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All CBC / Public Broadcasting Articles — 2005

Dec 28, 2005 — News Article

The year of the digital satellite by Greg Quill

Columnist comments on CBC lockout, controversy over changes to CBC Radio One, arrival of satellite radio; concludes that independent artists "ingenuous" to expect vigorous support of U.S. satellite radio applications would result in greater airplay.

Dec 21, 2005 — News Article

U.S. TV all digital by 2009

Despite government subsidy, cost to U.S. consumers to upgrade to digital technology by 2009 deadline expected to top US$3.5 billion.

Dec 19, 2005 — News Article

Annual Report 2004-2005

CBC publishes 2004-2005 annual report focused on the theme "What is a Public Space?"

Dec 17, 2005 — News Article

It's just news, not brainwashing by Christopher Dornan

CTV and CBC tied in audience for election coverage, says online poll conducted by Decima Research and the Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication; CTV and CBC news heads respond.

Dec 16, 2005 — News Article

Ex-Chairman of Public Broadcasting Violated Laws, Inquiry Suggests by Stephen Labaton

Report concludes ousted Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chairman repeatedly violated U.S. Broadcasting Act provisions designed to protect public radio and television from political interference.

Dec 16, 2005 — News Article

Radio-Canada répare une «erreur» by Paul Cauchon

Incoming president of French television and radio re-arranges programming at Radio-Canada.

Dec 15, 2005 — News Article

Une coalition à la défense de la radiotélévision publique de langue française par Paul Cauchon

Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec labour unions launch coalition to support French-language public broadcasting.

Dec 14, 2005 — News Article

CBC-TV trying to put a bad year behind it, looking for optimistic turn in 2006 by John McKay

Richard Stursberg, executive director of CBC English television, proclaims network "fully recovered" from NHL and CBC lockouts; FRIENDS disagrees, calls CBC lockout "a calamitous mistake".

Dec 13, 2005 — News Article

Tommy Douglas programming decision

CBC Acting Executive Director of Network Programming responds to complaint from FRIENDS supporter regarding decision to postpone documentary on Tommy Douglas.

Dec 13, 2005 — News Article

Memo to Fort Dork: Viewers aren't stupid by John Doyle

CBC viewers outraged with management decision to run documentary criticizing medicare system while postponing documentary about medicare founder Tommy Douglas, the latter officially to avoid appearance of partisanship.

Dec 11, 2005 — News Article

Satellite Radio: Out of the Car and Under Fire by Richard Siklos

Satellite radio has yet to turn a profit in the U.S.

Dec 9, 2005 — News Article

An open letter to the CBC in response to "Medicare Schmedicare"

Criticism of CBC decision not to air a documentary on Tommy Douglas, but proceeding to air a documentary "celebrating" private health care.

Dec 8, 2005 — News Article

TOP TV

Grey Cup coverage earns the CBC a spot in the ratings top ten.

Dec 7, 2005 — News Article

Lockout hurt CBC Radio ratings by Guy Dixon

CBC Radio fall ratings decline 25% from previous year.

Dec 7, 2005 — News Article

Canuck TV needs bucks

Industry sources say national public broadcaster requires sustained funding commitment.

Dec 7, 2005 — News Article

Layton Lays Out NDP Plan For Accountability

NDP accountability plan would make government appointments based on merit, not on patronage political connections.

Dec 5, 2005 — News Article

Pubcaster deals with fallout from labor conflict by Etan Vlessing

CBC struggles with worker morale, viewer loyalty post-lockout; FRIENDS says many Canadians were justifiably upset with loss of a service they were paying for.

Dec 3, 2005 — News Article

If Mozart embodies the CBC, why not Madonna? by Kate Taylor

Columnist says CBC Radio must change to win new audiences, avoid "fossilized" view of what constitutes appropriate programming.

Dec 2, 2005 — News Article

Singing the decompression blues

Letter to the editor disputes claim that satellite radio is "CD quality"; cites live concerts aired by CBC Radio Two as high quality sound actually superior in quality to a CD and available to any broadcaster that wants it.

Dec 2, 2005 — News Article

Sirius Canada launches its premium satellite service with CBC/Radio

Six of the ten Canadian Sirius satellite radio channels will be produced by the CBC.

Dec 2, 2005 — News Article

Some satire with your holiday shopping? by John Doyle

Author says that it is odd to postpone the Tommy Douglas story because of the election campaign while airing a documentary criticizing the state of Medicare.

Dec 2, 2005 — News Article

Election campaign pre-empts CBC political specials

CBC delays broadcast of political documentaries due to election, fear of "perception of partisanship".

Nov 28, 2005 — News Article

Don't go changing... by Guy Dixon

Response to latest changes at CBC Radio One suggests programmers out of touch with what listeners expect from CBC radio.

Nov 26, 2005 — News Article

Hey Sheila, how about a little poetry? by Kate Taylor

Columnist takes issue with Auditor General's report, says cultural spending must be justified in cultural, not just arithmetical terms.

Nov 24, 2005 — News Article

Funding rush: wallets open for the arts by Guy Dixon

Liberal government allocates new money to Canada Council for the Arts, effectively doubling its budget over three years.

Nov 23, 2005 — News Article

CBC reported in talks to outsource archives by Antonia Zerbisias

CBC to contract out advertising for CBC.ca to AOL Canada, rumoured to be in discussions to outsource rich historical program archives, cultural assets paid for by Canadian taxpayers, to the BBC.

Nov 23, 2005 — News Article

CBC hooks up with AOL in Web deal by Grant Robertson

CBC outsources advertising sales for its website to subsidiary of America Online.

Nov 23, 2005 — News Article

No kidding, the Geminis really are a crock by John Doyle

Columnist criticizes Gemini Awards for being "crass and tedious", failing to promote Canadian television.

Nov 23, 2005 — News Article

Ottawa film funding criticized by Michael den Tandt

Auditor General criticizes oversight, controls, objectives of over $800-million in federal culture spending.

Nov 23, 2005 — News Article

Actors gang up on Ottawa over CRTC, CBC

Canadian actors visit Parliament Hill, call for increased funding for CBC, CRTC to do its job to preserve Canadian airwaves for Canadian programming.

Nov 23, 2005 — News Article

Rabinovitch breaks promise on programming on the eve of Heritage confidence vote

CBC president breaks programming promise, cancels plans to produce three new local supper hour news programs in Edmonton, Montreal and St. John's; faces confidence vote before House of Commons Heritage Committee.

Nov 22, 2005 — News Article

For sale: Grey Cup commercials, old price. Call CBC by William Houston

A week before the Grey Cup, CBC had not sold all its commercial time, even at last year's rates; observers blame lockout.

Nov 22, 2005 — News Article

Minutes of Proceedings of House of Commons Heritage Committee

Heritage Committee adopts motion calling on the federal government to tighten broadcasting policies so that Canada retains control over radio and television broadcasting in Canadian territory, as recommended in the Lincoln Report.

Nov 22, 2005 — News Article

CBC moves to outsource archive sales

CBC management is reportedly negotiating to outsource management and sales of CBC archives, currently performed by employees in Toronto, to a business unit of the BBC.

Nov 22, 2005 — News Article

CBC boss facing rebuke on the Hill by Antonia Zerbisias

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage expected to show disapproval of CBC president Robert Rabinovitch through a non-confidence motion, but patronage appointments system makes it unlikely he will be removed.

Nov 21, 2005 — News Article

Leafs coast to an easy victory over Geminis by John Doyle

20th Annual Gemini Awards air on Global on a Saturday night, competing with Hockey Night in Canada; columnist says event smacks of insider affair, with major stars absent.

Nov 21, 2005 — News Article

Letter to Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

CBC union writes to Commons Heritage Committee to correct points made by CBC president Robert Rabinovitch and other CBC senior managers when they appeared before the Committee on October 27.

Nov 19, 2005 — News Article

CBC, CTV take home lion's share of early Geminis by John McKay

Global Television hosts Gemini Awards for first time; CBC and CTV dominate winnings; one repeatedly nominated show already cancelled; Canadian star of a U.S. movie of the week shot in Canada and aired by Global receives nomination.

Nov 16, 2005 — News Article

Content is Everything: Notes for a Panel Discussion by Robert Rabinovitch, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBC/Radio-Canada, Tunis, Tunisia

Speech by CBC President on impact of technology on public broadcasters and programming.

Nov 16, 2005 — News Article

CPB bias cited in probe by Brooks Boliek

Internal investigation reveals Republican former head of the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting interfered with PBS programming decisions.

Nov 15, 2005 — News Article

Why CBC needs to host programs is beyond me by John Doyle

Columnist says use of distinguished actors and reporters in unchallenging "host" roles on CBC programs insults viewers' intelligence.

Nov 14, 2005 — News Article

Dumbing down CBC radio

Editorial decries pursuit of increased ratings through mediocre programming on CBC Radio.

Nov 14, 2005 — News Article

Lessons from a strike will help the CBC by Lise Lareau

Canadian Media Guild president comments on CBC lockout.

Nov 10, 2005 — News Article

Prof. Marc Raboy: "Making Media. Creating the Conditions for Communication in the Public Good"

Text of the Spry Memorial Lecture 2005.

Nov 10, 2005 — News Article

Ottawa tapdances its way around its cultural Catch-22

Editorial criticizes lower level of federal government culture spending in Western Canada.

Nov 10, 2005 — News Article

Prof. Marc Raboy: "Making Media. Creating the Conditions for Communication in the Public Good"

Announcement for 2005 Spry Memorial Lecture in Vancouver, including link to summary and text of current and past lectures.

Nov 9, 2005 — News Article

Coverage of unrest touchy for French TV by Shiraz Sidhva

Most private broadcasters in France fail to cover civil unrest in Paris outside of the evening news.

Nov 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC friends’ voices unheard in Gomery din? by Basil Deakin

Columnist discusses FRIENDS petition calling for increased funding for CBC.

Nov 8, 2005 — News Article

Group launches drive to dump CBC's Rabinovitch by Guy Dixon

Lobby group with connections to the Canadian Media Guild and U.S.-based Communications Workers of America calls for resignation of CBC president.

Nov 7, 2005 — News Article

Pagers to survey radio listening habits by Grant Robertson

Broadcast ratings agency BBM plans to use pager-like devices to track Canadians' listening and viewing habits.

Nov 7, 2005 — News Article

Big-ticket TV languishes on the Ceeb by Mark Dillon

Despite impact of CBC lockout on promotion and scheduling of Trudeau prequel, CBC Television executive vice president Richard Stursberg concludes that low ratings mean viewers are simply not interested in docudramas.

Nov 6, 2005 — News Article

2005/2006 Broadcast Schedules

RCI publishes its shortwave and satellite channel schedules for 2005/2006 broadcast season.

Nov 6, 2005 — News Article

Far from over by Barry Kiefl

Noted expert in audience research methodologies corrects misunderstandings about the ratings performance of CBC, outlines prescription for organizational and programming changes at the national public broadcaster.

