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Nov 17, 2014 — Montreal Gazette

Thousands march to protest CBC/Radio-Canada cuts by Karen Seidman

There was an outpouring of support for the CBC/Radio-Canada as thousands of people took to the streets on a wintry Sunday afternoon to protest ongoing budget and job cuts at the Crown corporation.

Nov 15, 2014 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix is Short on Subscriber Growth But Beats Earnings Estimates by Paul Bond

Netflix stock was tumbling 23 percent -- more than $100 a share -- after the company announces quarterly subscriber numbers that are far short of expectations, even though the company beat earnings estimates.

Nov 13, 2014 — Calgary Herald

Why Canadian television is super comfortable with swearing by Lauren Strapagiel

Though the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission does accept complaints of indecent programming, the self-governing Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) is the first line of defence.

Nov 13, 2014 — The Coast

The party’s over for CBC’s inadvertent incubator by Erica Butler

Columnist says as CBC Halifax reshapes itself to fit into a newly renovated space that's about one-third the size of its former office, the city has lost a major cultural hub.

Nov 13, 2014 — Globe & Mail

CBC staff refuse award to protest job cuts by Laura Kane

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

Nov 9, 2014 — Toronto Star

Jian Ghomeshi and a national lament for CBC Radio by Jeffrey Dvorkin

Jian Ghomeshi’s story is not just about one man’s libidinous foibles; it’s about the deliberate diminishing of CBC Radio as a public broadcaster.

Nov 6, 2014 — Metro News

New CBC supporter group calls for national broadcaster’s board to resign by Lucy Scholey

CBC, I Care! is pushing for the Crown corporation’s board to find alternative revenue in the face of “draconian cuts”.

Nov 6, 2014 — Toronto Star

Re: CBC turns a blind eye, Editorial Nov. 4 by Heather Conway

CBC's executive vice-president of English Services says it is completely unwarranted to assert bad faith at the public broadcaster regarding recent allegations against Q host Jian Ghomeshi. 

Nov 6, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Enabler to a media hatchet job by Patrick Lagacé

Columnist says CBC President Hubert Lacroix was appointed head of the public broadcaster by the federal Conservatives in 2007 and his reign at this highly important institution for culture and media has amounted to little more than enabler for the steady, quiet dismantling of Radio-Canada.

Nov 4, 2014 — Métro

Mandibule, Bedondaine, Paillasson… by Sylvain Ménard

Sylvain Ménard says he is surprised that while thousands of layoffs have gone relatively unnoticed,  the news that Radio-Canada is shutting down its costume warehouse and getting rid of thousands of costumes evoking powerful childhood memories of favourite television shows has finally ignited a mass movement of protest among francophones concerned with the future of public broadcasting.

Nov 4, 2014 — LaPresse.ca

SRC/CBC: les syndicats réclament la démission d'Hubert Lacroix

The four unions which represent the CBC's francophone employees are demanding the resignation of President Hubert Lacroix, saying he has fired 4,000 employees since 2009 and is threatening  francophone culture in Canada.

Nov 3, 2014 — News Article

Hey kids, Vice is nice, but it will cost you by John Doyle

The $100-million joint venture between Vice Media and Rogers Communications Inc., will include a Toronto-based Vice Canada Studio and Vice TV Network to begin operations in 2015.

Oct 30, 2014 — News Article

CBC offers counselling to employees, Ghomeshi vows to fight accusations by Andrea Baillie

The CBC offered counselling to its employees Thursday as more women stepped forward with allegations of "abusive behaviour" by Jian Ghomeshi, and announced it is hiring a third-party company to conduct an investigation amid swirling accusations about the ousted "Q" radio host.

Oct 30, 2014 — Vancouver Sun

Q producer who alleges Ghomeshi threatened to ‘hate f—‘ her says she complained to boss in 2010 by Tom Blackwell

Ex-CBC employee says that like many of the women who have come out this week with allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Ghomeshi, she was not willing to have her name published, fearful of backlash on social media, and from the Q star himself.

Oct 30, 2014 — Straight.com

Jian Ghomeshi departure gives CBC Radio a chance to revamp cultural programming on Q by Charlie Smith

Columnist hopes that for the sake of Canadian culture, Q's producers pay more attention to what's happening in our country now.

Oct 30, 2014 — Edmonton Sun

Tough questions for CBC by Warren Kinsella

Columnist says lots of people are asking the media when did they know about Jian Ghomeshi, and what did they do about it?

Oct 30, 2014 — News Article

Rogers, Vice Media to partner on $100-million venture by Christine Dobby

Rogers Communications Inc. reveals plans to build a production studio in Toronto with Vice Media, the edgy digital media company recently valued at $2.5-billion (U.S.).

Oct 29, 2014 — Sun News Network

A sex scandal or CBC scandal? by J.J. McCullough

Columnist says that "Ghomeshigate" is really as much a scandal about the internal management of Canada's public broadcaster as the allegedly dysfunctional sex life of one of its employees. 

Oct 29, 2014 — Globe & Mail

CBC is our national neurosis – and that’s a good thing by John Doyle

Columnist says that during the course of the Ottawa shootings a lot of people turned to CBC TV coverage for an instinctive reason – a built-in sense that the CBC has the resources and reliability to cover the story with authority.

Oct 29, 2014 — Maclean's

Why it’s harder to believe the worst of a host by Jamie Weinman

Columnist says that unlike a movie actor, a host plays the part of an average guy surrounded by people more famous than he is, and when a host has a sex scandal—as Bob Barker, David Letterman, Jimmy Savile and many others have had before Ghomeshi—it feels almost like a pal is in trouble.