The National

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.

CBC's 'The National' Is The Peter Pan Of News

Peter Landry | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada TV
Peter Landry

There was a time, not so long ago, in Canada when we depended on the editorial decisions of a few at the hub of a few daily newspapers and a couple of television stations, notably the CBC and its rival CTV. Rapidly, these sources are becoming like rotary landline telephones. Sure there are people who use them, but with each obituary, they become fewer.

As Mansbridge Exits, Can CBC Build A Truly Great News Program?

Nick Fillmore | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Fillmore

Finding a new host for The National should not be the CBC's main goal. CBC should address the fact that neither The National nor any other CBC news program is trusted very much by the public. The content of CBC News programs is just like programming at mainstream media, and the public doesn't like either.

Mansbridge's Exit Is CBC's Chance To Fix What's Wrong With TV News

Wade Rowland | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

My advice to CBC brass is to not pick a replacement for Mansbridge just yet, but go back to the drawing board and see if they can design a new way to report the news that will address real journalistic concerns facing the nation, rather than simply reapplying lipstick to a format that needs to be retired along with its icon.

6 Key Moments From Elizabeth May's Mansbridge Interview

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada Politics

The Green Party leader dreams of winning 30 seats.

Mulcair Says He Would End Canada's Fight With ISIS

CBC | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics

"I think that the best thing for Canada to do is to start playing a positive role for peace, and that would be a top priority for me as the prime minister of Canada." 

The National, Metric, Flaming Lips Play Toronto's Riot Fest

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Music

Although it doesn't have the reunion of a seminal rock band like The Replacements as was the case last year, the 2014 Toronto edition of Riot Fest com...

Why Men Love Making Top 10 Album Lists

Andy Juniper | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Music
Andy Juniper

It's that time of year again, when critics, reviewers, amateur enthusiasts of all things aural pull tiny muscles in their large heads compiling and posting for public consumption their lists of Top Albums of the Year. A female friend once pointed out that these oftentimes inane lists are (strangely, suspiciously) almost always the domain of men. We demand demarcation. We want to know. We need to know.

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.

NXNE 2013 Best Bets!

HuffPost Canada Music | Melody Lau | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada Music

Now in its 19th year, NXNE returns with yet another year of music, film, comedy and art. The six-day North By Northeast festival has seen its fair sha...

Watching the Watchdog: Some Things I Don't Understand

Tim Knight | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. Some things I don't understand: What happened to that absolu...

Love Actually: The CBC and the Catholic Church

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

------------------------------------------------------------ I believe in discovery and technology and innovation and science. My profession -- wheth...

The National, NXNE 2013: Band Performing Free Show in Toronto as Part of Festival

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Music

The National are the first big name confirmed for this year's 2013 North By Northeast music and film festival set for Toronto in June and they'll play...

Watching the Watchdog: Does The National Need a Shake-Up?

Tim Knight | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Rick Salutin is a journalist, novelist, playwright and critic who's made a writer's living in and around Toronto for some 40 years. He recently wrote a column about Peter Mansbridge, anchor of CBC's flagship news program The National. It wasn't a flattering column.

WATCH: Has Harper Changed?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Politics

The Huffington Post Canada's Althia Raj joined the At Issue panel on CBC's "The National" Thursday night to talk about 2012 in Canadian politics. ...

Watching the Watchdog: Don't Mess With Mesley

Tim Knight | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

You wouldn't ever want to answer your front door to find Wendy Mesley holding a microphone there -- right next to a CBC camera flashing its little red light. Last Sunday, some of the old pre-perky Mesley came back. The following is the last part of of Mesley's interview with Jacques Duchesneau, the former Montreal police chief.

Ohio Band The National Outraged Over Mitt Romney Election Ads

Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada Music

Ohio-reared rock group The National issued a statement on their site this week after an Ohio ad posted on Youtube supporting U.S. presidential candida...

Watching the Watchdog: TV News Is a (White) Man's World

Tim Knight | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

What the hell has happened to Canadian journalists? In Canada, one of the world's most multicultural nations, our main media are controlled by a tiny group of almost entirely white newsroom decision makers who live in a world cut off from ordinary people like you and me. One result of this is that they produce journalism for each other.

Watching the Watchdog: CBC Proves Broadcasters are Human

Tim Knight | Posted 05.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Tim Knight

Kimberly Gale used to live near the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant that part-melted down a year ago. She just talks to the camera, sometimes her words covered with quake footage. No script. Just Gale. And somehow, because she's thinking aloud and not merely reading, her report captures a little of the human meaning of the tragedy.