Nov 4, 2005 — News Article

Editorial: CBC President Appearance Before Parliamentary Committee

Editorial chides CBC president for refusing to take responsibility, admit mistakes.

Nov 4, 2005 — News Article

Rabinovitch tells hostile committee timing made lockout necessary

House of Commons committee bewildered by CBC president's statement that he had not yet approached the federal government about CBC's 2006 funding.

Nov 3, 2005 — News Article

You get the CBC you pay for by Chris Cobb

Media reporter writes that if Parliamentarians care about the future of CBC, they must properly fund it.

Nov 2, 2005 — News Article

CBC plans to beam up Radio 3 by Alexandra Gill

The CBC retools Radio 3 for delivery over satellite radio.

Nov 2, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

FRIENDS tells Finance Committee pre-budget consultations that the Committee should focus on two broadcasting issues: increasing the size and stability of CBC's parliamentary grant, and ensuring increased resources are deployed at the grassroots level in communities across the country, rather than in Montreal and Toronto operations.

Oct 31, 2005 — News Article

New Pub-Casting Chief Completes Right-Wing Coup by Timothy Karr

Former Republican National Committee co-chair and newly inaugurated Corporation for Public Broadcasting president Patricia de Stacy Harrison staffs her new agency with former underlings.

Oct 31, 2005 — News Article

Independent producers struggle while broadcasters reap rewards

Canadian Film and Television Production Association releases study showing that changes to film and television financing framework benefit broadcasters, hurt producers; broadcasters spending much more on foreign programming, especially drama, than on Canadian.

Oct 31, 2005 — News Article

Let technology be catalyst for CBC's much-needed renewal by Michael Geist

Columnist says technology and the Internet are CBC's best hope for relevance as a public broadcaster.

Oct 29, 2005 — News Article

In a post-lockout world, CBC faces some dramatic dilemmas by Gayle MacDonald

Lockout, delays responsible for low audience to critically-acclaimed CBC miniseries.

Oct 28, 2005 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada Revenues and Expenditures 2000-2005

Data show that increased expenditures at CBC over the five-year period 2000-2005 have significantly exceeded growth in revenues.

Oct 28, 2005 — News Article

In midst of 'worst nightmare,' CBC chief makes point to panel

Rabinovitch denies lockout a disaster; blames lack of federal funding; editorial says Heritage Committee wasted opportunity to extract critical information from CBC management.

Oct 28, 2005 — News Article

Rabinovitch defends lockout of workers by Graham Fraser

MPs chide Rabinovitch for lockout; executive vice-president of CBC English TV Richard Stursberg claims lockout saved no money.

Oct 27, 2005 — News Article

CBC News video by Eric Sorensen (Lockout 'last resort' to reach deal: CBC president)

FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison comments following appearance of CBC president and other executives before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Oct 27, 2005 — News Article

Transcript of appearance by CBC President and other CBC executives

CBC President Robert Rabinovitch, English Television Vice President Richard Stursberg and other CBC executives respond to extensive questioning by MPs at post-CBC lockout meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Oct 27, 2005 — News Article

How did it all go so wrong at the CBC? by Michael Posner

Lockout can be explained in part by a cult of management at odds with CBC's public broadcasting mission; author notes management has never faced consequences of its bad decisions, including other lockouts, reductions in local programming.

Oct 27, 2005 — News Article

Rabinovitch est malmené par les députés mais dit ne pas regretter le lock-out

CBC president Rabinovitch maintains lockout was necessary, says he does not regret it.

Oct 27, 2005 — News Article

CBC management falls from grace at Heritage Committee

CMG reports on House of Commons Heritage Committee meeting with CBC president and senior management.

Oct 27, 2005 — News Article

Lockout was worth it, CBC chief says

CBC president Rabinovitch tells Heritage Committee lockout "worth it" despite harm to market share and employee relations.

Oct 25, 2005 — News Article

Poll: Medicare, Bilingualism, Peacekeeping, CBC Essential to Canada’s Nature, but not the monarchy

Canadian Unity Council survey finds 60 percent of Canadians believe CBC is an essential part of Canada, and that its disappearance would fundamentally alter the country's nature.

Oct 24, 2005 — News Article

Blueprint for CBC's future is right before our ears by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist says CBC radio should serve as a model for CBC television; discusses history and current role of CBC vice-president of English television.

Oct 24, 2005 — News Article

Uphill fight for CBC by Etan Vlessing

CBC faces challenge to restore audience lost during lockout, especially for comedies, dramas and miniseries.

Oct 21, 2005 — News Article

U.S. fights UNESCO culture shield by Leo Cendrowicz

Once ratified, UNESCO convention on cultural diversity will give moral albeit not legal justification for government support and protection of domestic film, music, television and radio.

Oct 19, 2005 — News Article

Hatred of CBC links bitter enemies by Alan Kellogg

Column criticizes current CBC management for lack of vision, Parliament for lack of funding to support a truly relevant national broadcaster.

Oct 19, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of the Globe & Mail re: CBC president appointments process

FRIENDS notes BBC director general not a patronage appointment, reiterates call for reform of process used to appoint CBC president.

Oct 18, 2005 — News Article

Are there lessons for the CBC in the BBC?

Editorial argues CBC must follow BBC's lead and articulate a clearer vision for public broadcasting.

Oct 18, 2005 — News Article

Diversité culturelle: c'est oui à Paris par Alec Castonguay

UNESCO convention on cultural diversity adopted; only the United States and Israel vote against adoption.

Oct 18, 2005 — News Article

The CBC: What it should be by Carole Taylor

Former chair of CBC Board of Directors makes case for rebuilding CBC on a foundation of local/regional programming.

Oct 17, 2005 — News Article

Foreign Investment? No. Foreign Ownership and Control? Yes!

Analysis by Mel Hurtig of Industry Canada figures on foreign investment shows 96.8% of all foreign investment between 1985 and 2000 was for takeovers of Canadian companies by non-resident-controlled corporations.

Oct 17, 2005 — News Article

Conservative Cabinet’s Secret Deal With Enron Revealed

Details of secret arrangement between Alberta Conservative government and Enron, the matter being pursued by popular Alberta radio host Don Hill at the time of his sudden dismissal from the CBC.

Oct 17, 2005 — News Article

CBC Strife and the Future of Public Broadcasting: Interview with CBC President Robert Rabinovitch

CBC Radio interview with CBC President Robert Rabinovitch about the lockout and the future of the national public broadcaster.

Oct 17, 2005 — News Article

The Ugly Side of CBC by Lysiane Gagnon

CBC French-language television has dumbed-down to improve ratings.

Oct 17, 2005 — News Article

CBC president 'sorry,' but won't resign

CBC president says he acknowledges criticism arising from handling of lockout but has no intention to resign.

Oct 13, 2005 — News Article

Global's got the Gemini Awards. Isn't it ironic? by Andrew Ryan

CBC turns down Gemini Awards role due to conflict with Hockey Night in Canada.

Oct 12, 2005 — News Article

BBC plans fee increase amid complaints by Mimi Turner

BBC director general announces need for additional 5.5 billion pounds for programming and technological improvements over seven years, to be met in part by a 40 percent increase in BBC licence fees paid by households owning television sets.

Oct 12, 2005 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada Labour Situation: Update

Text of e-mail message from CBC president responding to citizen inquiries regarding CBC lockout.

Oct 12, 2005 — News Article

CBC workers whistle back to work by John McKay

CBC employees return to work; FRIENDS calls for changes to patronage system used to appoint CBC president.

Oct 11, 2005 — News Article

Libre opinion: La clé du cadenas par Bertrand Hall

Bertrand Hall condemns CBC lockout decision, says CBC permanence, excellence and relevance should be affirmed.

Oct 10, 2005 — News Article

Satellite radio will slowly phase out Cancon requirements by Simon Tuck

Canadian Association of Broadcasters seeks postponement of CRTC radio policy review; move suggests satellite radio will eventually justify reduction or removal of Canadian content requirements for conventional radio broadcasters; some broadcasters say they will continue to air Canadian programming to respond to demand.

Oct 9, 2005 — News Article

CBC employees accept tentative deal officially ending labour dispute

CBC employees accept new collective agreement, officially ending lockout; but programming may take days or weeks to return to normal.

Oct 8, 2005 — News Article

Tips and tricks for rebuilding the Mother Corp. by Guy Dixon

CBC television producer discusses CBC underfunding and management's focus on audience share, ratings and "high impact" drama.

Oct 7, 2005 — News Article

Angus calls on Frulla to get serious about patronage problems at CBC

NDP Heritage Critic says seven-week lockout at CBC the direct result of the patronage system used to appoint the CBC president.

Oct 7, 2005 — News Article

CBC to slowly returns to normal by John McKay

CBC to phase in the return of normal programming.

Oct 7, 2005 — News Article

Going Back to Work: Renewed and with a New Mission

Message to CBC employees from Canadian Media Guild National President.

Oct 7, 2005 — News Article

Guy Fournier Appointed Chair

CBC memo to staff regarding appointment of new chair of CBC Board of Directors.

Oct 7, 2005 — News Article

CBC appointments not partisan: Frulla by Graham Fraser

Heritage Minister defends CBC board appointees in face of patronage criticism; notes that reappointment of CBC president was approved by House of Commons Heritage Committee.

Oct 7, 2005 — News Article

Letter to the Editor: Loser on the CBC line

New CBC collective agreement, described as victory by union, results in lower pay for some employees.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

I want my, I want my, I want my CBC by Scott Piatkowski

Columnist welcomes end to CBC lockout, notes that current management has locked out employees on nearly every available occasion over the last five years.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

Scholarly Advice: The public broadcaster must start a dialogue with its audience -- and this time, it needs to listen by F.W. Peers

FRIENDS advisory council member recommends public consultations on future of CBC, calls for government to implement recommendations contained in 2003 Lincoln Report.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

Past-Presidential View: Workers and managers: Set your differences aside. Ottawa: Loosen up the purse strings by Tony Manera

Former CBC president comments on the future of CBC post-lockout.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

CTV Acquires Broadcast Rights to The Giller Prize

CTV takes over broadcasting rights to The Giller Prize from CBC, signs three-year deal.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

Testing times ahead for CBC

A sampling of editorial opinion about the CBC's future in the wake of its seven-week lockout.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

CBC-TV still doesn't get it

Editorial says Canada's public broadcaster should only fill the gaps private broadcasters do not.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

Time for hard look at way CBC is run, observers say by Graham Fraser

Criticism of lockout by newly appointed CBC board chair suggests larger governance problem at public broadcaster.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

Can the CBC make a comeback? by Paul Smith

Public broadcasting is important in Newfoundland and Labrador, and in local communities across Canada.

