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Jul 15, 2014 — News Article

CBC ‘in peril’ if funding cuts not reversed, former board members say by Simon Houpt

Nine former members of CBC/Radio-Canada’s board of directors have sent an urgent letter to the current board, saying the public broadcaster’s mandate is “in peril” if recent federal funding cuts are not reversed.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

What will the BBC TV production shake-up mean for the industry? by John Plunkett & Maggie Brown

Industry experts examine the impact of scrapping quotas and the spin-off of TV production.

Jul 14, 2014 — News Article

Don’t make Radio-Canada subsidize the CBC by Konrad Yakabuski

Columnist says that as the cuts keep coming, fans of Radio-Canada, one of the most watched public broadcasters anywhere, are starting to resent paying the price for the CBC’s failure to connect with Canadians.

Jul 10, 2014 — News Article

Everyone hates the CBC’s new strategic plan by Steve Kupferman

Columnist says the future had never looked bleaker for the CBC than it did last month, after CEO Hubert Lacroix announced that he would be cutting as many 1,500 jobs over the next six years as part of a strategic effort to absorb the broadcaster’s many budget cuts.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

LEAKED: CBC's Digital Strategy and Employee Q&A by Jesse Brown

Canadaland has obtained internal CBC documents illustrating how the organization is dealing with employee tension, rage and confusion.

Jul 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC wants 'Netflix tax'

In a submission to the CRTC, CBC argues any "over-thetop" streaming service, such as U.S.-based Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada, should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Netflix Should Pay Tax To Subsidize CanCon by Daniel Tencer

In a submission to a CRTC review of Canadian TV regulations, the public broadcaster argues that any “over-the-top” streaming service, such as Netflix, that earns more than $25 million a year in Canada should be required to pay into the Canadian Media Fund.

Jul 7, 2014 — News Article

Canadian producers renew call for Netflix Canada tax by Etan Vlessing

Canadian indie producers have used media regulator the CRTC’s current Let’s Talk TV consultation to renew their call for Netflix Canada to subsidize local Canadian content production.

Jul 4, 2014 — News Article

CBC is foolish to separate news from culture by Rick Salutin

Columnist says the CBC is planning to reduce production in areas like music and drama in order to preserve the news, its core mandate, but that everyone knows news is entertainment, too, and Peter Mansbridge is a cultural artifact.

Jul 3, 2014 — News Article

CBC President Hubert Lacroix Should Face the Music by Wade Rowland

Columnist says the real "shareholders" of the CBC or any other public broadcaster are the people of the nation it serves, not the government of the day.

Jun 28, 2014 — News Article

I sat down by the CBC and wept by Marie Wadden

CBC Broadcaster says that what is being squeezed out of the public broadcaster, drop by drop, is creativity.

Jun 28, 2014 — News Article

La saignée by Jean-François Fortin

Failing the will to defend the CBC, Columnist says Lacroix should resign and the population should demand an end to the Conservative ideological crusade to destroy the public broadcaster.

Jun 28, 2014 — News Article

The CBC report is, shall we say, unwieldy in its use of jargon by Elizabeth Renzetti

Columnist gives her take on CBC's new report "A Space for All of Us".

Jun 28, 2014 — News Article

Telecom giants say they have different views on who should pay for local TV by David Friend

In its submissions to the CRTC, Bell said it believes changes should be made by the regulator to allow local TV stations to be reclassified as "local specialty services."

Jun 27, 2014 — Policy Brief

PN CRTC 2014 – 190: Phase 3 – Let’s Talk TV

FRIENDS makes several recommendations to the CRTC as part of the Commission's examination of the Canadian broadcasting system.

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

CBC should focus on broadcasting by Bob Cox

Columnist asks why the CBC promising to turn itself into something that looks a lot like what newspapers are already doing in every community across the country?

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

Bell supports pick-and-pay, calls for changes to local TV business model

The CRTC is wrapping up a formal interventions process, part of its public consultations where it has collected comments from Canadians and the industry on the evolution of the broadcasting system, including the proposed pick-and-pay model.

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

Time for the government to re-evaluate CBC’s mandate and funding by Stephen Maher

Some people at the public broadcaster say CBC President Hubert Lacroix LaCroix is helping the Conservatives starve the CBC into irrelevance.

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

Radio Interview: The CBC is slashing 25 per cent of its workforce over the next five years

On Bill Kelly's radio show, Ian Morrison, FRIENDS Spokesperson, discusses CBC's cutback on evening newscasts and in-house production in a bid to shift its focus from radio and television to digital and mobile services.

Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

You're doing it wrong: CLC President reacts to CBC cuts

CLC President Hassan Yussuff says it's time for governments to invest in Canadians and our collective future – something that is more than possible with the healthy budget surplus already being promised.