All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Jun 21, 2016 — News Article

More Young People Get News From Social Than TV by Erik Sass

Among American adults ages 18-24 polled by Reuters, 28% said they get most of their news from social media -- ahead of TV, cited by 24% of the same age group.

Jun 21, 2016 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-191

FRIENDS opposes CBC’s application to the CRTC to allow ICI Musique and CBC Radio 2 to continue to broadcast national advertising.

Jun 21, 2016 — Ad Campaign

Social Media Campaign: Reform the CBC Board

The Trudeau government can and should abolish the Board through an amendment to the Broadcasting Act, replacing it with a new governance structure whose members are appointed based on merit and independent from the government.

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Jun 21, 2016 — News Release

Reform CBC’s Board

As the CBC’s Board of Directors meets in Ottawa today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is launching a new Reform the Board social media campaign calling for the CBC’s existing Board to be replaced. 

Jun 10, 2016 — News Article

The sunniest Liberal, Mélanie Joly by Martin Patriquin

Columnist says Mélanie Joly has become the optimistic, smiling face of Trudeau-era Ottawa.

May 29, 2016 — News Article

Now on CBC: ‘a gay native feminist comic raised by bikers’ by Donovan Vincent

Candy Palmate, who arrived on CBC’s radar in the aftermath of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, is hosting a new weekday show from 1-3 p.m. on Radio One that she promises will be a  “sugar rush.”

May 27, 2016 — News Article

The CBC always says it wants to ‘tell our stories.’ What’s it waiting for? by Robert Fulford

Federally mandated Canadian content regulations express a yearning for a more robust national spirit, but it’s not something you can regulate into existence.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace by Benjamin Dachis & Daniel Schwann

Columnists say Ottawa should replace Canadian content rules with direct subsidies, focus regulatory hearings on the benefits of competition between technologies and drop ownership restrictions.

May 25, 2016 — News Article

Response to the President of the CBC/Radio-Canada

Private broadcasters say they fear that additional funding to the public broadcaster will be a blank cheque for CBC/Radio-Canada to step up its already ferocious competition against them.

May 25, 2016 — News Article

CBC Making Digital Strides After Difficult Transition: Lacroix by Chris Powell

CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Hubert Lacroix says the public broadcaster is focused more on RBI singles than grand slam home runs as it looks to reshape itself for a digital future.

May 19, 2016 — News Article

Radio-Canada restera dans l’Est by Stéphane Baillargeon

CBC/SRC has reached a decision: the current Montreal site, including the tower, will be sold and a new Maison Radio-Canada will be built on the corner of René-Levesque and Papineau.

May 18, 2016 — News Article

La Maison de Radio-Canada restera sur le boulevard René-Lévesque

The CBC board has selected two proposals for its new Montreal headquarters: the Broccolini and the Busac & Pomerleau proposals. The public broadcaster had confirmed it will occupy a space on the current site.

May 18, 2016 — News Article

What is the CBC Hiding? by Sean Craig

The CBC’s board of directors met Tuesday to discuss the sale of the broadcaster’s Montreal headquarters and are set to meet again today, but according to one MP the details around the property deal and the board’s activities of late have been kept “secret.”

May 18, 2016 — News Article

Radio-Canada érigera sa nouvelle « maison » sur son site actuel

The new Maison de Radio-Canada (CBC Headquarters in Montreal) will be developed on the corner of René-Levesque and Papineau, part of its current site.

May 17, 2016 — News Article

‘Secret’ CBC documents from board of directors meetings haven’t been made public since last August by Sean Craig

NDP Heritage critic Pierre Nantel says the CBC used to publish the minutes and documents from the board of directors meetings once a month but that not a single document has been made available since the Liberals came to power.


May 17, 2016 — News Article

Vente de la tour de la SRC: Joly déplore un document en anglais seulement by Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot

Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage deplores the fact that the CBC produced a letter on intent to potential buyers of the Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal in English only.

May 17, 2016 — News Article

Maison de Radio-Canada: des conditions de vente rédigées en anglais by Vincent Brousseau-Pouliot, Philippe Teisceira-Lessard, Maxime Bergeron

In mid-April, CBC imposed new conditions on a dozen potential buyers of la Maison Radio-Canada buyers in a unilingual English letter of intent.

May 16, 2016 — News Article

CBC's failure of governance hurts us all by Tony Manera

Former Senior Vice-President at CBC says that despite the partial restoration of its budget by the federal government, CBC governance needs a major overhaul. 

May 16, 2016 — News Article

Vente de la Maison Radio-Canada: le NPD dénonce un processus «secret» by Maxime Bergeron

The “secrecy" surrounding the the sale of the Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal was discussed on Monday afternoon in the House of Commons as the board of the public broadcaster prepared for an important meeting to discuss the transaction.

May 11, 2016 — News Article

Much more change seen as needed at CBC in Jian Ghomeshi’s wake by Jacques Gallant

The public broadcaster says a culture shift about workplace harassment is underway, but outsiders are dubious.