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Jan 28, 2016 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada: The Trudeau government becoming coy about its $150 million promise

The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, says she is working to “substantially increase” the budget for CBC/Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster, but without committing to a specific number.

Jan 28, 2016 — News Article

Radio-Canada: le gouvernement Trudeau se fait discret sur sa promesse de 150 millions de dollars - Catherine Lévesque

Journalist says Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage minister, is becoming more evasive when questioned about the promise to reinvest $150 million in CBC/Radio-Canada.

Jan 27, 2016 — News Article

We know the price of journalism but not its value by Heather Mallick

Columnist says citizenship is a joint mission; we keep each other honest via different people and organizations inspecting each other for flaws or victories.

Jan 26, 2016 — Policy Brief

FRIENDS presentation to the CRTC on Local Television (BN CRTC 2015-421)

FRIENDS tells Canada's broadcast regulator that without prompt action from the CRTC, many local TV stations, particularly in small and medium markets, will likely fail.

Jan 18, 2016 — News Article

Radio-Canada’s modernization continues

A message from Louis Lalande, Executive vice-president, Radio-Canada.

Jan 5, 2016 — News Article

Canada’s new TV rules could erode jobs, funding, report warns by James Bradshaw

A new study, commissioned in part by FRIENDS, warns that rules designed to unbundle large cable and satellite packages could cause nearly 7,000 job losses and take away about $400-million in funding for Canadian programs.

Jan 4, 2016 — News Article

CBC Calgary building to go up for sale as preparations made to move west

CBC/Radio-Canada has been looking at all of its properties with the goal of selling its older buildings, said Johnny Michel, senior managing director of CBC English Services in B.C. and Alberta.

Dec 18, 2015 — News Article

Mélanie Joly says the CBC should take more Vice-like risks

Canada's new heritage minister says the Trudeau government will increase funding to "battered" arts and cultural institutions, including the CBC, but that they should adapt to the digital age.

Dec 16, 2015 — News Article

CBC's Digital Dilemma: Good Journalism or Clickbait? by Jeffrey Dvorkin

Columnist says that as the public broadcaster moves toward a more digital and smartphone universe, the wild west values of cyberspace seem at variance with the high journalistic standards on which the CBC once prided itself. 

Dec 15, 2015 — News Article

CBC employees concerned for their ‘psychological health’ by Kevin Donovan

According to an internal survey carried out following the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, many employees of Canada’s national broadcaster believe the CBC workplace is psychologically unhealthy and managers do not deal effectively with issues that may threaten or harm them.

Dec 14, 2015 — News Article

Canadian Heritage Minister at the National Young Professionals Summit on the Arts

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, addresses delegates at the National Young Professionals Summit on the Arts, Friday, November 13 in Montreal.

Dec 14, 2015 — News Article

Alain Saulnier slams political meddling at Radio-Canada in new book by Kate Taylor

Author is highly critical of CBC President Hubert Lacroix saying he failed to defend the public broadcaster's journalistic integrity and facilitated the Conservatives’ budget cuts.

Dec 11, 2015 — News Article

Federal government investigators reviewed CBC for labour code violations by Jordan Press

Newly released documents show the federal government concluded the CBC didn't break any labour laws months before a critical report detailed how the broadcaster failed to address troubling behaviour by former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.

Dec 10, 2015 — News Article

Viewpoint: It's important that Trudeau keeps his art funding promises by Nikki Nobahar

After being sworn in on Nov.4, Mélanie Joly said that one of her top priorities is to increase the budget for both the Canada Council for the Arts and the CBC. 

Dec 10, 2015 — News Article

Le costumier de Radio-Canada est sauvé by Stéphane Baillargeon

The City of Montreal and the Quebec Government have come together to create a non-profit organization to protect the costume collection.

Dec 9, 2015 — News Article

TFO Everywhere in Canada?

Through the CRTC new rules, TFO offers its television service for free to cable operators for inclusion in their entry-level basic service.

Dec 8, 2015 — News Article

Les employés ne voient pas d’urgence by Stéphane Baillargeon

The journalist explains why SCFP,  Radio-Canada’s main union is in favour of a moratorium on the downsizing plan which includethe sale of the Montreal building. The union states that, considering the funding promised by the new government, there is no emergency to liquidate the public broadcaster’s assets.

Dec 8, 2015 — News Article

Canadian Performers and Independent Producers Reach New Agreement

Canadian performers and producers have reached a new Independent Production Agreement (IPA) governing English-language production in Canada.

Dec 7, 2015 — News Article

A new era for CBC, hopefully: Things could finally start looking up for the beleaguered public broadcaster in 2016 by Cassandra Szklarski

FRIENDS says the fact the public broadcaster's scandals have  been limited to English services suggests there is a management problem.

Dec 7, 2015 — News Article

Radio-Canada lorgne le centre-ville de Montréal by Stéphane Baillargeon

Le Devoir says CBC’s management plans toabandon its Montreal building and site to relocate the public broadcaster in an 35,000-square-foot rental space.