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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 28, 2014 — Toronto Star

CBC wins broadcast rights to 2018, 2020 Olympics by Morgan Campbell

CBC will partner with Bell Media and Rogers Media to carry the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Oct 27, 2014 — News Article

Jian Ghomeshi’s CBC lawsuit is hopeless — even if he’s telling the truth by Howard Levitt

Columnist says Jian Ghomeshi’s $50-million lawsuit against the CBC has everything to do with strategy and PR — but nothing to do with legal entitlement.

Oct 27, 2014 — Cornwall Free News

50 Shades Of Jian Ghomeshi As He Lauches $50M Lawsuit Against The CBC Over Firing by Jamie Gilcig

Columnist discusses CBC's recent dismissal of Q host Jian Ghomeshi.

Oct 27, 2014 — Toronto Star

Jian Ghomeshi's full Facebook post: ‘a campaign of false allegations’ at fault

The complete text of Jian Ghomeshi’s Facebook post from the evening of Oct. 26 regarding his departure from CBC and his program Q

Oct 27, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Jian Ghomeshi defends his sex life, plans to sue CBC over firing by James Bradshaw

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation dismissed Jian Ghomeshi after receiving information it says “precludes” the corporation from continuing to employ one of its biggest stars.

Oct 27, 2014 — New York Times

Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Radio Host, Is Fired in Sex Case by Ian Austin

In a brief statement, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announces that it has cut ties with Q host Jian Ghomeshi.

Oct 27, 2014 — Vulture

Why Canadians Are So Upset Over the CBC Sex Scandal by Adam Sternbergh

Columnist says that because the broadcaster is funded primarily by the government, CBC is both a lightning rod for persistent criticism and the beneficiary of an enduring sense of national communal ownership. 

Oct 27, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

Liking 'Q' Isn't a Good Enough Reason to Side With Jian By Justin Beach

Columnist says if there is a legitimate victim of a crime who is driven into hiding because people like a radio host, it will be a great miscarriage of justice by the Canadian public.

Oct 23, 2014 — CBC Radio - Q

Justin Trudeau on Arts and Culture

The Liberal leader describes why Canadian culture matters.

Oct 22, 2014 — MotherJones

Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame by James West

Columnist says the CBC gave a master class in calm, credible breaking news reporting during the attack on Parliament Hill.

Oct 20, 2014 — Hollywood Reporter

Netflix Orders First Canadian Original Series (Exclusive) by Etan Vlessing

The homegrown drama will debut simultaneously on City, the Canadian TV network that developed the one-hour drama, and in all Netflix territories outside Canada.

Oct 16, 2014 — Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

CRTC releases full edition of the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report

The CRTC releases the full edition of the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report, which shows that Canadian families spend over $190 each month on communications services.

Oct 13, 2014 — National Post

Rogers’ first NHL weekend: Don Cherry in his glory; CBC’s misstep magnified by Scott Stinson

Columnist says Rogers needs the ability to piggyback on CBC’s widely distributed network if it wants to reach the most homes; without the public broadcaster on board it would have moved much of its Saturday night NHL lineup into the nether regions of premium cable.

Oct 9, 2014 — LaPresse.ca

Au royaume des aveugles by Joël Martel

Joël Martel asks how it is possible that someone has decided to condemn Radio-Canada to a slow and awful death without a massive public outcry.

Oct 8, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Ottawa seeks use of news footage without permission in political ads by Steven Chase

The Harper government is preparing to alter copyright law in Canada so politicians can use news footage and other journalistic content for attack ads and campaign spots without asking broadcasters or publishers for permission.

Oct 8, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

U.S. Broadcasters May Leave Canadian Airwaves, And Some Say That's Fine by Daniel Tencer

Columnist says U.S. broadcasters are so concerned by the possibility Canada will switch to a pick-and-pay system for cable TV channels that several of them have threatened to pull themselves off Canadian airwaves altogether.

Oct 8, 2014 — Bro

Fraser Institute Essay Says More Regulation is Not the Answer

Fraser Institute Senior Fellow says that with the rising popularity of Netflix and other online broadcasters, Canada needs to readjust what was already a fundamentally flawed attitude towards broadcasting.

Oct 8, 2014 — National Post

Netflix-CRTC standoff is chance to open Canadian TV system, finds Fraser Institute report

A new Fraser Institute paper suggests that the recent stand-off between Netflix and the CRTC provides an opportunity for the government to dismantle barriers that prevent open competition in Canadian television broadcasting.

Oct 8, 2014 — The Tyee

Don't Give Postmedia More Local Monopolies by Marc Edge

Columnist says that the Competition Bureau should actually promote competition.