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Nov 4, 2015 — Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada following the swearing-in of the 29th Ministry

In his statement, Prime Minister says his government will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.

Nov 3, 2015 — Toronto Star

Arts awards celebrate Peter Herrndorf’s legacy by Martin Knelman

Columnist says award felt like a key moment in the long fight to enhance Canada’s identity by supporting its talent.

Nov 3, 2015 — CBC News

Trudeau's pledge of arts investment leaves cultural groups cautiously optimistic

Justin Trudeau's campaign vow to renew investment in the arts was music to the industry's ears, and as the Liberal leader prepares for his swearing-in as Canada's 23rd prime minister next week, the prevailing mood among cultural groups is of cautious optimism.

Nov 2, 2015 — News Article

Message to CRTC staff from Tom Pentefountas announcing his resignation.

The Vice-Chairman, Broadcasting of Canada's broadcasting regulator is stepping down from his role with the CRTC.

Nov 1, 2015 — Al Jazeera

Independent journalism and the future of the CBC

Al Jazeera's The Listening Post's Flo Phillips reports on the future of the CBC.

Oct 30, 2015 — As it Happens

Unions call on CBC president and board to step down

The two main unions representing CBC workers are demanding that president and CEO Hubert Lacroix and the board of directors step down for failing to defend public broadcasting.

Oct 30, 2015 — Yahoo!News

A host of reasons why unions want CBC head and board gone by Peter Henderson

Columnist says the Canadian Media Guild, which represents the employees of CBC’s English services as well as its French services outside Quebec and New Brunswick, says Lacroix and his board of directors have lost their legitimacy and the confidence of the staff.

Oct 30, 2015 — Toronto Star

Trudeau’s Liberals must beware sore winner syndrome by Susan Delacourt

Columnist says Sun TV was the Conservatives’ attempt to mimic — to the point of exaggerated caricature — what they believed to be the operating principle of CBC and its relationship with Liberals.

Oct 27, 2015 — Hollywood Reporter

European Parliament Rejects Net Neutrality Protections by Scott Roxborough

Politicians voted against all proposed amendments to an electronic communications bill concerning whether all online data should be treated equally.

Oct 26, 2015 — Stream Daily

The Sequel: Funding for content creation in Canada

Columnist says the massive influx of digital content, while great for the platform has meant that competition for traditional sources of funding is also heating up, with more companies than ever competing for an amount of financing that has remained relatively unchanged.

Oct 26, 2015 — Toronto Star

Privacy, telecom competition among Trudeau’s tech policy priorities by Michael Geist

Columnist says digital policies may not have played a significant role in the just-concluded national election, but the arrival of a majority Liberal government will leave many expecting “real change” on the digital front in the years ahead.

Oct 23, 2015 — National Post

Head of CRTC accused of ‘unilaterally’ naming panels, breaking commission’s bylaws by Christina Pellegrini

Columnist says court documents show an outspoken regional commissioner at Canada’s telecom watchdog is alleging that Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais has violated some of the bylaws that govern the commission.

Oct 23, 2015 — Globe & Mail

CRTC commissioner files second court case against regulator by Christine Dobby

Columnist says a rift at Canada’s broadcast and telecom regulator has again spilled over into the legal system, raising questions about how efficiently and fairly the commission can make public policy decisions.

Oct 23, 2015 — The Manitoban

Saving The CBC by Craig Adolphe

Columnist says decades of funding cuts under both the Liberal and Conservative governments and political interference through board appointments by Stephen Harper have severely hampered the national broadcaster’s ability to meet its mandate.

Oct 22, 2015 — Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Communications Monitoring Report 2015: Canada's Communications System: An Overview for Citizens, Consumers, and Creators

Report states wireless-only households are most prominent among the two lowest income quintiles, suggesting that the rise of mobile-only households does not solely reflect changing preferences but may also be driven by affordability.

Oct 22, 2015 — Northumberland View

National News: Canadians are adopting mobile services as their main source of telecommunication

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released information from the 2015 Communications Monitoring Report on the state of Canada’s communications system. 

Oct 21, 2015 — Toronto Star

CBC snags Olympics rights for 2022, 2024

The public broadcaster got the rights to the Beijing 2022 games and the 2024 games. They currently have the rights to Rio 2016, Pyeongchang 2018, and Tokyo 2020.

Oct 18, 2015 — New York Times

Netflix Faces Challengers in Its Push to Expand Globally by Mark Scott and Elain Peltier

International competitors are offering similar fare, and even some of Netflix’s programming, making it harder for the video-streaming service to gain traction.

Oct 17, 2015 — Ottawa Sun

What does this election mean to the CBC? Everything by Eric Elliott

FRIENDS says that outside of the CBC’s funding issues, the network faces a murky future on the governance of their institution

Oct 15, 2015 — Stream Daily

Netflix U.S. subscriptions miss the mark by Darah Hansen

Netflix executives maintain they are still on track for global domination in 2016 despite disappointing Q3 results that saw the SVOD fall short on its anticipated new subscriber additions in its chief market.

Oct 15, 2015 — Stream Daily

Netflix U.S. subscriptions miss the mark by Darah Hansen

Netflix executives maintain they are still on track for global domination in 2016 despite disappointing Q3 results that saw the SVOD fall short on its anticipated new subscriber additions in its chief market.

Oct 14, 2015 — Lexology

CBC/Radio-Canada funding - where the parties stand: 2015 federal election primer by Fasten Martineau

Columnist says politicians and the public have debated the role of the Federal Government in supporting CBC/Radio-Canada as the nation's public radio and television broadcaster for decades.

Oct 14, 2015 — Green Party of Canada

Green Party: Selling Off CBC Properties: “We will Remove the For Sale Sign in Front of CBC”

Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich-Gulf Islands), Jo-Ann Roberts, Former All-Points West Host and candidate (Victoria), and Claire Martin, award winning CBC journalist and candidate (North Vancouver), held a press conference to denounce the selling off of CBC assets in Vancouver and across the country.

Oct 13, 2015 — The Peak

Releasing the death-grip on our Canadian voice by Tamara Connor

Columnist says selling off CBC’s properties is an irreversible mistake that will come back to haunt Canadians

Oct 12, 2015 — The Hill Times

Peterborough-Kawartha looking to move on from Del Mastro drama by Rachel Aiello

All three main party candidates have a fair showing of election signs throughout the riding, as well as the “We Vote CBC” campaign by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.

Oct 9, 2015 — Inside Halton

Burlington candidates talk industry, pensions and CBC at final debates by Michael Gregory

During a campaign event, Conservative candidate says there hasn’t been any cuts to the public broadcaster.

Oct 7, 2015 — Cantech Letter

Will Hockey Night in Canada ever recoup Rogers’ $5.2 billion investment? by Terry Dawes

While Rogers may or may not eventually be able to increase the overall viewership for hockey, it has still had to adjust rates downwards for advertisers last year, after initially assuming that Hockey Night in Canada advertising would be a seller’s market.

Oct 6, 2015 — Globe & Mail

Rogers looking to boost low NHL ratings amid rocky Maple Leafs market by David Shoalts

Columnist says that if ratings troubles persist – and advertisers already resisted Rogers’s price demands in Year 1 – then making a profit will be increasingly difficult.

Oct 5, 2015 — The Peterborough Examiner

1,300 We Vote CBC signs now up in Peterborough-Kawartha riding by Jason Bain

The final lawn sign in a campaign to restore funding to Canada’s public broadcaster was placed by an internationally acclaimed city artist Monday.