All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles

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.

May 27, 2016 — News Article

The CBC always says it wants to ‘tell our stories.’ What’s it waiting for? by Robert Fulford

Federally mandated Canadian content regulations express a yearning for a more robust national spirit, but it’s not something you can regulate into existence.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

CBC announces 2016-17 season anchored by distinctly Canadian content

Executive Vice President of English Services says no other media company can match the depth and breadth of the CBC when it comes to distinctly Canadian storytelling.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

CBC executive fired in wake of Ghomeshi scandal sues broadcaster for ‘sacrificing’ him by Joseph Brean

A top CBC executive who was fired for his role as a key player in the Jian Ghomeshi affair claims he was politically scapegoated by the public broadcaster, and is suing for more than $700,000.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

Bullying & Harassment Claims Emerge at CBC’s As It Happens, TV Sports, and HR

Columnist says CBC Radio One, CBC TV Sports, and CBC human resources have all experienced, or are experiencing, allegations of workplace bullying and abuse.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

Level broadcast playing field, Ottawa urged by Michael Lewis

Two policy think tanks think Canada should ease the regulatory burden on traditional broadcasters to create a level playing field with less encumbered digital streaming rivals.

May 26, 2016 — News Article

We watch TV differently now, and Ottawa hasn’t kept pace by Benjamin Dachis & Daniel Schwann

Columnists say Ottawa should replace Canadian content rules with direct subsidies, focus regulatory hearings on the benefits of competition between technologies and drop ownership restrictions.

May 25, 2016 — News Article

Response to the President of the CBC/Radio-Canada

The Presidents and CEOs of three private Québec broadcasters say that instead of trying to complement the private broadcasters, Radio-Canada is duplicating or even mimicking them.

 

May 25, 2016 — News Article

CBC wants to play ads on Radio 2, Espace Musique for 2 more years

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation says increased federal funding is not enough to offset the need to continue to sell national advertising spots on two of its radio networks.

May 25, 2016 — News Article

Response to the President of the CBC/Radio-Canada

Private broadcasters say they fear that additional funding to the public broadcaster will be a blank cheque for CBC/Radio-Canada to step up its already ferocious competition against them.

May 25, 2016 — News Article

CBC Making Digital Strides After Difficult Transition: Lacroix by Chris Powell

CBC/Radio-Canada president and CEO Hubert Lacroix says the public broadcaster is focused more on RBI singles than grand slam home runs as it looks to reshape itself for a digital future.

May 24, 2016 — News Article

Hubert T. Lacroix at UBC Robson Square (Master Mind Master Class): Change or start over? The challenge of transforming large institutions.

Remarks by Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO, at the UBC Robson Square (Master Mind Master Class) in Vancouver on May 24, 2016.

May 19, 2016 — News Article

Remarks for Jennifer McGuire and Michel Cormier at the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC)

Jennifer McGuire, General Manager and Editor in Chief, CBC News, and Michel Cormier, General Manager, News and Current Affairs, French Services, appeared before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (CHPC) on May 19, 2016.