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Nov 29, 2014 — New York Times

Exchange-Rate Issue Is Cold Cash to N.H.L. by Jeff Z. Klein

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.

Nov 26, 2014 — CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada releases 2014-2015 second quarter financial report

“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.

Nov 26, 2014 — Marketing Magazine

CBC Head Asks For Patience During “Very Difficult” Transformation Period by Chris Powell

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.

Nov 26, 2014 — Planet S

Coach In A Corner by Stephen LaRose

Columnist says Don Cherry was a cultural icon at the CBC but does not retain that status now that he is at Rogers.

Nov 25, 2014 — The Guardian

Jian Ghomeshi reaches agreement with CBC

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.

Nov 24, 2014 — Canadaland

CBC payback: how Mansbridge's people tried to kill Linden MacIntyre's last story by Jesse Brown

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.

Nov 24, 2014 — Forbes

Currency Speculators Punishing Canadian NHL Teams by Mike Ozanian

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.

Nov 23, 2014 — London Community News

Peter Mansbridge: CBC’s anchor in a storm by Vinay Menon

“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.”

Nov 22, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

Has the CBC Violated the Broadcasting Act? by Barry Kiefl

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. 

Nov 22, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere by Linden MacIntyre

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.

Nov 22, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Why Conservatives like the CBC ratings game by Konrad Yakabuski

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.

Nov 20, 2014 — Canadian Media Guild

Blow by Blow: behind the scenes at the CBC meeting in Montreal by David Gutnick

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.

Nov 20, 2014 — Globe & Mail

Pursuit of truth drives Linden MacIntyre in last Fifth Estate episode by Simon Houpt

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.

Nov 20, 2014 — The Tyee

In Era of Cuts, a Little CBC Nostalgia by Crawford Kilian

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.

Nov 19, 2014 — Le Devoir

SRC: de la colère by Mario Proulx

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.

Nov 19, 2014 — Montreal Gazette

Opinion: Amid threats to its viability, it's clear the CBC must be adequately funded by Ryan Young

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.

Nov 19, 2014 — Globe & Mail

The CBC, its billion-dollar question and lessons from the Ghomeshi affair by Linden MacIntyre

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.

Nov 19, 2014 — Montreal Gazette

Hubert Lacroix in the lions' den at CBC annual meeting by Paul Delean

CBC president and chief executive Hubert Lacroix says he fully intends to complete his mandate, which runs through Dec. 31, 2017.

Nov 18, 2014 — As It Happens

Former Radio-Canada director Alain Saulnier on the 'dismantling' of CBC

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.

Nov 17, 2014 — Huffington Post Canada

Alain Saulnier, Ex-CBC Exec, Says Broadcaster ‘In Danger Of Disappearing Forever' by Daniel Tencer

Alan Saulnier says years of successive governments playing politics with the CBC’s budget has left the broadcaster vulnerable.