All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Apr 25, 2017 — News Article

Why the fuss about funding We Are Canada? It’s just tedious TV by John Doyle

Columnist says the CBC's We Are Canada is bafflingly bad television.

Apr 18, 2017 — News Article

The Todd Veinotte Show

In an interview with host Todd Veinotte, FRIENDS’ spokesperson Ian Morrison discusses CBC funding, governance and programming decisions.

© The Todd Veinotte Show

Apr 5, 2017 — News Article

When the CBC broadcasts history, politics is sure to follow by Konrad Yakabuski

Since the 2015 disbanding of the CBC’s in-house documentary unit, headed by the visionary Mark Starowicz, the public broadcaster has farmed out such programming to independent production companies. 

Apr 5, 2017 — News Article

Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer. by Stanley McChrystal

Columnist says having thoughtful television, games and other media that is not commercially driven is essential to good parenting.

Mar 27, 2017 — News Article

Peter Mansbridge: Debating his legacy by Charmaine Millaire

Columnist examines what exactly Peter Mansbridge’s legacy is and how he will be regarded after his departure from The National.

Mar 23, 2017 — News Article

Budget 2017 – The ‘Innovation’ budget fails the test of innovative leadership by Jim Love

In its analysis of the 2017 budget, FRIENDS says it’s two minutes to midnight for Canadian media, particularly in small and medium markets where a majority of Canadians live.

Mar 15, 2017 — News Article

Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments by Sopan Deb

President Trump also proposes scrapping the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a key revenue source for PBS and National Public Radio stations, as well as the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Mar 7, 2017 — News Article

CBC News announces new organizational structure by Beatrice Britneff

The news division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is revamping its organizational structure, according to a memo sent to staff by CBC News’s general manager and editor-in-chief Jennifer McGuire.

Feb 28, 2017 — News Article

Kevin O'Leary's little secret: I never wear pants on TV because the CBC is 'run by women'

Press Progress says that according to a 2011 video filmed in front of O'Leary's bathroom mirror, the current front runner in the race to replace Stephen Harper as Conservative leader expresses his frustration about working at a job where "the whole place is run by women" – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Feb 25, 2017 — News Article

Manning Manifests: CBC a prime target as conference winds down by Kady O'Malley

Columnist says the annual Manning Conference wraps up with a lively discussion on whether to sell the CBC outright, or just scale back its journalistic operations. 

Feb 23, 2017 — News Article

Preliminary Report On Culture Stops Short Of Policy Fixes by David Farrell Thu

A glimpse of what Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and her Liberal colleagues have planned to promote Canada’s cultural industries in the next several years is included in a recently released 52-page Ipsos research document.

Feb 22, 2017 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Seven of the nine current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom were appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.

Feb 22, 2017 — News Article

Canada's government shouldn't be in the business of policing 'fake news' by Graeme Gordon

When asked what role can the government should play to support credible sources and counter the fake news phenomenon, columnist says the correct answer should be: none.

Feb 22, 2017 — Blog Post

Meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau

FRIENDS' Spokesperson, Ian Morrison, met Prime Minister Trudeau to thank him for re-investing in CBC and urge him to act on his promise to reform CBC’s governance so that it is merit-based and independent.

Feb 21, 2017 — News Article

Extraordinary doc on Bobby Sands justifies public broadcasting by John Doyle

One of the bedrock reasons why public broadcasters need to exist is to provide an alternative to mainstream commercial entertainment. (Let’s leave CBC TV out of this right now.

Feb 17, 2017 — News Article

The people (and donors) have spoken: TVO will continue free over-the-air broadcasting by Joanne Laucious

In a statement, the public broadcaster announces that it will continue to transmit free signals across transmitters in Ottawa, Belleville, Thunder Bay, Chatham, Cloyne, Kitchener, London, and Windsor.

Feb 17, 2017 — News Article

The people (and donors) have spoken: TVO will continue free over-the-air broadcasting by Joanne Laucious

In a statement, the public broadcaster announces that it will continue to transmit free signals across transmitters in Ottawa, Belleville, Thunder Bay, Chatham, Cloyne, Kitchener, London, and Windsor.

Feb 3, 2017 — News Article

The BBC and the financial crisis: interview with Dr Mike Berry by Mike Berry and Ian Sinclair

What can we learn from how the BBC's coverage of the 2008 financial crisis and the long recession that followed?

Feb 3, 2017 — News Article

TVO to end over-the-air broadcast signals for every Ontario city — except Toronto by Vito Pilieci

The broadcaster, which annually receives $30 million from the province, says the move was aimed at saving around $1 million, which can be used to bolster investments into other initiatives, including its catalogue of content available for streaming online.