Oct 6, 2005 — News Article

CBC hurries to get shows back on air by Guy Dixon

CBC expects lengthy delays in returning to regular programming, including local radio programming in some cities.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

The Threat to American Democracy: Remarks by Al Gore to The Media Center

Former U.S. vice-presidential candidate Al Gore addresses the decline of the media, public discourse, the threat to American democracy, and the continued role, despite the growth of the Internet, of conventional television delivered over cable and satellite as the dominant medium of political communication.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Radio-Canada - Guy Fournier aurait apprécié plus d'information avant le lock-out

New chair of CBC Board of Directors, Guy Fournier, says Board should have been given more information about the lockout.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Radio-Canada - Guy Fournier aurait apprécié plus d'information avant le lock-out

CBC Board of Directors should have been given more information and allowed to examine all options prior to management's unilateral lockout decision, says new chair.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Des économies de 56 millions par Michelle Coudé-Lord

Article estimates cost savings resulting from seven-week CBC lockout.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Le lock-out à CBC/Radio-Canada aurait pu être évité par Gilles Toupin

Newly appointed chair of CBC Board of Directors says CBC lockout could have been avoided.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

CBC transformed? by Judy Rebick

Real talent, value of CBC are provided by its employees; CBC management should be terminated; CBC board should be replaced with public applicants having knowledge of the importance of the national broadcaster to Canadian communities.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

CBC workers back on payroll Friday

CBC employees to return to work Tuesday, October 11.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Editorial: CBC is the problem, not Rabinovitch

Editorial says attention should be focused on fate of CBC, not that of its current president; CBC described as "official state broadcaster"; prime ministerial patronage system criticized.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

All hail the CBC by Sheila Copps

Conservative leader criticized for failing to discern that CBC employees were locked out, not on strike.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout merely shows cultural divide by Alex Strachan

Fraser Institute says those who support CBC are "mostly central Canadian nationalists, mostly socialist nationalists".

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Just who won at CBC? by Kate Taylor

Columnist suggests contract worker issue not as significant as union, management made it out to be; pales alongside much larger problems at the CBC.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

The feds starved the CBC, and they won't feed it in future by Jeffrey Simpson

Columnist says CBC lockout would not have happened if the public broadcaster had sufficient federal funding.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

CBC president chastised over lockout by Linda Diebel

Newly-confirmed CBC chair Guy Fournier says CBC president should not have made lockout decision unilaterally.

Oct 5, 2005 — News Article

Event: Public Broadcasting and Citizenship

FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison to speak at forum on public broadcasting and citizenship.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC board chairman would have liked more info from management before lockout

New CBC chair Guy Fournier says board of directors should have had input into lockout decision, comments on vision for the future of the CBC.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

The Corp's in tough to win back viewers by Bruce Cheadle

FRIENDS says CBC president must answer for the extraordinary number of lockouts at the public broadcaster since 1999.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Robert Rabinovitch and the flailing CBC

Editorial says CBC management lacks both an explanation for the lockout and a plan for CBC's future.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Rabinovitch picked the wrong hill to die on by Don Martin

CBC lockout strategy a "disastrous miscalculation" by management.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Being Robert Rabinovitch

National Post editorial says following lockout, role of CBC must be reassessed, CBC television should adopt pledge-based funding model.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Editorial: CBC must outline vision for future

Editorial claims CBC has become irrelevant to many Canadians, points to need for clear vision and direction from CBC management.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC faces tough job wooing back viewers

FRIENDS says CBC president must answer for high frequency of lockouts during his tenure.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Lockout on ice as NHL season looms by Graham Fraser

CBC union claims victory in lockout; observers call lockout a "lose-lose" proposition for both sides.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC sidesteps financial fallout by Rick Westhead

Long lockout fails to deter large advertisers who say they will return to CBC.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Key now is to win back the audience by Murray Whyte

CBC union claims employees are "vindictive" and "not really in a co-operative mood to get back to work"; management says CBC will struggle to regain lost ratings.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Who really missed Promo Girl? by Michael Deturbide

CBC Radio began alienating its audience prior to the lockout.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Timing delicate for CBC's hockey revival by Guy Dixon

CBC labour agreement unlikely to be fully ratified before NHL season opener.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC, union hammering out back-to-work plan by Terry Weber

Sides must still develop timetable for CBC employees to return to work.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

No room for business-as-usual at CBC by Antonia Zerbisias

Post-lockout, CBC faces the difficult task of rebuilding itself into a national institution that all Canadians value.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Article

Change looms at CBC

MPs to ask hard questions of CBC management following lockout.

Oct 4, 2005 — Speech

Notes for Remarks by Ian Morrison to the Calgary Rotary Club, Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Calgary

FRIENDS spokesperson addresses need for CBC governance reform, increased funding of local and regional programming in aftermath of CBC lockout.

Oct 4, 2005 — News Release

Make the CBC President Accountable

FRIENDS calls for reform of patronage process used to appoint CBC president, additional funding for CBC local and regional programming.

Oct 3, 2005 — News Article

Changes needed in higher echelons of CBC, says NDP culture and communications critic Charlie Angus by F. Abbas Rana

House of Commons Heritage Committee to seek answers from CBC president Robert Rabinovitch over lockout; NDP MP calls for management terminations, sceptical of CBC English Television executive vice-president's commitment to local/regional programming.

Oct 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC and CMG reach tentative agreement

CBC management announces tentative agreement with CBC union on terms of new collective agreement.

Oct 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC stuck with original mandate

Conservative Party candidate and former Global Television News anchor comments on need for a new, less costly mandate for CBC.

Oct 3, 2005 — News Article

Negotiations Update: We have an agreement in principle!

CBC union announces agreement in principle with management on terms of new collective agreement.

Oct 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC, union reach tentative deal

CBC management and union reach tentative settlement, but unclear when employees will return to work.

Oct 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC, union reach deal to end bitter lockout by Guy Dixon

CBC management, union sign memorandum of agreement to end lockout, actual language not finalized.

Oct 2, 2005 — News Article

Polls consistently report that Canadians trust CBC above other broadcasters, says Ian Morrison

FRIENDS spokesperson writes that based on poll results, Canadians consistently trust CBC more than other broadcasters, and want it funded properly.

Oct 2, 2005 — News Article

The price of our ambivalence by Douglas Bell

Not increasing CBC's funding will be politically expedient so long as there are polls to suggest vocal CBC supporters are in the minority.

Oct 2, 2005 — News Article

Let the 10 per cent of Canadians who say they miss CBC pay for it, argues Rondi Adamson

Toronto-based writer says CBC not an essential service, would rather spend $29 elsewhere.

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

Do Conservatives need to shut down CBC to win, asks Sen. Campbell

Liberal Senator addresses Tory Senator's hopes that the lockout will last until the next election, notes that if the Tories had the support of the 37% of Canadians who reported they were inconvenienced by the lockout, they would win the election.

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

Regulator without a cause by Tony Keller

Article concludes that Canadian content policies and the CRTC are nearing the end of their shelf life.

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

For artists abroad, the CBC is the voice of Canada by Gavin Bryars

Leading English composer says Canada's national public broadcaster is second only to the BBC, notes that CBC management's lockout decision is reminiscent of the "techniques of vicious 19th-century industrial barons".

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

Pressure building among Liberals to end CBC lockout by Michael den Tandt and Guy Dixon

MPs hear from constituents, increase pressure on government to bring end to CBC lockout.

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

I have to ask: Have we no pride? by Heather Mallick

Columnist criticizes prime minister for allowing "Canada-hating bean-counters" to keep CBC off the air for seven weeks and counting.

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

We've come to rely on culture of the handout by Michael Campbell

CBC part of Canada's "culture of dependence".

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

Lockout may cost CBC Grey Cup broadcast by Sean Fitz-Gerald

CFL may move Grey Cup broadcast to another network if CBC lockout continues.

Oct 1, 2005 — News Article

Rabinovitch feels the heat of CBC lockout by Chris Cobb

CBC president given rough ride by MPs, ministers, CBC board of directors over lockout; FRIENDS says president is wearing the lockout decision personally, expects he will have less freedom over remainder of his two-year term.

Sep 30, 2005 — News Article

No good outcome for CBC lockout by Knowlton Nash

Knowlton Nash fears aftermath of CBC lockout will be to polarize an internal war between management and creative personnel and an external war between supporters and detractors of public broadcasting.

Sep 30, 2005 — News Article

CBC negotiations enter news blackout by Guy Dixon and Michael den Tandt

CBC labour negotiations placed under news blackout; House of Commons Heritage Committee to summon CBC president Robert Rabinovitch to meeting following end of lockout.

Sep 30, 2005 — News Article

CBC union claims labour minister as ally in dispute by James Gordon

Canadian Media Guild interprets Labour Minister's statements regarding long-term, permanent employment for all Canadians as supportive of its negotiating position.

Sep 30, 2005 — News Article

Minister seeks a deal, not PR in CBC talks by Graham Fraser

Minister of Labour criticizes CBC management, union for focusing on public relations rather than reaching an agreement and ending the lockout.

Sep 30, 2005 — News Article

Liberals replace former Tory minister at TVO by Robert Benzie

Ontario government replaces Isabel Bassett as chair of TVOntario; oversight responsibility moves to education ministry.

Sep 29, 2005 — News Article

Editorial: CBC adds flavour to national dialogue

Student newspaper editorial defends importance of CBC.

Sep 29, 2005 — News Article

A cynical waste of taxpayers' money

CBC union calls latest CBC contract offer worse than the offer rejected prior to the lockout, criticizes use of public funds to run "misleading" newspaper ads.

Sep 29, 2005 — News Article

Newly Aligned TVOntario to Support Government's Education Agenda

Ontario government announces changes to management, government oversight of provincial public broadcaster.

Sep 29, 2005 — News Article

Use it or lose it; Canada's CBC

The post-lockout future of Canada's public-service broadcaster is uncertain.

Sep 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC brass tables `comprehensive' offer to workers by Graham Fraser

Canadian Media Guild says CBC management's "compromise offer" not a compromise on key issues.

Sep 28, 2005 — News Article

CBC management remains unmoved

Canadian Media Guild issues bulletin on progress of negotiations two days after intervention by federal Minister of Labour.

Sep 28, 2005 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada makes compromise in settlement offer to CMG

Details of latest CBC offer to Canadian Media Guild.

Sep 28, 2005 — News Article

MPs question CBC corporation execs on lockout

MPs criticize CBC management for locking Canadians out of CBC.

Sep 28, 2005 — News Article

Media Guild, CBC to talk until they reach a deal by James Gordon

CBC management, union continue to work with federal mediators; federal NDP leader spars with Labour Minister over government's response to lockout.

Sep 28, 2005 — News Article

CPB board taps 2 GOP activists by Brooks Boliek

Republican party fundraisers appointed to head U.S. public broadcasting body, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Sep 28, 2005 — News Article

Event: The CBC: Tuned In or Tuned Out?

