertises in the media giant's newspapers and magazines.Quebecor boss Pierre Karl Pela...
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CBC Boss Has Too Much Power, MPs Told

OTTAWA - A bid by the Conservatives to peek at the CBC's internal files is sparking a debate over parliamentary privilege, Charter-protected freedom of the press and the independence of the courts.The...