All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

May 11, 2016 — News Article

U.K. Government Unveils 11-Year Plan for "More Distinctive" BBC in "Major Overhaul" by Georg Szalai & Alex Ritman

A long-awaited "white paper" spells the end of the BBC Trust, but will continue the licence fee for now.

May 11, 2016 — News Article

How the CBC Let Us Down in the Wake of Jian Ghomeshi Scandal by Amil Niazi

Columnist says the CBC had a rare opportunity to reflect on its mistakes as a whole but chose instead to cauterize its parts, blaming a diseased limb even though much of the body was toxic.

May 6, 2016 — News Article

Foreign firms have unfair advantage over Cancon, committee hears by Daniel LeBlanc

Columnist says witnesses at parliamentary hearings on the future of local news are repeatedly casting U.S.-based Internet giants as villains in the Canadian media landscape, offering a hint of the battle to come later this year at a full-blown study on the future of Canada’s cultural industries.

May 4, 2016 — News Article

Consumers didn't benefit from creation of fourth wireless carrier, says study

Researchers at the Montreal Economic Institute say the country's telecom regulator can learn from failed policy by backing away from calls to interfere in the broadband Internet marketplace.

May 2, 2016 — News Article

The challenge of reshaping Canada’s cultural landscape by Daniel LeBlanc & James Bradshaw

FRIENDS says that jobs are not an end in and of themselves, but it is people who create programs.

Apr 27, 2016 — News Article

Welcome to a new nightmare in Cancon policy by John Doyle

Columnist says the Heritage Minister cannot legislate excellence into existence, but it can be encouraged.

Apr 27, 2016 — News Article

CBC Board Member Resigns to Seek Conservative Presidency by Jeremy J. Nuttall

Brian Mitchell, a Montreal lawyer, confirmed that he resigned Sunday after eight years on the government-funded broadcaster's board of directors and its pension board of trustees.

Apr 27, 2016 — News Article

Free advice for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly by Karl Nerenberg

Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage Minister, is about to launch a national consultation with an ambitious goal: to rethink policies governing Canada's broadcasting, film and other cultural industries.

Apr 26, 2016 — Blog Post

The Conservative Broadcasting Corporation

Eight of the ten 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.

CBC Board

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

CRTC releases 2015 financial results for Canadian radio stations

A total of 704 commercial radio stations offered a variety of programming to Canadians employing over 9,500 people (down 3.4% from 2014).

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

CBC to launch new digital service in London, Ont.

Heather Conway, CBC's executive vice-president of English Services, says London was identified as an area for expansion as early as 2012, when funding cuts put expansion plans there and elsewhere on hold.

 

Apr 25, 2016 — News Article

Is it possible that Cancon will end at last?

Editorial states says that a well-intentioned government comes along with proposals to drag our regulatory regime into modernity every few years - and opposition quietly mounts from long-entrenched and deep-pocketed interests.

Apr 23, 2016 — News Article

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly urges change at CBC, CRTC to boost Canadian content in digital age

Heritage Minister says Canada's cultural and creative industries are important drivers of innovation and a vibrant part of the Canadian economy.

Apr 19, 2016 — News Article

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly To Give Opening Keynote

The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content development, production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media.

Apr 15, 2016 — News Article

Steering a public broadcaster through turbulent times by James Bradshaw

Like all outlets built on traditional broadcasting, TVO finds itself managing a legacy in TV broadcasting as it navigates a landscape of digital disruption and constrained resources.

Apr 12, 2016 — News Article

Three people who could lead the TSO by Martin KNelman

Columnist says it is a big problem for Heather Conway that Hubert Lacroix, a Stephen Harper appointee, is scheduled to remain president of the CBC until his mandate expires in fall 2017, making a move to the TSP possibly appealing.

Apr 11, 2016 — News Article

Couch potatoes of Canada, unite by Heather Mallick

Canadians are cutting off their cable in record numbers, a new report called The Battle for the Canadian Couch Potato suggests.

Apr 11, 2016 — News Article

Trudeau’s cabinet style: he gives his ministers ‘as much rope,’ but pulls it back if they do something wrong by Derek Abma

Lobbyist says an influential role is emerging for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly in this cabinet, adding that she has been particularly proactive in being prepared for and contributing to discussions on all matters that come before cabinet.

Apr 1, 2016 — News Article

CBC is forced to face ugly truths about its French-language headquarters by Robert Everett-Green

An entire working-class district was razed in the early 1960s to make way for Radio-Canada’s broadcasting centre.

Mar 23, 2016 — News Article

New Investment in CBC a Welcome First Step -- Friends

FRIENDS says Former Prime Minister Harper made sure that his hostile influence over the CBC could continue by stacking the CBC Board with Conservative directors, some of whose terms do not expire until 2020.