Public forum on CBC lockout with John Doyle (Globe & Mail), Sadia Zaman (VisionTV), Suanne Kelman (Ryerson School of Journalism), Wednesday, September 28, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Letter to FRIENDS supporter from NDP leader Jack Layton

Federal NDP leader outlines NDP position on CBC lockout and Parliamentary initiatives to end it.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

CBC plays essential role in our cultural life by Sam Bulte

Post-lockout, CBC's critical role in Canadian culture needs to be clarified or redefined, says Liberal MP.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Fontana reads riot act to CBC by Graham Fraser

Minister of Labour calls on CBC management, union to resolve outstanding issues and end lockout.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Ministers call for end to CBC labour dispute

Return of Parliament focuses attention of MPs, ministers on CBC lockout.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Minister confident of CBC resolution by James Gordon

Despite Labour Minister intervention to end CBC lockout, core management-union dispute reportedly remains.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Labor minister gets involved in CBC lockout by Etan Vlessing

Federal Labour Minister calls lockout "unacceptable", instructs management and union to resolve dispute.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Let all Canadians redefine CBC by Patrick Watson

Former CBC board chair clarifies position, responds to criticisms of op-ed calling for CBC to be dismantled and let out to tender.

Sep 27, 2005 — News Article

Global to telecast Geminis by Gayle Macdonald

Global declares "commitment to strong Canadian programming", replaces CBC as host network for Gemini Awards for first time in 18 years.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

"Current situation is unacceptable": Fontana

CBC union lockout bulletin reports on union/management meeting with federal labour minister.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

Transcript of Question Period

Bloc Quebecois MPs challenge Minister of Labour on federal response to CBC lockout.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

Statement by the Honourable Joe Fontana on his meeting with representatives of the CBC and the Canadian Media Guild

Minister of Labour says CBC management, union doing "a major disservice" to themselves and to all Canadians by prolonging lockout at CBC; provides mediator to assist parties to resolve differences.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

Federal government steps into CBC lockout by Allan Woods

Rural and remote communities suffer without CBC; employees to demonstrate on Parliament Hill as union and management meet with federal Minister of Labour.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

CBC-deprived radio addict itching for a quick fix by Frank Etherington

Columnist condemns lockout as "poor stewardship" by CBC management, urges CBC listeners to telephone concerns to Prime Minister Paul Martin.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

Here's a couple of projects for Parliament to take on by Geoffrey Stevens

CBC lockout shows national public broadcaster needs change of leadership.

Sep 26, 2005 — News Article

Canada's Inuit need the CBC by Jose Kusugak

Inuit leader says lockout has been devastating, CBC should be deemed an essential service in Canada's far north.

Sep 24, 2005 — News Article

The CBC's mystery manager by Guy Dixon

Anonymous CBC manager runs blog critical of other management.

Sep 24, 2005 — News Article

Dead Air: Give me back my CBC by Nicola Hamer

Ottawa resident laments loss of CBC radio.

Sep 24, 2005 — News Article

About the CBC, it ain't even elementary, Mr. Watson by Don Ferguson

Royal Canadian Air Farce producer responds to Patrick Watson op-ed.

Sep 24, 2005 — News Article

Where is the CBC money going? by Susan Delacourt

MPs returning to Parliament may push for back-to-work legislation, probe into CBC use of public money during lockout; former Ontario Conservative premier Bill Davis comments on lockout.

Sep 23, 2005 — News Article

Government to pressure CBC/CMG for a quick settlement

A copy of the letter sent by federal labour minister Joe Fontana to CBC management and the CMG.

Sep 23, 2005 — News Article

Former Ontario premier on the future of the CBC

Former Ontario premier Bill Davis speaks with CBCunplugged.com about the CBC, its past, and its future.

Sep 23, 2005 — News Article

Mothercorp is adrift by Anthony Germain

Locked-out CBC host comments on contract work issue, CBC management, effects of lockout on staff morale.

Sep 23, 2005 — News Article

Minister to meet with both sides in CBC dispute

CBC management, union to attend meeting with federal Minister of Labour to discuss lockout; FRIENDS views meeting as positive development that will focus more public attention on CBC president.

Sep 23, 2005 — News Article

Ottawa gets involved in CBC lockout by CBCUnlocked

Federal Labour Minister Joe Fontana calls meeting with CBC President Robert Rabinovitch and Canadian Media Guild CBC Branch President in Ottawa for Monday, September 26.

Sep 23, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout shakes Liberals by Susan Delacourt

Liberal MPs express frustration with management handling of CBC lockout.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

Watson's remarks without merit, says Ian Morrison

FRIENDS comments on op-ed by former CBC chair Patrick Watson.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

CBC damage done by Andrew Cash

Private broadcasters benefit from CBC lockout, reflected in minimal news coverage of lockout on private networks; FRIENDS understands that savings from CBC lockout may be sufficient to offset revenues lost during NHL lockout.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

Canadian Media Guild offer will delay settlement with CBC

CBC management rejects latest union offer; plans counteroffer.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

Guild Tables Offer of Settlement

CBC union tables offer of settlement, states belief that it forms the basis for an agreement with CBC management.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

Darkened CBC cast shadow for others by Martin Knelman

Columnist points to numerous cultural victims of CBC lockout.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

Proud to be dumb and !#$%&!! dumber by Lawrence Martin

CBC implicated in cultural race to the bottom.

Sep 22, 2005 — News Article

CBC: It's time for a switch by Patrick Watson

Former CBC chair blames lockout on "management ineptitude"; advocates shutting down the CBC, replacing it with a new public broadcaster.

Sep 21, 2005 — Blog Post

Official Programme: End the CBC Lockout - An Evening in Support of Public Broadcasting

Text of the official programme of a Toronto concert organized by FRIENDS, ACTRA and others to rally support for public broadcasting and call for an end to the CBC lockout.

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

Remarks by Joe Clark

Text of remarks by former prime minister Joe Clark at evening in support of public broadcasting, Massey Hall, Toronto.

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

Lawmakers Prepare Plans to Finance Storm Relief by Carl Hulse

Republicans in U.S. House of Representatives to finance Hurricane Katrina rebuilding and rescue efforts in part through ending support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

MPs pressuring feds to end CBC lockout by Bradley Bouzane

Majority of Atlantic caucus signs letter to CBC management stating concerns about how lockout is affecting their region.

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

Lockout economics: Is there a link between the CBC's labour dispute and the hockey season that wasn't? by CBCUnlocked

FRIENDS calls theory that savings from CBC lockout are being used to offset losses resulting from NHL lockout "plausible".

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

U.S. frontier saga replaces Trudeau miniseries by John McKay

Famous Canadians deliver single message at Massey Hall event in support of public broadcasting: "Bring back the CBC".

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

CBC board backs management by Peter Rakobowchuk

CBC Board of Directors announces support for management decision to lock out workers; FRIENDS says next step is for Parliament to become involved.

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

Statement by CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors

CBC Board of Directors issues statement on CBC lockout.

Sep 21, 2005 — News Article

Free Toronto concert in support of CBC workers

FRIENDS co-sponsors evening in support of public broadcasting, Wednesday, September 21, 8 p.m., at Massey Hall in Toronto.

Sep 20, 2005 — News Article

NDP Calls for Rabinovitch Resignation

NDP Heritage Critic, MPs say CBC President/CEO Robert Rabinovitch should be replaced.

Sep 20, 2005 — News Article

CBC's managers look like twerps in this farce by John Doyle

CBC lockout galvanizes workers, focuses public attention on management.

Sep 20, 2005 — News Article

CBC pickets walk PR line by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist says CBC lockout makes both sides look bad.

Sep 20, 2005 — News Article

Editorial: CBC must explain reason for lockout

Editorial says CBC senior management owes Canadian public an explanation, should agree to request to appear before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Sep 19, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC Board requesting meeting to discuss CBC Lockout

FRIENDS writes to CBC Board to request meeting on CBC lockout, forwards policy suggestion that Board overturn management decision to lock out employees; Acting Chair of CBC Board, who is also CBC President and CEO, denies request; proposed Chair comments on Board decision to support management.

Sep 19, 2005 — News Article

Letter to the Editor: Public suffering in CBC lockout by Frank Peers

FRIENDS advisory council member calls on CBC board to reverse management decision to lock out employees.

Sep 18, 2005 — News Article

Scheduling broadcasting's facelift by Marianne Ackerman

Corporate fixer, scholar comment on CBC lockout, leadership (or lack thereof) in Canadian broadcasting.

Sep 17, 2005 — News Article

A message from the bargaining committee

CBC union contends management is not seeking a quick end to the lockout, blames time required for CBC bargaining committee to consult senior management on union proposals.

Sep 17, 2005 — News Article

Sex, talk and salsa Sheila. It's public TV in Quebec! by Konrad Yakabuski

Quebec CBC replaces evening news with talk show, sees ratings spike; Florian Sauvageau calls changes a "caricature" of public television at odds with CBC's public broadcasting mandate.

Sep 17, 2005 — News Article

MPs want CBC head to report by Graham Fraser

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage asks CBC president to appear before the Committee, report on the CBC lockout.

Sep 17, 2005 — News Article

Government should get real cbc back on air by Alex Munter and Jake Rupert

Well known Canadians refuse to give interviews to CBC managers during lockout.

Sep 17, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout could keep outspoken Cherry off the airwaves by Dave Stubbs

Don Cherry says he would not cross picket line, despite being upset with union.

Sep 16, 2005 — News Article

Glenn Gould Prize Concert honouring Sir Andre Previn

Sunday afternoon, September 25th, at George Weston Recital Hall in Toronto.

Sep 16, 2005 — News Article

BBC footing digital bill for poor by Mimi Turner

BBC to meet cost of upgrading television sets and aerials required to switch elderly and disabled viewers from analog to digital television.

Sep 16, 2005 — News Article

CBC Lockout in Second Month; Talks Continue, Support Concert Planned

FRIENDS co-sponsors event to support public broadcasting, September 21, 8 p.m. at Massey Hall in Toronto.

Sep 16, 2005 — News Article

Will Jean cross CBC picket line? by Andrew Mills and Susan Delacourt

Canadian Media Guild plans to picket if CBC attempts to broadcast installation of new governor general; prime minister, governor general, others say they will not cross a picket line.

Sep 16, 2005 — News Article

CBC won't air swearing in of new G-G by Oliver Moore

CBC will reportedly not cover the governor general's installation to avoid confrontation with Canadian Media Guild., which has said it will picket the event if CBC covers it.

Sep 16, 2005 — News Article

Martin vows he won't cross CBC picket line by Elizabeth Thompson

Prime Minister would delay opening of Parliament, installation of new Governor General rather than cross CBC picket lines.

Sep 15, 2005 — News Article

Debate about the role of the CBC

FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison and Conservative Party heritage critic Bev Oda discuss the role and future of the national public broadcaster.

Sep 15, 2005 — News Article

CBC abandons Terry Fox special after locked out employees block satellite truck by Dene Moore

Terry Fox Foundation upset that 25th anniversary run a flashpoint for CBC lockout, says Foundation does not want to take sides.

Sep 15, 2005 — News Article

CBC talks said 'make or break' by Etan Vlessing

CBC labour negotiations reportedly entering critical phase; famous Canadians to perform at free concert in Toronto September 21 to encourage support for public broadcasting, end to CBC lockout.

