All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Jul 2, 2016 — News Article

Les réalisateurs de Radio-Canada au Québec et à Moncton craignent un lockout

The union representing Radio-Canada/CBC directors in Quebec and Moncton fears management will proceed to lockout as negotiations indicate there very little progress.

Jul 2, 2016 — News Article

Les réalisateurs de Radio-Canada au Québec et à Moncton craignent un lockout

The union representing Radio-Canada/CBC directors in Quebec and Moncton fears management will proceed to lockout as negotiations indicate there very little progress.

Jul 1, 2016 — News Article

If dissensus is the new normal in Britain, we need a new media by Des Freedman

An inquiry into the future of public service broadcasting in Britain launched its report days after the Brexit vote andholds important clues to the current breakdown of consensus is dealt with.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Calling all Canadians: stories about pioneers to new citizens will highlight CBC's Canada 150 programming

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday next year, CBC is calling on Canadians to share their stories as part of the celebration.

Jun 28, 2016 — News Article

Brad Trost, Anti-Abortion Social Conservative, Mulls Tory Leadership Bid by Althia Raj

Potential Conservative Party leadership candidate has maintained a "Privatize the CBC" petition on his website.

Jun 24, 2016 — News Article

Kids' CBC bidding farewell to longtime host Patty Sullivan

Sullivan, who has appeared on Kids' CBC since 2003, is an award-winning broadcaster who celebrated 20 years as a kids TV entertainer in 2014.

Jun 21, 2016 — News Article

More Young People Get News From Social Than TV by Erik Sass

Among American adults ages 18-24 polled by Reuters, 28% said they get most of their news from social media -- ahead of TV, cited by 24% of the same age group.

Jun 21, 2016 — Policy Brief

Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-191

FRIENDS opposes CBC’s application to the CRTC to allow ICI Musique and CBC Radio 2 to continue to broadcast national advertising.

Jun 21, 2016 — Ad Campaign

Social Media Campaign: Reform the CBC Board

The Trudeau government can and should abolish the Board through an amendment to the Broadcasting Act, replacing it with a new governance structure whose members are appointed based on merit and independent from the government.

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Jun 21, 2016 — News Article

La fin du démantèlement de Radio-Canada?

In this open letter, Alain Saulnier deplores the fact that the actual president of Radio-Canada CBC will be appointing the new vice-president of French services. He is asking the government to intervene and change the appointment process for chairmanship of Radio-Canada and CBC.

Jun 21, 2016 — News Release

Reform CBC’s Board

As the CBC’s Board of Directors meets in Ottawa today, Friends of Canadian Broadcasting is launching a new Reform the Board social media campaign calling for the CBC’s existing Board to be replaced. 

Jun 17, 2016 — News Article

Louis Lalande annonce sa retraite by Manon Dumais

Louis Lalande, vice-president of Radio-Canada French services announced he is retiring. His imminent departure puts the spotlight on the question of leadership appointments Radio-Canada/CBC.

Jun 16, 2016 — News Article

Tragically Hip's final concert to be broadcast live on CBC by Jessica Wong and Haydn Watters

August concert in Kingston, Ont., will be live on CBC-TV, Radio One, Radio 2, cbcmusic.ca and YouTube.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

CBC-TV boosting female directors in gender-parity initiative

The public broadcaster says at least half of the episodes of CBC-TV's Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland and other scripted programs will be directed by women.

Jun 13, 2016 — News Article

The fate of public service broadcasting by David Epstein

Columnist says uncritical defenders of public service broadcasting have turned a blind eye to its decline. This is not a time for conservatism but for long overdue transformation. 

Jun 10, 2016 — News Article

The sunniest Liberal, Mélanie Joly by Martin Patriquin

Columnist says Mélanie Joly has become the optimistic, smiling face of Trudeau-era Ottawa.

May 31, 2016 — News Article

Trina McQueen appointed as Vice-Chair of TVO’s Board of Directors

TVO’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Peter O’Brian is announces that Trina McQueen has been appointed to the Board as the new Vice-Chair for a three year-term.

May 29, 2016 — News Article

Now on CBC: ‘a gay native feminist comic raised by bikers’ by Donovan Vincent

Candy Palmate, who arrived on CBC’s radar in the aftermath of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal, is hosting a new weekday show from 1-3 p.m. on Radio One that she promises will be a  “sugar rush.”

May 27, 2016 — News Article

Quebec broadcasters take aim at CBC over ‘ferocious competition’ by Chris Powell

the public broadcaster is accused of using government funds to 'outpace' private counterparts.

May 27, 2016 — News Article

Man who led CBC's internal investigation into Ghomeshi's conduct sues for more than $700Gs over firing by Colin Perkel

Columnist says a former top CBC executive who became a casualty of the Jian Ghomeshi scandal is suing the broadcaster for wrongful dismissal, saying he was scapegoated for political reasons.