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Dec 26, 2014 — News Article

Sex, television and Canadian content rules by Kate Taylor

Columnist says 2014 will only be remembered as the year when the public broadcaster's hippest offering was exposed as the toxic fiefdom of a man alleged to be a serial abuser of women.

Dec 20, 2014 — News Article

‘Here and Now’ among newscasts being shortened by CBC

The changes are part of a five-year strategy to shift priorities from radio and television to mobile and digital announced by the public broadcaster in June.

Dec 17, 2014 — News Article

Ghomeshi To Be Scrubbed From Q Archives, Listeners Outraged Over Removal Of Interviews by Jason MacNeil

CBC is planning to remove material featuring Jian Ghomeshi from Q's online archives following the disgraced former host being charged with sexual assault and accused of sexual harassment.

Dec 14, 2014 — News Article

CBC shortens local TV newscasts to accommodate cuts 3

Changes to programming were part of an announcement in June, when CBC president Hubert Lacroix said the broadcaster was shifting its priorities from TV and radio to digital and mobile services.

Dec 14, 2014 — News Article

Jian Ghomeshi latest issue raised in soon to be finished Senate study of CBC by Jordan Press

The president of the CBC will have one more turn testifying in front of a Senate committee early next year, and in a rare move, he’s been provided the questions for his final grilling.

Dec 13, 2014 — News Article

ABC cuts put the focus squarely on digital by Anne Davies

Columnist asks whether abandoning state coverage and cutting regional services for the sake of expansion into digital really what the national broadcaster is mandated to do?

Dec 12, 2014 — News Article

CBC News shrinks radio, TV programs by Mia Rabson

FRIENDS says at the end of the day, CBC is cutting back on what is most important to Canadians -- local news content.

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

A Plan to Mend Our Stricken CBC by Nick Fillmore

Columnist says new governance is the best prescription, but there's more to do as listeners and viewers.

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Not the public’s broadcaster after all by Philip Cross

Columnist says with the CBC’s TV ratings down 40% to a specialty channel-like 5% share of viewers even before it lost its NHL contract, according to Canadian Media Research, it’s worth asking again what has gone wrong with the Mother Corp and what should be done about it?

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

CBC shortens all local supper-hour TV newscasts to 60 or 30 minutes

The changes are part of a five-year strategy to shift priorities from radio and television to mobile and digital announced by the public broadcaster in June.

Dec 11, 2014 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

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

CBC Board

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

Local Service 20/20 Update

In an internal memo to staff, CBC's General Manager and Editor-in-Chief says the public broadcaster will be scalling back local TV news coverage across the country.  

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

CBC announces changes to local supper-hour newscasts

The public broadcaster announces that it is shortening all of its regional supper-hour newscasts beginning in the fall of 2015.

Dec 11, 2014 — News Article

CBC: Not the public’s broadcaster after all

Columnist says CBC reporters and producers are affirming their assumed superiority by churning out a constant stream of intellectual bigotry.

Dec 10, 2014 — News Article

Busted: The toxic CBC environment that abetted Jian Ghomeshi by Anne Kingston

Anne Kingston takes a hard look at the CBC—a corporation she says has bungled the Jian Ghomeshi scandal spectacularly.

Dec 10, 2014 — News Article

Regional NHL blackouts puzzle Canadian TV viewers by David Shoalts

Understanding the regional blackouts appears to be the No. 1 problem for Canadian television viewers in the first year of the NHL’s national broadcast rights coming under the control of Rogers Communications Inc.

Dec 10, 2014 — News Article

CMG proposes non-patronage appointments to the CBC Board

The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) files nominations with the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages to support non-patronage appointments to the vacant spot on the CBC Board.

Dec 9, 2014 — News Article

Union warns CBC employees about internal Ghomeshi investigation by Simon Houpt

In a memo issued to members on Monday, the Canadian Media Guild says that, while it is “strongly supportive of an independent investigation into this issue,” it is concerned employees who choose to participate in the workplace probe led by lawyer Janice Rubin might not be able to protect themselves.

Dec 8, 2014 — News Article

Scandal should not bury the CBC by Nicole McDermott

Columnist suggests if losing 657 jobs and an expected 1,000 to 1,500 more during the next five years due to funding cuts can be justified by the actions of one employee, like many are expressing, something is seriously wrong.

Dec 8, 2014 — News Article

Radio-Canada doit devenir un enjeu électoral by Alain Saulnier

Alain Saulnier, author of the exposé book Ici Était Radio-Canada, urges the francophone population to follow the mass demonstration, the unanimous resolution of the National Assembly and the intervention of Montreal's mayor by making the future of CBC/SRC an important election issue.