Sep 15, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout erodes the basis for the network's existence by Craig McInnes

CBC programming during lockout does not fulfil the public broadcaster's mandate and fuels arguments it should be shut down.

Sep 15, 2005 — News Article

Bloated, biased CBC needs new management by James Ferrabee

Article says CBC employees have too much control of the corporation, managers need to win back control; CBC management should be replaced.

Sep 14, 2005 — News Article

Letter to the Editor: Missing the CBC

Letter to the editor takes issue with Conservative Senator's statement on the CBC.

Sep 14, 2005 — News Article

CBC's Rabinovitch attacks government

Challenged on lockout, CBC President Robert Rabinovitch points to insufficient government funding.

Sep 14, 2005 — News Article

CMG Bulletin: Contract Talks Head into Critical Phase

Union update on status of negotiations with CBC management.

Sep 14, 2005 — News Article

LeBreton's got the CBC question all wrong by Kate Taylor

Conservative Senator's comments reflect pattern of prime ministerial mistrust of the CBC; Liberal cuts have given CBC journalists no reason to treat that party more favourably in news coverage; polls show CBC support cuts across party lines.

Sep 14, 2005 — News Article

Leaders leave CBC prone and bleeding by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist takes issue with Conservative Senator's comments on CBC, notes that naysayers underestimate the importance of Canada's public broadcaster and the appeal it has to many Canadians.

Sep 14, 2005 — News Article

Burst that union bubble by Noah Richler

Contract worker says that CBC union position on contract workers hampers creativity and competition, and that CBC should shed "ludicrously overpadded" management and devote savings to making programs.

Sep 13, 2005 — News Article

Letter to FRIENDS supporter from Stockwell Day

Conservative MP responds to letter from FRIENDS supporter regarding CBC lockout.

Sep 13, 2005 — News Article

Hurricane Katrina? Blame the media

Members of the Bush administration blame slow response to Hurricane Katrina on alleged media stories claiming that New Orleans had "dodged a bullet"; Wall Street Journal reports no such story was found.

Sep 13, 2005 — News Article

AFL-CIO in Solidarity with Locked Out Canadian Workers by William Hughes

American Federation of Labour expresses solidarity with Canadian Media Guild, an affiliated union of Communications Workers of America, over CBC lockout.

Sep 13, 2005 — News Article

Love it or hate it, Canadians need the Mother Corps by Michael Higgins

CBC's weaknesses do not overshadow its importance and value as the only broadcaster with a national mandate.

Sep 12, 2005 — News Article

Letter to the Editor: Political bias of CBC shows up in a poll

Conservative Senator says she hopes CBC lockout continues, looks forward to a federal election without coverage by the CBC.

Sep 12, 2005 — News Article

CBC talks back on, but problems remain by Sean Davidson

Major hurdles reportedly remain in CBC lockout; management pushes back fall launch.

Sep 10, 2005 — News Article

CBC's not perfect, but we need it

Editorial says CBC is an important voice that Canadians cannot afford to lose.

Sep 10, 2005 — News Article

Tory senator hopes for long lockout

Tory senator Marjory LeBreton says she hopes continued lockout will prevent CBC coverage of next federal election.

Sep 10, 2005 — News Article

CBC strike means fewer eyes on government by Murray Mandryk

CBC lockout means fewer sharp journalists are watching the government and questioning PR spin, especially in smaller markets like Saskatchewan.

Sep 9, 2005 — News Article

Radio satellite: le cabinet federal ne renversera pas la decision du CRTC par Michel Bellemare

FRIENDS, others disappointed by cabinet decision on satellite radio; small number of Canadian channels on U.S. services approved by CRTC will undermine Canadian content.

Sep 9, 2005 — News Article

Fournier has big plans for CBC by Elizabeth Thompson

New CBC chair wants to see CBC and Radio-Canada work more closely together, do more to foster national unity.

Sep 9, 2005 — News Article

New CBC chairman lifts hopes in worker lock-out by Sean Gordon

FRIENDS says the fact CBC's president is not accountable to its board means the appointment of a new chairperson is unlikely to bring an end to the current labour dispute.

Sep 8, 2005 — News Article

Minister Frulla Proposes Appointment of Guy Fournier as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Heritage Minister proposes Quebec writer as chair of the CBC board of directors; the proposed appointment will be referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for review.

Sep 8, 2005 — News Article

Maybe CBC isn't worth its cost, MP says by Bill Curry

Conservative Heritage critic calls for parliamentary debate on future of CBC, hints that continued public funding, particularly of CBC English language television, may no longer be justified.

Sep 8, 2005 — News Article

Journalist to chair CBC board

Quebec author, scriptwriter and producer Guy Fournier has been appointed chair of the CBC board of directors.

Sep 8, 2005 — News Article

Taxpayers entitled to money back during CBC dispute by Don Martin

Article says taxpayers deserve refund for lockout at CBC.

Sep 7, 2005 — News Article

Letter to the Editor: CBC-TV is embraced by Canadians

Media research expert calls columnist's dismissal of CBC-TV on the basis of audience share "facile and irrelevant".

Sep 7, 2005 — News Article

When do we get our money back from the CBC? by John Doyle

Columnist calls CBC programming during lockout a disgrace, exposes poor quality of promotional materials produced by PR firm recently contracted to replace CBC in-house publicity department.

Sep 7, 2005 — News Article

Hockey season could be CBC tipping point by William Houston

Columnist speculates turning point in CBC lockout may not come until the start of the NHL season in October.

Sep 7, 2005 — News Article

Frulla: Taking the heat and loving every minute by James Adams

Canadian Heritage minister discusses CBC lockout, cabinet deliberations on satellite radio.

Sep 5, 2005 — Ad Campaign

Stand with Canadians

Advertisement sponsored by ACTRA, FRIENDS, CIRPA, SOCAN in Ottawa's Hill Times concerning results of opinion poll showing 64% of Canadians want the Government of Canada to intervene in CRTC satellite radio decisions because the proposed services offer too little Canadian content.

Sep 5, 2005 — News Article

"Pulling the Plug: The CBC Lockout and the Future of Public Broadcasting in Canada"

Two-part audio documentary offer indepth account of the current CBC labour crisis, as told through the many voices of workers on the picket line in Toronto.

Sep 5, 2005 — News Article

CBC Newsworld rakes in lucrative fees despite strike by Shannon Kari

CBC continues to collect subscription fees from its specialty service, Newsworld, despite lack of original programming and other departures from its licence conditions.

Sep 5, 2005 — News Article

Overturning satellite ruling would signal lobbyists reign by Michael Geist

Columnist echoes view of U.S. satellite radio providers, complains that CRTC licensing process has been politicized and that cabinet review runs contrary to prior statements by Heritage Minister upholding CRTC independence.

Sep 5, 2005 — News Article

An NHL-style lockout could kill the CBC by David McGuinty

Ottawa-area Liberal MP calls on CBC management to resume normal service first, then negotiate a settlement.

Sep 4, 2005 — News Article

Show Film Board the money: chairman

National Film Board has banner year, but says additional long-term funding will be required to repeat the success.

Sep 3, 2005 — News Article

Where's the CBC vision? by Robert Fulford

Columnist notes CBC management cannot explain benefits to viewers or to Canadian broadcasting from greater flexibility to contract out, argues management lacks vision for CBC's future.

Sep 3, 2005 — News Article

Locked out, tuned out, treasured by Rex Murphy

CBC lockout described as "intemperate and chilling", and likely to damage the national public broadcaster out of proportion to the labour issues that gave rise to it.

Sep 2, 2005 — News Article

CBC, last bastion of the neo-cons by Rick Salutin

Columnist says CBC management priorities reflect the antiquated neo-conservative financial policies of the 1980s and 1990s.

Sep 2, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout by Wayne Lewchuk, Alice Dewolff, Andy King, Marlea Clarke

Academics discredit CBC management plans for labour "flexibility".

Sep 2, 2005 — News Article

Form letter response from CBC President to viewers/listeners concerned about CBC lockout

E-mail form letter response from CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to CBC viewers/listeners concerned about the ongoing lockout.

Sep 2, 2005 — News Article

Letter to the Editor: CBC's northern exposure

CBC is especially missed in rural and remote areas such as Nunavut, where it is the only broadcaster.

Sep 1, 2005 — News Article

Who needs the CBC anyway? Um, I guess I do by Margaret Wente

Despite poor funding, invisible management, and other shortcomings, CBC is unique in its role and can't be replaced.

Sep 1, 2005 — News Article

The things you can learn from the CBC lockout by John Doyle

Columnist comments on behaviour of both sides in CBC lockout, CanWest Global programming, inadequacy of U.S. news coverage of aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

Sep 1, 2005 — News Article

Oz gov't outlines media reform plan by Blake Murdoch

Australian government proposes loosening cross-media and foreign ownership restrictions.

Sep 1, 2005 — News Article

CBC commits suicide with lockout by Harry Bruce

CBC lockout reveals management and government ambivalence toward the national public broadcaster.

Aug 31, 2005 — News Article

COMMENTARY: CBC lockout shows how broadcaster and union are out of touch by Laurel Hyatt

Editorial speculates that private broadcasters could never lock out their employees and hope to survive.

Aug 31, 2005 — News Article

CBC talks resume by John McKay

CBC management and union to hold "preliminary talks".

Aug 31, 2005 — News Article

Cutting off CBC spites us all by Arnold Amber

Canadian Media Guild responds to article by CBC President Robert Rabinovitch.

Aug 31, 2005 — News Article

CBC, unions to discuss ending feud by Etan Vlessing

CBC management and union to discuss resuming formal negotiations.

Aug 30, 2005 — News Article

Q&A with CBC TV's point man, Richard Stursberg by Steve Maich

Executive vice president of CBC Television responds to questions regarding CBC lockout.

Aug 30, 2005 — News Article

CBC's split personality by Steve Maich

Article says CBC television needs to follow CBC radio's lead, decide whether it is a public service or a competitive media outlet.

Aug 30, 2005 — News Article

The CBC's boss speaks: The fight's over means, not ends by Robert Rabinovitch

CBC president presents management's position in CBC lockout.

