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The decline in the value of the Canadian dollar against the United States dollar could have an impact on the size of an increase, if any, in the N.H.L.’s salary cap next season.
“Through our new strategy A space for us all, we are working to deepen our connection with Canadians through both our content, and the way Canadians consume it”, said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.
Saying that conventional television is working with a “broken business model,” CBC/Radio-Canada CEO Hubert Lacroix calls for patience as the public broadcaster begins implementing its controversial new strategic plan.
Columnist says Don Cherry was a cultural icon at the CBC but does not retain that status now that he is at Rogers.
Scandal-plagued former radio host Jian Ghomeshi has reached an agreement with the CBC to withdraw his $55-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster, a CBC spokesman said.
Columnist says that in an organization still reeling from the Ghomeshi affair, this new incident has CBC workers questioning how serious management really is about creating a culture where abusive behaviour can be reported by anyone.
Columnist says when that 12-year deal between Rogers and the NHL was signed a year ago, the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Canadian dollar was 95 U.S. cents per Canadian dollar. But since the deal was announced the loonie has dropped by 7% against the U.S. dollar.
“There are certainly folks here who are working on yet again trying to do things better, faster, smarter, nimbler,” says Heather Conway, CBC’s executive vice-president of English-language services. “Do more with less. Do the same with less. And in some cases, do less with less.”
CRTC data shows that while CBC TV services have maintained their budgets, CBC French radio has seen a funding decline of some 35% since 2009 and CBC English radio a decline of some 29 per cent.
Author and journalist says the business of journalism is in serious decline and that the business model doesn't work anymore but the emphasis on profit is probably even more acute now than it ever was.
Columnist says that it easy to understand why the Harper government would want the CBC, an institution it deeply distrusts, to play the ratings game - requiring the broadcaster to further emphasize its Broadcasting Act mandate to “entertain” Canadians, while de-emphasizing its responsibility to “enlighten” and “inform” them.
CBC president Hubert Lacroix, Radio-Canada VP Louis Lalande, Chairman of the Board Rémi Racine and CBC Exec VP Heather Conway take questions from staff in studio 47 at La Maison in Montreal.
Last May, as CBC/Radio-Canada announced it would eliminate another 657 positions, MacIntyre, now 71, volunteered to be one of the departed and hopes both to save the positions of one or two younger staffers, and also to put a highly visible face on the cuts.
Columnist says the damage made to the CBC is hard to assess if we can't remember what an extraordinary public broadcaster it once was.
Mario Proulx, a 2011 winner of the CBC/Radio-Canada President's Prize, returns it to Hubert Lacroix as a gesture of protest against his lack of defence of the public broadcaster in the face of Conservative government attacks and budget cuts.
A poll this year by Nanos found that 87 per cent of Canadians said they would like to see CBC’s funding increased or maintained.
Former CBC personality says that while the public broadcaster was once one of Canada’s most important and successful public institutions, it is now on the cusp of a disaster.
CBC president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix says he fully intends to complete his mandate, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.
Then Alain Saulnier, Radio Canada's former director of information programming, appeared on the French network's must-see Sunday TV show, Tout le monde en parle to talk about his book Ici ETAIT Radio-Canada.
Alan Saulnier says years of successive governments playing politics with the CBC’s budget has left the broadcaster vulnerable.