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Nov 26, 2015 — News Article

CBC has proved it can withstand the axe by Konrad Yakabuski

Columnist says if giving the public broadcaster an extra $150-million merely allows it to go back to what it was doing before the Tories came to town, she will only be postponing its demise.

Nov 23, 2015 — News Article

Twitter’s Kirstine Stewart — a character with no limits by Jim Coyle

From her unglamorous early gigs to key management roles at CBC and now Twitter, Kirstine Stewart’s drive and trend-spotting talents have made her a media success story.

Nov 23, 2015 — News Article

Audio: Ian Morrison on The Todd Veinotte Show

The Spokesperson for the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting talks about the new Liberal government and its promise to reinstate funding to the CBC.

© The Todd Veinotte Show

Nov 22, 2015 — News Article

NPR is graying, and public radio is worried about it by Paul Farhi

Many of the listeners who grew up with NPR are now reaching retirement age, leaving NPR with a challenge: How can it attract younger and middle-aged audiences — whose numbers are shrinking — to replace them?

Nov 20, 2015 — News Article

Heather Conway, Executive VP, English Services, CBC & Greg O’Brien, Editor and Publisher, Cartt.ca

Heather Conway, executive vice-president of CBC, responsible for English Services, discusses the role of the national public broadcaster in the 1000-channel universe.

Nov 19, 2015 — News Article

The CBC is dying. Here’s how to save it by Richard Stursberg

Former CBC head of English Services says the government needs to begin to move now to ensure that we do not lose the CBC, and with it an important part of ourselves.

Nov 19, 2015 — News Article

CBC exec: I never made harassment complaint to Hubert Lacroix by Kevin Donovan

A top CBC executive has confirmed to colleagues that public broadcaster vice-president Heather Conway apologized to him but says he “never made a harassment complaint” to CBC president Hubert Lacroix.

Nov 18, 2015 — News Article

Top CBC executive Neil McEneaney resigns by Kevin Donovan

Sources say Heather Conway, executive vice-president of English Services for the public broadcaster, was recently accused of harassing Neil McEneaney, CBC’s chief business officer, English Services.

Nov 13, 2015 — News Article

NCC missing from heritage minister's list of priorities by Don Butler

Columnist says Mélanie Joly may be the minister responsible for the National Capital Commission, but her mandate letter, released Friday by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, makes no mention of the Crown corporation.

Nov 12, 2015 — News Article

Public servants should keep politics private by Mark Sutcliffe

Columnist says Hubert Lacroix, president of the CBC, stepped over the line when he lamented the Harper years and welcomed the new government.

Nov 11, 2015 — News Article

CBC needs funding but money doesn’t buy smarts or class by John Doyle

Columnist says the CBC needs a dose of common sense and a reminder that, while it’s a special service, it cannot be remote from the principle that it is indeed a service. 

Nov 11, 2015 — News Article

Peter Mansbridge Officiated the Wedding of Justin Trudeau's Director of Communications by Jesse Brown

Columnist wonders if Peter Mansbridge was able to secure "unprecedented" access to Justin Trudeau because of a close connection to his Director of Communications.

Nov 11, 2015 — News Article


The Prime Minster explains his expectations in this mandate letter to new Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly.

Nov 10, 2015 — News Article

Radio-Canada’s Catherine Cano to head up CPAC by Kyle Duggan

Catherine Cano, who has been serving as executive director of news programming at Radio-Canada, will start as CPAC’s President and General Manager starting January 11.

Nov 10, 2015 — News Article

“Thanks Peter, Chantal, Andrew and viewers” by Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson steps down from the At Issue Panel on CBC’s The National after his daughter accepts a position as the Director of Communications to Prime Minister Trudeau.

Nov 7, 2015 — News Article

Mélanie Joly to reset ‘symbols of progressiveness’ as heritage minister by Robert Everett-Green

Minister of Canadian Heritage says "The reinvestment in CBC and Radio-Canada is very important, but it’s also important to create a public broadcaster for this digital era."

Nov 7, 2015 — News Article

Ultra, cheesy access by CBC to Prime Minister Trudeau by Alan Holan

Columnist says CBC looked like a "third-world state broadcaster promoting its government" during its coverage of Justin Trudeau's first day in office.

Nov 5, 2015 — News Article

New heritage minister Mélanie Joly says money coming to the arts, CBC

Just hours after being sworn in, Canada's new Heritage Minister outlined priorities that include increasing the budgets of the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC.

Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Independent Producers Welcome New Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) congratulates the Honourable Mélanie Joly on her appointment today as Minister of Canadian Heritage.

Nov 4, 2015 — News Article

Groups already lobbying new heritage minister to change broadcast policy, fund CBC by Kyle Duggan

FRIENDS says they’ll be looking to the government to reinvigorate the CBC, but that the next step is finding out when and how will they do it.