Aug 30, 2005 — News Article

CBC dispute a huge blow to public broadcasting

Former CBC board chair Carole Taylor says CBC lockout will hurt public broadcasting.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC is "misinforming Canadians" says CEP

CEP says that treating a major cultural institution such as CBC like a hockey league is "preposterous" and that the government should take steps to end the lockout.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC employees should lock out their management by Jack McAndrew

Former member of CBC Board of Directors says current management is destroying the CBC and must be replaced.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC already using contract workers more than private sector, says CEP

CEP calls for end to lockout, notes that private broadcasters have fewer contract workers, fewer labour disputes.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Were we not Canadians before the very appearance of the CBC in the 1930s by Jonathan Fortier

Op-ed argues for end of CBC, contends that CBC programming and personalities would find their way onto private broadcasters.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Who needs CBC now that there's satellite radio? by Kevin Brooker

CBC radio needs to return to the top of its game to justify its public subsidy, compete with private sector and new broadcasting technologies.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout? Big deal by Peter Worthington

Columnist says Canada better off without the CBC.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

What's on the line by Mark Starowicz

CBC producer Mark Starowicz comments on CBC lockout.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Canada became what it is by developing institutions that promote our identity, says Richard Nimijean

CBC is still a necessary national institution.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Rivals eye CBC talent by John Doyle

Private broadcasters rumoured to be conducting "talent raid" on locked-out CBC reporters.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Collateral damage starting to mount from CBC lockout by Antonia Zerbisias

CBC lockout is having collateral damage on writers, publishers, advertisers and others who rely on a fully operational CBC.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Canadians shrugging off CBC lockout: poll

FRIENDS believes CBC management chose late summer lockout date to ensure the least public reaction.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Impact of CBC labour dispute contained to date

Decima Research poll concludes CBC lockout having "limited impact on Canadian consumers" after its initial week.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout: What lockout? by Sue Bailey

37 percent of Canadians in a national poll including non-CBC listeners/viewers say CBC lockout has been a minor or major inconvenience.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Is CBC profiting from lockout? by Sean Davidson

FRIENDS notes that CBC television viewers typically switch to other channels when CBC goes off the air, and are slow to return.

Aug 29, 2005 — News Article

Klymkiw seeks larger profile for CFC by Matthew Hays

Former executive vice president of CBC English Television laments that in contrast to Britain, there is only "modest" support for public broadcasting in Canada.

Aug 28, 2005 — News Article

CBC management clarifies where it says negotiations stand

CBC management says 40 outstanding issues stand between lockout and a new collective agreement.

Aug 28, 2005 — News Article

Point de rupture, à Radio-Canada par Paul Cauchon

Lockout makes it unclear whether major documentary, three years in the making, concerning the 1995 Quebec referendum will air at the same time on CBC as on Radio-Canada.

Aug 28, 2005 — News Article

Télévision - Guerre d'écoute en vue! par Paul Cauchon

CBC lockout does not change the fact that for most viewers, the only essential question is: what to watch?

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

Living without the CBC by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says CBC might have been needed at one time, but is no longer.

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

CBC future at risk in labour dispute

Editorial says Ottawa must decide if having a national public broadcaster is important, and if so, provide sufficient funding.

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

Lockout tests loyalties by Melissa Leong

CBC loses listeners and viewers, competitors gain due to lockout.

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

Canadians deserve better from CBC by Kim Trynacity

Alberta CBC journalist says CBC must devote more resources to the regions.

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

A lockout? How about a rethink? by Kate Taylor

Columnist criticizes CBC president for being "invisible" during lockout, not involving employees in finding solutions to CBC's problems.

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

Feds won't intervene in CBC lockout, says Frulla

Heritage Minister empathizes with locked out CBC workers, but says government will not intervene to force a settlement.

Aug 27, 2005 — News Article

Wanted: new chairperson for the CBC by Guy Dixon

Ottawa officially looking to replace CBC President Robert Rabinovitch as acting chair of CBC.

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout update

Canadian Media Guild lockout update says the union will not return to the table unless there is some chance of success at reaching a deal on a new collective agreement

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

Feds to Replace Rabinovitch as CBC Chair

The federal government is reportedly moving to appoint a new chair of the CBC Board of Directors; CBC President is currently interim chair.

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

CBC TV vice-president locked out

Locked out CBC workers confront CBC executive vice-president of television, Richard Stursberg.

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

Public broadcasting the way it should be by Janet Bagnall

Britain funds its national public broadcaster four times as well, per capita, as Canada does the CBC.

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

Firms fear denial of radio licences by Marke Andrews

FRIENDS says allowing satellite radio decisions to stand would create a slippery slope for Canadian content throughout the broadcasting system.

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

Sirius adds 2 Stern stations, religious offerings by Georg Szalai

U.S. satellite radio provider plans new channel lineup, including two channels devoted to Howard Stern, as well as family and religious offerings.

Aug 26, 2005 — News Article

Minister optimistic CBC talks will resume by Susan Delacourt

Federal Heritage, Labour ministers encourage CBC management, union to resume negotiations.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

Lockout costing CBC viewers by Sharda Prashad

The lockout is responsible for a significant loss of audience on CBC, ratings gains for competitors.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

CBC staff plan national news radio broadcasts by Guy Dixon

Locked out CBC staff strategize on Internet-based newscasts in effort to create an alternative CBC.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

Lockout a windfall for CBC by Patrick Dare

CMG says the CBC is saving approximately $11 million a week thanks to the lockout; some wonder if this financial incentive will see management trying to prolong the current situation.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

The Age by Pau Kalina

Australian Film Commission's annual drama production survey evidences steady decline in both quantity and investment in Australian television drama; downward trend expected to continue.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

CMG's CBC lockout update

CBC union says management has asked for huge concessions just to return to the table, let alone to come to an agreement.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

Libre opinion: Rumeurs d'automne par Pierre Curzi

President of Quebec Union des artistes comments on CBC/Radio-Canada lockout.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

Radio satellite - Les libéraux fédéraux du Québec veulent faire annuler la décision du CRTC par Alec Castonguay

Quebec Liberal caucus calls on federal cabinet to reverse CRTC satellite radio decisions.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

Mediation set for CBC dispute by Etan Vlessing

A special mediator has been appointed to help restart negotiations to end CBC lockout.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

Liberal majority in sight, chief strategist tells MPs by Jane Taber

Quebec MPs complain about repeated CBC lockouts over the last five years.

Aug 25, 2005 — News Article

MPs urge federal cabinet to quash CRTC ruling by Elizabeth Thompson

Quebec Liberal MPs have reportedly endorsed a recommendation that Cabinet overturn CRTC satellite radio decision.

Aug 24, 2005 — News Article

Off the air and out of sight

Independent music producers say the CBC lockout is leaving their artists struggling for exposure, and audiences hungry for music that is rarely available from other media outlets.

Aug 24, 2005 — News Article

CBC exec booed by locked-out workers

Richard Stursberg receives cold reception at support rally for locked out CBC workers.

Aug 24, 2005 — News Article

'Don't you guys realize what's at stake?' by Knowlton Nash

Knowlton Nash notes both management and unions to blame for CBC lockout, but real cause is political leaders who lack a deep commitment to public broadcasting.

Aug 23, 2005 — News Article

Telecom a "critical priority" says Emerson

Industry Minister David Emerson says that information and communications technologies are a major driver of competitiveness and that the telecom policy review is a "critical priority".

Aug 23, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout driving rivals' promo blitz by Shirley Won

The CBC lockout has emboldened commercial broadcasters, who have increased advertising aimed at growing their audience share.

Aug 23, 2005 — News Article

Fade to black by Mark Spector

Article claims that quality of CBC Sports, once extolled as a broadcasting standard, has gone downhill.

Aug 23, 2005 — News Article

Media rivals feed on CBC lockout by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist provides updates on various issues relating to CBC lockout.

Aug 23, 2005 — News Article

Managers profit from CBC lockout by Shannon Kari

Federal government declines to intervene in CBC lockout.

Aug 22, 2005 — News Article

Vision viewers grow

Nielsen Media Research audience data show increase in viewership at VisionTV.

Aug 22, 2005 — News Article

Critic calls for political pressure on CBC board to end lockout

NDP Heritage critic calls on Heritage Minister Liza Frulla to urge CBC board to end lockout.

Aug 22, 2005 — News Article

What of the CBC? by Chris Cobb

Former CBC anchor Knowlton Nash, former Heritage Committee Chair and Our Cultural Sovereignty author Clifford Lincoln lament impact of lockout on CBC's future.

Aug 21, 2005 — News Article

A message for CBC by Lana Payne

Lockout shows CBC management willing to overlook the "public" part of the broadcaster's mandate.

Aug 21, 2005 — News Article

No talks planned for CBC and Guild by Isabel Teotonio

Quick resolution not expected in CBC lockout since neither management nor the union appear willing to compromise their positions.

Aug 20, 2005 — News Article

Notice of Vacancy: Chairperson, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Notice of vacancy for chair of CBC Board of Directors.

Aug 20, 2005 — News Article

CBC lockout not a factor, says Klymkiw

Ex-CBC head of English television programming Slawko Klymkiw says he remains a fan of the institution and that the lockout had nothing to do with the timing of his departure.

Aug 20, 2005 — News Article

Hey, CBC, watch the language by Heather Mallick

Columnist condemns mangled English and management-speak in newspaper ad written by CBC Television executive vice-president Richard Stursberg and CBC Radio vice-president Jane Chalmers.

Aug 20, 2005 — News Article

BBC World programming at striking CBC questioned by Mimi Turner

British broadcasting unions unite with locked out CBC workers, protest CBC management's use of BBC World content.

Aug 20, 2005 — News Article

Lockout could permanently harm CBC's TV future, both sides admit by Patrick Dare

Both CBC management and union recognize that the lockout will negatively affect the CBC's franchise.

Aug 19, 2005 — Blog Post

CBC Lockout

FRIENDS encourages you to make your views know to both sides in the dispute – CBC President Robert Rabinovitch and Canadian Media Guild President Lise Lareau.

Aug 19, 2005 — News Article

We'll Miss You, Slawko by Bill Brioux

Columnist says ex-CBC English television programming executive Slawko Klymkiw faced impossible job.

Aug 19, 2005 — News Article

Canadian Broadcasting Without the Canadians? by Ian Austen

CBC lockout is raising fundamental issues about the future of the Canadian public broadcaster.

Aug 19, 2005 — News Article

CBC forfeits Rogers Cup by Etan Vlessing

Lockout has forced CBC out of the running as the official broadcaster of the Rogers Cup women's tennis games.

Aug 19, 2005 — News Article

Decision imperils Canadian content - Letter to David Emerson by Holly Kemp

Online marketing company that caters to independent artists calls for reconsideration of CRTC pay radio decision.

Aug 18, 2005 — News Article

Locked-out CBC throws bone to advertisers by Keith McArthur

FRIENDS says CBC management decision to deliver CBC newscasts to Air Canada, but rebroadcast BBC news on air, shows where priorities lie.

Aug 18, 2005 — News Article

'The kind of person you just can't replace' by Martin Knelman

Slawko Klymkiw is leaving the CBC to become executive director of the Canadian Film Centre.

Aug 18, 2005 — News Article

The sound of silence by Patricia Robertson

Editorial says that the CBC has a loyal audience it must be careful not to alienate.

Aug 18, 2005 — News Article

Privatized CBC could make new Friends -- 'stockholders' by Gerry Nicholls

VP of the National Citizens Coalition says CBC lockout proves Canada doesn't need an “all-socialist” public broadcaster anymore.

