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Conservative leadership candidate says government has ‘glaring’ conflict in operating CBC.
The president of CBC/Radio Canada said a proposal to increase government funding to the public broadcaster and do away with ads would transform the organization, especially its television programming.
Columnist says that in order for Canadians to know each other, and understand the thoughts, attitudes, and values of others across our vast country, we need to expose ourselves to a range of interpretations and opinions.
Columnist says that if the Liberals decide CBC can drop the ads, they need to make sure the public broadcaster gets the money it needs to fulfill their mandate.
Why is the BBC giving licence fee cash to the companies who have slashed local journalism? by Jonathan Heawood
The BBC has struck a deal to divert at least £8m of licence fee payer’s money into the pockets of newspaper publishers in every year of this Charter period – £88m in total.
Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly tells the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that her department will study a request the CBC submitted to the federal government asking for an extra $318 million in annual funding to move to an ad-free model.
Columnist says one must live in the bubble of the well-off establishment to be blind to the CBC’s importance.
The CBC’s answer to its privileged status — more privilege and an extra $400 million please by Kelly McParland
Columnist says CBC is a “cultural ecosystem” in which a privileged few thrive behind a protective fence of government support, safe from the demands and dangers of competition that bedevil the other side of the divide.
‘We have no other tools’: CBC asks Ottawa for more than $300 million in new funding to go ad free by Sean Craig
Inspired by the British Broadcasting Corp., the CBC is recommending that its funding level be “depoliticized” by tying its subsidy to its current five-year licence cycle, indexing it to inflation, and keeping it separate from election and government budget announcements.
The co-founder of Media Democracy Days and OpenMedia says the CBC's coverage of local pipeline controversies have not been the public broadcaster's "finest hour."
Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of TVA Group says a priority should be to review and clarify CBC/Radio-Canada's mandate to make sure it complements the private broadcasters rather than competing with them.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix thinks the CBC's business model is broken and is asking the government for additional funding so that the public broadcaster can stop advertising across its platforms.
While some Conservative leadership candidates have been appealing to the traditionally anti-CBC Tory base by proposing to abolish the national broadcaster or make serious reforms to it, Michael Chong is digging in as the moderate voice in the race by calling the issue a “distraction.”
A proposal paper posted to the national broadcaster’s website outlines how the CBC/Radio-Canada wants to follow the example of the BBC, the United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, and be fully funded by the federal government instead of partially relying on ad revenue.
Columnists say the neoliberal view of the CBC as a commodity in the market, as opposed to a public good outside it, must be challenged.
I will stop the CBC competing with private media, and the CBC will be better for it by Maxime Bernier
Federal Conservative leadership candidate says they believe there is still a role in the media landscape for a public radio and television network, but that it has to be something other than what the private sector already offers.
Public broadcaster president Hubert Lacroix reveals CBC’s digital ad revenue for first time.
Conservative Leadership Candidate, Brad Trost says that the biggest subsidy that needs to go is the $1.2-billion allowance to the CBC.