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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...

How #BCL12′s Social Media Changed B.C. Political Coverage

Mike Klassen | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Mike Klassen

Though they were standing outside, the assembled media could barely miss a word that was spoken at a closed-door B.C. Liberal convention session. They huddled near the doors, picking up enough sentence fragments to be able to make out what was being said. Inside, the fingers were not at all idle either -- delegates tweeted what was being discussed. The buildup of interest -- undoubtedly piqued by the closed doors -- caused #BCL12 to trend across Canada, with thousands of followers hanging onto the words of the political masterminds Don Guy and Stephen Carter.

On Death's Door

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet has quietly changed a rule that could have prevented the CBC from following through on its plan to cut its internati...

Tories' Orwellian Stranglehold on the Press

Celine Hervieux-Payette | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Celine Hervieux-Payette

The Conservative government, and the new CBC/Radio-Canada code of ethics violate the principles of independence, and impartiality that are so closely associated with the profession of journalism, and are a serious threat to the preservation of Canadian democracy, where freedom of the press is a fundamental value enshrined in our Constitution.