Aug 18, 2005 — News Article

Poorly funded by John Trent

Letter to the Editor argues that CBC lockout is the result of insufficient federal funding.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

Radio-Canada est-elle devenue le vivier du Parti libéral du Canada? par Marc-François Bernier

Blog by University of Ottawa professor explores issue of connections between government and the national public broadcaster.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

CBC needs a fresh mandate

Editorial says CBC should privatize television stations, concentrate on radio.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

A hole where the news should be by Duncan Cameron

By reducing commitments to employees and seeking to eliminate jobs, CBC management is showing short-term corporate thinking that is inconsistent with its mandate; CBC leadership should be replaced.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

Ninety percent of artists support sat rad decision

Indie Pool claims online survey shows 90% of independent Canadian artists support licensing U.S. satellite radio in Canada.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

Programming chief Klymkiw quits CBC

Slawko Klymkiw leaves the CBC after nine years; says move has nothing to do with current lockout.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

A message from the executive vice-president of CBC Television: Slawko Klymkiw to leave CBC

Statement by Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice-President, CBC English Television, announcing resignation of longtime CBC staffer and Executive Director of Network Programming, Slawko Klymkiw.

Aug 17, 2005 — News Article

With lockout, depleted CBC struggling to stay timely by Gayle MacDonald and Guy Dixon

FRIENDS calls CBC lockout programming crude and unimaginative; viewers and listeners in remote areas say they feel cut off from the rest of the country.

Aug 16, 2005 — News Article

No news is bad news for lockout CBC by John McKay

FRIENDS blames both management and union for CBC lockout, notes negative consequences of successful Canadian Media Guild efforts in 2004 to amalgamate both technicians and journalists into the same bargaining unit.

Aug 16, 2005 — News Article

NDP: Liberals have taken wrong path on CBC

NDP leader, heritage critic criticize Liberal government for creating funding crisis leading to CBC lockout.

Aug 16, 2005 — News Article

CBC: All Antiques Roadshow, all the time by John Doyle

Columnist predicts CBC will lose some listeners and viewers forever if a major news event unfolds during the lockout.

Aug 16, 2005 — News Article

Lockout spells commercial suicide for the CBC by John Doyle

Columnist says CBC lockout risks alienating its audience and supporters, fuelling criticisms of detractors.

Aug 16, 2005 — News Article

CBC-TV the big loser in lockout by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist questions whether CBC will recover from lockout.

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

Privatize the CBC Says NCC

National Citizens Coalition press release says the CBC should be privatized since in the 'five hundred channel universe' it has become "just another network".

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

Scaled down service for CBC in wake of a strike by Scott Laurie

FRIENDS says the people of Canada, CBC's shareholders, will unfairly suffer from CBC lockout.

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

CBC poised for walkout by Norma Reveler

Canadian Media Guild Employees preparing for lockout as CBC management issues 72-hour lockout notice.

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

CBC viewers, listeners get reruns, BBC newscasts by Scott Roberts

CBC compensating for staff shortage resulting from lockout with documentaries, British world news and reruns.

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

CBC Forced to Lock Out Employees After 15 Months of Bargaining

CBC management explains position on lockout.

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

Union urges CBC board to end lockout

CBC union urges board of directors to intervene to end lockout.

Aug 15, 2005 — News Article

Repeats galore and no Peter by Guy Dixon

FRIENDS expects the quality of CBC news and other programming to deteriorate badly in the event of a lockout; lost viewers and listeners may be hard to win back.

Aug 13, 2005 — News Article

Now you see it, now you don't

Editorial notes that CBC management's focus on ratings has more in common with commercial networks than the national public broadcaster.

Aug 13, 2005 — News Article

CBC to lock out staff

CBC management issues 72-hour warning of a possible lockout.

Aug 11, 2005 — News Article

CBC names Carlin head of English Radio by Gayle MacDonald

CBC appoints academic and journalist Vince Carlin to the position of ombudsman of English Radio.

Aug 11, 2005 — News Article

Strike or lockout could hit CBC as early as Monday by Guy Dixon

Threat of strike at CBC continues as talks stall.

Aug 10, 2005 — News Article

CBC unions plan coordinated action against the Corporation

ACTRA says it will support the Canadian Media Guild in a strike or lockout at CBC.

Aug 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC hires new ombud

CBC has given former Ryerson University School of Journalism chair Vince Carlin the position of ombudsman.

Aug 8, 2005 — News Article

TVO wants to clip its Cancon

TVOntario has asked the CRTC to lower its Cancon requirements from 65% to 60%.

Aug 6, 2005 — News Article

Meocci edges nomination for RAI general director by Peter Kiefer

Appointee receives Italian state broadcaster RAI general director nomination from all five fellow centre-right Forza Italiana board members.

Aug 5, 2005 — News Article

Facing "neither comprehensive nor a proposal", is CBC headed for a strike?

The Canadian Media Guild says the CBC is not making a fair proposal and that the corporation is in violation of the Labour Code for unwillingness to bargain.

Jul 29, 2005 — News Article

BBC dismisses worries about shift in prod'n by Mimi Turner

BBC denies report that its plan to increase the amount of programming commissioned from the independent production sector will erode its in-house production base.

Jul 28, 2005 — News Article

HNIC's new voice adds to hockey's buzz by William Houston

Hockey Night in Canada is expected to resume in October and improve advertising revenues at CBC.

Jul 27, 2005 — News Article

Scandal gives German TV pause by Scott Roxborough

Reports reveal that Germany's largest broadcaster and its leading television production company have been inserting illegal product placements and other hidden advertising into their programs.

Jul 23, 2005 — News Article

Halton reported on the story, not the storyteller by Jeffrrey Simpson

Columnist pays tribute to the CBC's David Halton on the occasion of his retirement.

Jul 19, 2005 — News Article

Less space means more savings for CBC by Gail El Baroudi

CBC has achieved cost savings through real estate consolidation and downsizing.

Jul 15, 2005 — News Article

Turning up the volume by Nick Fraser

Commercial broadcasters and 24-hour news cycles favour news quantity, put pressure on quality, accuracy and impartiality.

Jul 15, 2005 — News Article

Major GOP Donor Favored as Next CPB Chairman by Paul Farhi

A major donor to the Republican party is reportedly the top candidate for chair of the board of the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting; follows recent appointment of a former co-chair of the Republican National Committee as CPB president.

Jul 14, 2005 — News Article

Amateur sports fade to black by Ron Scammell

Article says the CBC should do more to promote Canadian amateur sports.

Jul 13, 2005 — News Article

BBC executive board urged to return bonuses by Mimi Turner

BBC director general Mark Thompson has renounced his bonus for this year; in light of staff cuts, unions are urging other board members to do the same.

Jul 12, 2005 — News Article

Gloves come off at Senate hearing on public broadcasting funding by Jeremy Borden

U.S. Senate hearings on funding for public broadcasting sidetracked by political controversies.

Jul 12, 2005 — News Article

The Nation by Matea Gold

U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting chairman questioned by Senate committee; Senators indicate they are inclined to restore funding cut by the House of Representatives.

Jul 12, 2005 — News Article

CPB head defends outside help by Brooks Boliek

Head of U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting admits hiring consultants with Republican ties to determine whether PBS programming is politically biased.

Jul 11, 2005 — News Article

Senate tunes to full lineup of TV, music by Brooks Boliek

U.S. Senate committee to decide whether to restore funding for public broadcasting cut by the House of Representatives.

Jul 8, 2005 — Blog Post

Percentage share of radio listening by format: Fall 2004

Chart showing the listening share of radio formats - Adult contemporary music continues to dominate.

Jul 8, 2005 — News Article

Radio listening

A joint CRTC, Statscan and Heritage Canada Study shows changes in Canadian radio listening patterns.

Jul 7, 2005 — News Article

Strike possible, CBC warns sports groups Rick Westhead

CBC Sports contacts the Canadian Football League, Tennis Canada and the Canada Games to warn partners of a potential strike by CBC employees.

Jul 7, 2005 — News Article

CBC Sports contacts partners and tells them to brace for strike by Rick Westhead

CBC Sports has contacted three of its partners to warn them a staff strike may be imminent.

Jul 7, 2005 — News Article

Curling body drops hammer on CBC by Doug McConachie

After being assieged by complaints, the Canadian Curling Association has dropped its exclusive partnership with the CBC; a lawsuit may follow.

Jul 6, 2005 — News Article

Une télévision soumise? by Florian Sauvageau

Article says that Télé-Québec president's position should be legally protected from political whims.

Jul 6, 2005 — News Article

Everyone likes a smackdown by Rachel Marsden

Columnist says Fox News Network succeeds due to its "common sense approach".

Jul 2, 2005 — News Article

CBC bringing back hour newscast by Rosie Gillingham

After five years, CBC says it will restore one-hour suppetime news broadcasts in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jul 1, 2005 — News Article

CBC-less Canada hard to contemplate by Morley Walker

Article says we criticize the CBC for the same reasons we criticize family members - because they are important to us and we want them to be as best as they can be.

Jun 30, 2005 — News Article

CBC seeks facelift for 'factory' by Amy O'Brian

In anticipation of the Vancouver Olympics, CBC has asked architectural firm to spruce up its Vancouver headquarters.

Jun 28, 2005 — News Article

Ottawa urged to quash CRTC pay-radio ruling by Maria Babbage

Coalition of arts groups asks Cabinet to overturn satellite radio decision.

Jun 28, 2005 — News Article

Controversy over Canadian content by Mindelle Jacobs

FRIENDS and other arts groups say CRTC satellite radio decision will undo decades of achievement resulting from Canadian content rules; FRIENDS criticizes CBC management for involvement in one of two U.S. services licensed.

Jun 28, 2005 — News Article

Pay radio ruling favours Americans by Ian Morrison

FRIENDS op-ed explains rationale for arts coalition appeal of CRTC decision on pay radio.

Jun 27, 2005 — News Article

Media Advisory - CBC English networks' publicity provided by Media Profile effective June 27, 2005

CBC proceeds with outsourcing of publicity/promotions functions.

Jun 25, 2005 — News Article

Get Sirius: CBC deal should prove a wise move by Eric Reguly

Article says CBC was wise to team up with U.S. satellite radio provider Sirius, since the venture extends CBC's Canadian reach without new capital investment and in time will produce significant revenues.

Jun 24, 2005 — News Article

Public broadcasting wins reprieve from funding cut

The U.S. House of Representatives votes in favour of reduced funding cuts for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Jun 24, 2005 — News Article

Cuts to Public Radio and TV Scaled Back by Jube Shiver Jr

Bill proposing 46% funding cuts to the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been scaled back to 25%.

Jun 23, 2005 — News Article

Better than any telethon by Aaron Kinney

Floods of support for U.S. public broadcasting have succeeded in scaling back severe funding cuts, but there remains suspicion of a conservative takeover of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Jun 23, 2005 — News Article

BBC bolsters guidelines in editorial policy by Mimi Turner

The BBC will alter its editorial policy guidelines in order to promote accuracy and ethics over the need to release breaking news stories.

