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Jan 29, 2015 — News Release

Mulcair first up for Friends’ Leaders Series about the CBC

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting announced today that the Honourable Thomas Mulcair, Leader of the Official Opposition and Canada’s New Democrats, will kick off Friends’ Leaders’ Series about the CBC.

Jan 23, 2015 — News Article

Le NPD promet d’annuler les coupes à Radio-Canada by Stéphanie Marin

Thomas Mulcair announces an NDP government would cancel the 115 million dollar cuts to the CBC/Radio-Canada and invest to safeguard the future and independence of the public broadcaster.

Jan 23, 2015 — News Article

Changement de ton à la SRC, se réjouit Madeleine Meilleur by Julien Paquette

Madeleine Meilleur, Ontario’s minister of francophone affairs, is optimistic that Radio-Canada’s CEO, Hubert Lacroix is opening up to her message about the importance of francophone services provided by the public broadcaster. 

Jan 23, 2015 — News Article

Radio-Canada interdit à ses journalistes toute «activité extérieure rémunérée» by Philippe Orfali

In the midst of the Amanda Lang turmoil, CBC/Radio-Canada forbids its journalists to accept paid work outside the institution.

Jan 23, 2015 — News Article

CBC’s Amanda Lang problem should end with this: Resign by John Doyle

Columnist says as citizens, consumers and taxpayers we are obliged to fund the CBC, and in return CBC delivers something that commercial broadcasters don’t have to deliver -  absolute clarity about corporate interests influencing how news and information is delivered.

Jan 22, 2015 — News Article

The NDP is promising to restore $115 million to the CBC.

NDP leader Tom Mulcair says the public broadcaster has been cut by both Liberal and Conservative governments and that an NDP government would commit to restoring the recent cuts made by the Conservatives in the 2012 budget.

Jan 22, 2015 — Blog Post

Response to NDP promise to restore CBC funding

FRIENDS welcomes this announcement. By a wide margin, Canadians like public broadcasting, and they know that CBC/SRC’s recent crisis reflects the damage that Stephen Harper’s government has done to public broadcasting through breaking its 2011 election promise to maintain or increase funding to CBC. Thomas Mulcair’s announcement reflects an awareness of this reality, and will go a long way to help restore our public broadcaster’s capacity. Addressing the cancer of partisan political appointments of Tory stalwarts to CBC’s Board is also a prudent and much-needed reform. Without editorial independence from political interference, our public broadcaster would otherwise drift in the direction of a state broadcaster à la Radio Moscow.

Jan 22, 2015 — News Article

Would Funding Boost Save the CBC? by Jeremy J. Nuttall

The NDP also pledges to bring in a new process for nominating members to the CBC's board of directors.

Jan 22, 2015 — News Article

Radio-Canada headquarters handed to private sector on a silver platter

CUPE says Radio-Canada has never been able to demonstrate with supporting figures why it wants to sell its assets to the private sector and believes it is a purely ideological decision.

Jan 22, 2015 — News Article

Public trust matters more than speaking fees by Amanda Lang

CBC's senior business correspondent saysit is painful that public perceptions of her integrity may have been compromised because she has been accused of acting improperly by allowing herself to be seen to have been in a conflict of interest.

Jan 21, 2015 — News Article

CKLB received over $550K in funding since shutdown

Since the station shut down, the Native Communications Society, which runs CKLB, has received $464,000 in federal funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Jan 20, 2015 — News Article

«On veut s’entendre, on veut se voir» by Lia Lévesque

Three ministers from Quebec, Ontario and New-Brunswick are pleading for the importance of french services at Radio-Canada.

Jan 20, 2015 — News Article

The CBC has toxic workplace syndrome by Heather Mallick

Columnist asks why, in the face of Stephen Harper’s Conservatives preying on the public broadcaster, can't CBC management get along?

Jan 20, 2015 — News Article

Our ‘impartial’ broadcasters have become mouthpieces of the elite by George Manbiot

Columnist says that the controversy surrounding CBC's senior business correspondent is symptomatic of a much wider problem in journalism: those who are supposed to scrutinise the financial and political elite are embedded within it.

Jan 19, 2015 — News Article

With "Schitt's Creek," CBC coarsens the culture another notch by William Watson

Columnist takes issue with the title of a comedy series the CBC has already renewed for a second season.

Jan 17, 2015 — News Article

There's Sitcom Potential in those CBC Missteps by Shannon Rupp

Columnist says managers over at CBC seem to have lost their grip on the purpose of public broadcasting in a democracy, which is to provide an independent source of information for voters.

Jan 16, 2015 — News Article

Un concours à un seul concurrent by Stéphane Baillargeo

An invitation to bid with only one contestant: only one business consortium is still interested in purchasing the Radio-Canada building and property. 

Jan 16, 2015 — News Article

Journalist Jesse Brown is quick to expose the failures of Canadian media. But what about his own? by Simon Houpt

Columnist says it’s hard to pin down Canadaland founder Jesse Brown’s primary allegiance, because he has a track record of playing fast and loose with facts.

Jan 16, 2015 — News Article

CBC must engage with the public’s dialogue, not brush it off by National Post Editorial Board

Editors at the National Post say the CBC, as a public broadcaster, answers to that public and that means being open to external debate.