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Jun 27, 2014 — News Article

Disruption, what’s your function? How the CBC plans to disrupt ... itself by Simon Houpt

Columnist discusses how CBC will get out of the business of producing its own content, except for news, current affairs and radio.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

Why CBC may have to sell its headquarters to survive by Tony Wong

Columnist says the public broadcaster may be forced to sell its downtown Toronto headquarters in the face of budget cuts.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Release

CBC plan abandons Canadians

CBC’s plan to privilege digital and mobile delivery over its radio and television broadcast platforms is a retreat driven by the federal government’s deep budget cuts that will leave the national public broadcaster smaller and weaker.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC to cut back supper-hour news, in-house productions

The CBC is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, a move that will reduce staff, and supper-hour news broadcasts and programs produced in-house, says CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC cutting more than 1,000 jobs, scaling back TV news and in-house production by Laura Kane

Columnist says the CBC is slashing some 20 per cent of its workforce over the next five years, while cutting back evening newscasts and in-house production and raising the possibility of selling its flagship headquarters in Toronto.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC cuts jobs, continues free music giveaway by Brian Lilley

Columnist says that despite a parliamentary mandate to provide radio and television services to Canadians in exchange for an annual $1.1 billion subsidy, CBC says it will shift more of its resources to web and mobile productions while cutting core services.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC's new strategy shifts priorities away from TV, radio to digital, mobile services by Lesley Hunter

CBC President Hubert Lacroix says CBC/Radio-Canada’s new strategy will result in a leaner, focused, more modern and financially sustainable public broadcaster by 2020.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

Massive CBC cuts anger Canadian Media Guild and Friends of Canadian Broadcasting by Charlie Smith

FRIENDS says CBC President Hubert Lacroix is helping Stephen Harper drive CBC into the ground and that all Canadians - not the just the government - are shareholders in the public broadcaster.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC to cut back ‘general’ TV programming as it shifts priorities by Daniel LeBlanc

CBC president Hubert Lacroix lays out the public broadcaster’s strategy to be on a stronger footing by 2020, with insiders forecasting a “culture shift” that will leave winners and losers in the organization.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC Sees Salvation, Continued Operation in Digital, Mobile

Investments in mobility will outpace the investment in television at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as it shifts away from traditional TV and radio and towards digital and mobile services.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

Struggling CBC cutting back evening news by Laura Kane

The public broadcaster says it plans to have 1,000 to 1,500 fewer employees by 2020, in addition to the 657 job cuts it announced in April.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

Statement by the Minister of Canadian Heritage Shelly Glover About CBC/Radio-Canada

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, issues a statement with respect to the announcement of CBC/Radio-Canada's new five-year strategic plan.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC to cut newscasts, more jobs; broadcaster will also reduce newsroom space by Laura Kane

Columnist says the CBC is slashing some 20 per cent of its workforce over the next five years, while cutting back evening newscasts and in-house production and raising the possibility of selling its flagship headquarters in Toronto.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC Reveals New Strategic Plan and Goals for 2020 by Chris Powell

Columnist says while facing an uncertain future created by the loss of lucrative NHL revenues and reduced government funding, CBC/Radio-Canada has unveiled a new strategic plan emphasizing what it describes as three “fundamental” shifts: digital, the individual and the sustainable.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC to cut back supper-hour news, in-house productions

CBC President Hubert Lacroix says the public broadcaster is shifting its priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, a move that will reduce staff, and supper-hour news.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

The CBC’s a service, not a business by Wade Rowland

Author says the CBC is a public good, like the school system, like medicare, like our universities and colleges, our public museums and galleries.

Jun 26, 2014 — News Article

CBC plans massive staff cuts as it shifts to mobile-first strategy by James Bradshaw

Canada’s public broadcaster plans to shed up to a fifth of its staff by 2020 as part of a sweeping new vision to recalibrate the way it delivers news and programming to an increasingly mobile, on-demand audience.

Jun 25, 2014 — News Article

CBC five-year plan has some fearing dismantling of public broadcaster by Tony Wong

Union leader Marc-Philippe Laurin says “We’re way beyond cutting to the bone, we’re sucking up the marrow.”

Jun 24, 2014 — News Article

CBC News changes policy on speeches given by on-air personalities by Simon Houpt

CBC News on-air personalities such as Peter Mansbridge will be banned from giving paid speeches to a wide array of groups after the public broadcaster came under fire for allowing its chief news correspondent to speak to a conference hosted by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Jun 24, 2014 — News Article

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