All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

Jan 13, 2017 — News Article

Canada needs more simulcast moments showcasing our performing artists by Stephen Hunt

Columnist says the time has come to create some more special broadcasts in line with the final Tragically Hip concert, especially as we celebrate the country's 150th birthday.

Jan 12, 2017 — News Article

Canada’s broadcasters pay tax to support our industry. Netflix and other U.S. content firms should, too by Richard Stursberg

Writer says the existing government-support measures for Canadian content were all created before the digital revolution and that Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and the tax-credit system are focused on the cultural preoccupations of 20 years ago.

Jan 11, 2017 — News Article

TVO gets $2 million donation for journalism by Tony Wong

TVO says it has received one of the largest donations for journalism in Canadian history.

Jan 11, 2017 — News Article

Liberals test Netflix tax, airport privatization and 'moonshots' ahead of budget by Bill Curry

Columnist says the federal government has tested the public’s appetite for a Netflix tax, a new smartphone app for streaming Canadian content and spending on “moonshot” projects like placing a network of balloons on the edge of space to boost Internet access.

Jan 10, 2017 — News Article

Advocates ask Ottawa to 'kill the Internet tax' as Liberals ponder new fees by Michael Lewis

The issue has been in renewed focus recently, as Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly launched a public consultation last April.

Jan 9, 2017 — News Article

The success of Schitt’s Creek marks a turning point for the CBC by David Berry

Columnist says Schitt's Creeks serves as a flag marking a new approach for CBC’s English television division.

Jan 6, 2017 — News Article

Leading change and serving the public interest

CBC President and CEO says the facts are that Canadians still watch about 27 hours of live television each week and really enjoy the public broadcaster's traditional radio services.

Dec 30, 2016 — News Article

Year-in-review: Little good news to be found in media world in 2016 by Beatrice Britneff

Representatives from The Globe & Mail and iPolitics — among others — have implored the government to stop “handing out money” to the CBC, “level the playing field” between the broadcaster and private outlets, and to consider prohibiting the broadcaster from running digital advertising — or advertising altogether.

Dec 21, 2016 — News Article

CBC telling Canadians’ stories by Shaun Poulter

CBC says that by 2020, they will be offering Canadians 18 hours of local digital content, every day.

Dec 21, 2016 — News Article

The CBC - Boon or Boondoggle by Sara Golling

FRIENDS says that among 18 major Western democracies, Canada, at $29 per inhabitant, was third lowest in terms of the level of per capita public funding for public broadcasting in 2014.

Dec 12, 2016 — News Article

CBC’s ad-free proposal shakes up heritage discussion by Simon Houpt and Susan Krashinsky Robertson

The public broadcaster argues going ad-free will allow it to take bold creative risks akin to its well funded U.K. counterpart, the British Broadcasting Corporation, and create high-quality flagship TV programs for Canadians that can be exported to the rest of the world. 

Dec 10, 2016 — News Article

Going ad-free could be good for CBC by Bob Wakeham

A fallout discussion that emerged in recent weeks after the CBC floated the idea of a commercial-free television lineup centred around the question of whether the corporation is actually fulfilling its mandate to supply alternative programming to Canadians.

Dec 9, 2016 — News Article

Scheer says he would axe CBC news division by Janice Dickson

Conservative leadership candidate says government has ‘glaring’ conflict in operating CBC.

Dec 5, 2016 — News Article

Ad-free CBC would be 'completely different,' says president

The president of CBC/Radio Canada said a proposal to increase government funding to the public broadcaster and do away with ads would transform the organization, especially its television programming.

Dec 3, 2016 — News Article

Furor over CBC’s opinion section is a tempest in an inkpot by Romayne Smith Fullerton

Columnist says that in order for Canadians to know each other, and understand the thoughts, attitudes, and values of others across our vast country, we need to expose ourselves to a range of interpretations and opinions.

Dec 2, 2016 — News Article

The Conservatives have slaughtered sacred cows before. If they target CBC, they can do it again by Chris Selley

While Conservative leadership candidate proposes to reform the CBC as an ad-free broadcaster focused on “what only it can do” in a modern media market, others in the party have assailed him for not calling to dismantle Mother Corp. outright.

Dec 2, 2016 — News Article

Ad-free CBC could serve as a rallying point for Canadian creativity by Kate Taylor

Columnist says that if the Liberals decide CBC can drop the ads, they need to make sure the public broadcaster gets the money it needs to fulfill their mandate.

Dec 1, 2016 — News Article

Memo to Kellie Leitch: Nothing more ‘un-Canadian’ than dismantling the CBC by Harrison Samphir

Columnist says the CBC’s real value cannot rationally be measured simply by the amount of profit it generates.

Dec 1, 2016 — News Article

Why is the BBC giving licence fee cash to the companies who have slashed local journalism? by Jonathan Heawood

The BBC has struck a deal to divert at least £8m of licence fee payer’s money into the pockets of newspaper publishers in every year of this Charter period – £88m in total.

Nov 30, 2016 — News Article

Ambrose Tells Trudeau To 'Just Say No' To Giving CBC $400M In Additional Funding by Ryan Maloney

Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.