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More Quebec Journalists Were Subject To Police Surveillance

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada

Some of the journalists reportedly targeted say police were attempting to figure out the source of a leak concerning a criminal investigation.

CRTC Orders CBC Radio 2 To Drop Ads: Could TV Be Next?

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

The "reality" of public broadcasting, in principle at least, is that it exists precisely in order to provide a service that is not a commercial, for-profit undertaking. It is intended to be distinctive, to be free from the influence of vested interests either commercial or governmental, and to serve its audiences as citizens rather than as consumers.

Sometimes Doing Everything Wrong Is Absoutely Right

Ward Anderson | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada
Ward Anderson

There is something to be said about breaking the rules. As someone who, for so much of his life, did things by the book, I never thought I'd owe so mu...

Problem Facing Canadian Media Goes Beyond Loss Of Canada AM

Wade Rowland | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

Bell Media's brusque announcement that it is killing Canada AM represents more than the loss of a morning news and current affairs program with a 40-year legacy. It is further evidence that private television, now in the hands of a clutch of corporate behemoths, is no longer in the business of serving the public interest.

Quebec Treasury Board President Under Ethics Investigation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Couillard said Hamad "is not guilty of anything.''

Quebec Muslim Leader Arrested For Alleged Assault: Report

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada

Well-known Quebec Muslim leader Adil Charkaoui was arrested in relation to an alleged assault last week at a Montreal CEGEP, Radio-Canada reports....

'Unacceptable' That Liberals May Not Increase CBC Budget: Mulcair

CP | Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics

The government promised to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.

Quebec First Nations Chief Wants Inquiry Into Police Abuse Allegations

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada

Several women are accusing Quebec provincial police officers of sexual assault and abuse of power.

March Held For Aboriginal Women Alleging Quebec Police Abuse

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada

According to the women, police officers routinely picked up those who appeared to be intoxicated, drove them out of town and left them to walk home in the cold.

Here Is a Plan for a Vibrant and Sustainable CBC

Sen. Art Eggleton | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Sen. Art Eggleton

The CBC is facing significant challenges. There is the continued rise of the Internet and digital services like Netflix that are changing the broadcasting landscape. More and more content is consumed online. There are also long-standing challenges of competing against the U.S. entertainment giant to our south. With these challenges in mind, here is what I propose. It is important to have a strong and vibrant CBC, to tell our stories, to entertain and inform us as Canadians.

Harper: 'A Lot' Of Radio-Canada Employees 'Hate' Tory Values

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says "a lot" of Radio-Canada employees "hate" conservative values.Harper says those values that are loathed by ...

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...

Thousands March In Support Of Radio-Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Supporters of CBC's French-language service Radio-Canada have a message for the federal government: no more cuts.Thousands marched through ...

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 Memo Reveals Details Of Latest Layoffs

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Business

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has revealed specifics of the latest round of layoffs, with 153 jobs to be slashed across the country by M...

CBC President Hubert Lacroix Should Face the Music

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Business
Wade Rowland

Mr. Lacroix and his senior management team, and the Board of Directors -- each in law and precedent charged with defending public broadcasting in this country -- should resign, and call for an immediate and complete rethinking of CBC/Radio-Canada's untenable financing and governance. Then maybe, this problem can be sorted out.

Broadcasters Should Not Censor Political Ads

Samuel Mosonyi | Posted 08.16.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Mosonyi

Political speech is seemingly under attack from the last place we might expect: Canadian media broadcasters, that say parties can't use broadcasters' content in ads. Protecting copyright is not an illegitimate purpose, but this approach is less than ideal for political advertisements. Political parties rely on election advertising to persuade the electorate to vote for them. This political expression is a significantly important aspect of public discourse and should be accorded the highest priority and protection.

Canada Can't Afford to Cut Funding From the CBC

Toula Drimonis | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Business
Toula Drimonis

CBC and Radio-Canada staff across the country are bracing for deep cuts today, as the public broadcaster aims to respond to an estimated $100-million revenue shortfall in the next year. It's likely that some Canadians may be rejoicing at the news, but I am certainly not one of them. Their raison d'être is not simple distraction, it is to be universally accessible, contribute to a sense of national identity and community, and -- most importantly -- keep a safe distance from vested financial interests. What that means is you can't necessarily assess their worth based on numbers, but rather good programming. You think we can't afford to offer intellectually-nurturing programming in these tough economic times? I think we can't afford not to!

Watching the Watchdog: Who Will Restore the CBC to its Former Glory?

Tim Knight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Tim Knight

Dear Ms. Heather Conway, In less than two weeks you will be taking over one of the toughest jobs in Canadian broadcasting. Actually, one of the toughest jobs in Canada. Seems you have every qualification necessary to restore the CBC to its former glory as the people's network -- the epitome, the embodiment, of public service.

Blackface is a Black Eye to Canadian Values

Rachel Décoste | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

One day we will all be in stitches, laughing together at the symbols which have lost their racist tone of yesteryear. Today, we are not there yet. Mario Jean's minstrel portrayal of a black person hurt members of the larger Franco-Canadian family. No one, not even the privileged members of the dominant culture, can deny it.

CBC Flip Flops On Name Change

CBC | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business

Radio-Canada is reversing its decision to rebrand itself as ICI, and is instead putting "Radio-Canada" back in its marketing and branding. ...

Different Name, Same Radio-Canada

Louis Lalande | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Business
Louis Lalande

In the wake of the announcement that we would be adding the term ICI to designate all CBC/Radio-Canada French Services platforms in our marketing, I wanted to correct certain misperceptions that it involved a name change for the organization. It doesn't. The organization is called Radio-Canada. On my new business card, and those of all my colleagues you will find the words "Ici Radio-Canada." We are immensely proud of our name and its heritage.

We'll Always Be Radio-Canada

Louis Lalande | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business
Louis Lalande

In the wake of the announcement that we would be adding the term ICI to designate all CBC/Radio-Canada French Services platforms in our marketing, I wanted to correct certain misperceptions that it involved a name change for the organization. It doesn't. On my new business card you will find the words "Ici Radio-Canada."

Radio-Canada Employees Hate New Name

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - The French-language CBC sought to calm a backlash over its rebranding efforts following complaints from top to bottom within the organizati...

French CBC Gets A New Name

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A new branding exercise by the French-language CBC has Heritage Minister James Moore warning that Canadians won't tolerate any move away from...