Jun 22, 2005 — News Article

CPB stalls vote on new president by Brooks Boliek

As criticism of the board's chairman increases, the U.S. Corporation for Public Broadcasting is stalling on naming a new president.

Jun 20, 2005 — News Article

CBC bets on drama, Global pushes comedy by Sean Davidson

CBC shifts emphasis to ratings, "high impact" dramas.

Jun 17, 2005 — News Article

Appeal planned against satellite radio decision

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to be joined by other arts groups in appealing CRTC ruling on subscription radio.

Jun 17, 2005 — News Article

Reporting a statement doesn't prove bias by Tony Burman

CBC English News editor-in-chief Tony Burman says the Fraser Institute's recent study on anti-Americanism at the CBC uses an inadequate approach to study the subject and fabricates a case.

Jun 17, 2005 — News Article

Steep Cut Proposed for Public Broadcasting by Stephen Labaton

Campaign to restore "fairness" and "balance" at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has now led to a Republican bill severely slashing the Corporation's funding.

Jun 15, 2005 — News Article

Telefilm, CBC announce program to fund by Gayle MacDonald

The CBC and Telefilm announce $2-million documentary co-venture called the Theatrical Feature-Length Documentary Program.

Jun 15, 2005 — News Article

Squelching Public Broadcasting

Editorial speaks out against U.S. Republican vote to cut funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Jun 15, 2005 — News Article

New influence for Telefilm by Murray Whyte

Producers praise decision for Telefilm to take over the administration of the Canadian Television Fund.

Jun 14, 2005 — News Article

Putting Creativity on the Air

Text of speech by CBC President Robert Rabinovitch to NABA conference about audience fragmentation, new technologies and the role of the CBC.

Jun 14, 2005 — News Article

About Media Matters for America

Media Matters for America is a non-profit web-based research and information centre whose purpose is to monitor misinformation in the media and defend public broadcasting in the U.S.

Jun 13, 2005 — News Article

CBC fans flames of anti-Americanism by Lydia Miljan and Barry Cooper

Authors of recent Fraser Institute study about anti-Americanism at the CBC present their case.

Jun 13, 2005 — News Article

The Need for a Regulatory Safety Net

CCAU recommends significant regulatory changes to improve the level of drama on English Canadian television and increase investment by private conventional broadcasters.

Jun 11, 2005 — News Article

Time warp by Ken Carriere

CBC archives tapped to provide visual record of Canadian life.

Jun 10, 2005 — News Article

Charges of CBC anti-American bias are unfounded and unhelpful by Brendan Nagle

Article says Fraser Institute allegations of anti-American bias at the CBC are groundless.

Jun 9, 2005 — News Article

I hate jazz. Except for this one guy. by Russell Smith

Author questions merit of public subsidy for what CBC Radio Two's musical programming has become.

Jun 9, 2005 — News Article

Red Deer TV channel adopts Global colours by Nick Lewis

The former CBC affiliate station in Red Deer, RDTV, will become the region's latest Canwest Global affiliate.

Jun 9, 2005 — News Article

CBC's doing its job -- spin that by John Doyle

Article criticizes The Fraser Institute's "study" of anti-American bias on CBC.

Jun 8, 2005 — News Article

Pioneer blogger to direct CBC's on-line content

The former managing producer of MSNBC.com has been named editorial director for CBC.ca.

Jun 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC to boost ads in website overhaul by Paul Waldie

CBC hires former MSNBC producer as editorial director for its website, says it will increase the portion of the site devoted to advertising from 15% to 80% in an effort to increase revenues.

Jun 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC mines archive for new shows by Gayle MacDonald

The CBC says it will use its extensive archives to create new fact-meets-fiction programming that is inexpensive to produce yet historically compelling.

Jun 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC lashes back at salvo from Fraser Institute by Melissa Leong

CBC calls Fraser Institute study on CBC's anti-American bias "patently false".

Jun 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC emphasizes Canadian content

The CBC's fall schedule is a lineup of all-Canadian, reality television free shows.

Jun 7, 2005 — News Article

The TUESDAY INTERVIEW: CBC Television's Slawko Klymkiw

CBC executive director of network programming, Slawko Klymkiw, says the public broadcaster's new programming strategy is to boost ratings to create bigger budgets for Canadian drama.

Jun 7, 2005 — News Article

BBC, Unions in Crisis Talk by Stuart Kemp

Unions temporarily rule out 48 hour strike by BBC workers, but unrest remains as joint statement says they will not recommend members accept the BBC management's 11th hour proposals.

Jun 7, 2005 — News Article

Fraser Institute Press Release: CBC television news guilty of anti-American bias says new study

Fraser Institute study of programming on "The National" from 2002 concludes that the CBC has an anti-American bias.

Jun 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC-TV unveils lineup by Gayle MacDonald

CBC reveals plans for fall programming, promising more Canadian drama and improved local news in three markets.

Jun 3, 2005 — News Article

Lots to like on fall TV by John McKay

Preview of CBC fall programming schedule.

Jun 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC Going All Canuck in Primetime by Tamsen Tillson

CBC fall primetime schedule almost entirely comprised of Canadian programming.

Jun 2, 2005 — News Article

Canadians tuning into digital, pay-TV by Rob Shaw

Conventional television revenues experienced slower growth than specialty or pay tv, but still increased 4.1 percent in 2004.

May 27, 2005 — News Article

Newspaper Publishers 2003

Newspaper publishers increased their profits in 2003 as compared to 2001, mostly due to increases in advertising revenues and decreases in newsprint prices.

May 27, 2005 — News Article

CBC's live-ly airtime by Chris Zelkov

With the recent loss of the broadcast rights to the 2010 and 2012 games, amateur sports organizations wonder if the CBC will renew its commitment to Canadian amateur sports.

May 25, 2005 — News Article

Broadcasters opt in to CRTC ad plan by Matthew Hays

All major Canadian broadcasters save the CBC sign up for CRTC incentive that allows them additional advertising minutes if they air more Canadian drama in prime time.

May 24, 2005 — News Article

CCA says it's happy with CBC

The CCA speaks positively of its four-year deal with the CBC, noting that overall viewership is up from past years.

May 21, 2005 — News Article

TV networks favour Martin address over Oprah and other progams by Sandra Cordon

Article details how and why the major television networks chose to put Prime Minister Martin's national address on the air.

May 17, 2005 — News Article

GOP now goes after NPR

Corporation for Public Broadcasting chair Kenneth Tomlinson plans to monitor U.S. public radio's Middle East coverage for "liberal bias", despite extensive polling to show that most Americans do not believe NPR's coverage exhibits a bias.

May 17, 2005 — News Article

La mort lente (et planifiée) du Programme français de l'ONF by Marie-Claude Loiselle

Article says that French program head of the National Film Board has imposed a plan that will stifle expression and virtually abolish the French program.

May 17, 2005 — News Article

Making PBS as "fair and balanced" as Fox by Eric Boehlert

Article says that the two new PBS ombudsmen were strategically selected so as to produce more right wing programming.

May 16, 2005 — News Article

The GOP war on PBS and NPR by Eric Boehlert

Republicans vote to drastically reduce funding for public broadcasting in the U.S.

May 16, 2005 — News Article

Tirs nourris de Sheila Copps contre la CBC

Sheila Copps criticizes CBC for investing too much in information and too little in production in a speech given at the Institute for Television Leadership.

May 16, 2005 — News Article

Advertisers prepare to pull plug on hockey by Keith McArthur

Article says that if the NHL dispute is not settled by mid-June, advertisers will invest elsewhere.

May 10, 2005 — News Article

Pushing PBS to the right by Eric Boehlert

The Republican-friendly board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which oversees 300 PBS affiliates throughout the U.S., is waging war on a supposed "liberal bias" that surveys of Americans suggest does not exist.

May 7, 2005 — News Article

CBC landlord named to its board by Paul Vieira and Robert Thompson

Critics accuse Prime Minister Martin of cronyism after he appoints friend and landlord of CBC's Ottawa head office to the CBC board of directors.

May 7, 2005 — News Article

A veteran reporter faces his toughest assignment by John Lorinc

New Conservative party candidate and ex-CanWest Global anchor Peter Kent shares former employer's views towards the CBC.

May 5, 2005 — News Article

Networks propose election debate shakeup by Terry Weber

The major networks are making recommendations on the federal leadership debates even before an election has been called.

May 5, 2005 — News Article

Ratings are in for Martin's prime-time address by Gayle MacDonald

Ratings show Prime Minister Martin's television address drew roughly as many viewers as U.S. programs Desperate Housewives and Survivor.

May 5, 2005 — News Article

Where was the outcry when CBC started cutting local services in '92? by Ralph Williams

Author comments on the absence of public outcry when CBC cut local services in Edmonton in 1992.

May 3, 2005 — News Article

Right-wing Coup at PBS? by Rory O'Connor

Article suggests a pattern of Republication influence is emerging in programming on viewer-supported PBS in the U.S.

May 2, 2005 — News Article

A host of rumours by Cyril Doll

The reasons behind the abrupt termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill remain unclear.

May 1, 2005 — News Article

CBC staffing decision has a profound effect on city by Laura Grantham-Crosley

Opinion letter says the Edmonton community should be concerned with the reduction in local CBC arts coverage.

Apr 30, 2005 — Speech

Using Radio & TV to Enhance Civil Society

Remarks by Ian Morrison on behalf of Friends of Canadian Broadcasting to the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's Caribbean and Canadian Regional Conference on Health Broadcasting, Bridgetown, Barbados, April 30, 2005.

Apr 30, 2005 — News Article

Tory Leader's new strategy: Try to be nice by Jane Taber

Snowball incident new evidence of Conservative leader Stephen Harper's attitude toward CBC.

Apr 29, 2005 — News Article

CBC TV boss outlines plans to boost Canadian content, cut costs by John McKay

Stursberg outlines plan for CBC English television.

Apr 28, 2005 — News Article

CBC's short-term thinking becomes bonus for rivals by Cam Cole

Article says the CBC's dismissal of Chris Cuthbert will cost the public broadcaster revenue down the road.

Apr 28, 2005 — News Article

Firing by CBC raises Cuthbert's profile by William Houston

Chris Cuthbert signs a lucrative five-year deal with TSN weeks after surprise termination by CBC.

Apr 28, 2005 — News Article

Why is CBC shooting the messengers? by John Doyle

Columnist calls CBC management decision to make its publicity and promotions staff redundant, and outsource their jobs to freelance publicists, "bizarre" and a mistake.

Apr 28, 2005 — News Article

TV Channel Aims to Be Latin America's CNN by Ian James

The Venezuelan government has partially backed Telesur, a Latin American network that says it aims to provide an alternative to CNN in the region.

Apr 27, 2005 — News Article

Letter to CBC re firing of Don Hill

Edmonton Friends of the North Environmental Society demand a full and honest explanation for Don Hill's sudden termination as host of CBC Alberta's Wild Rose Forum.

Apr 26, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell re: The Knowledge Network

FRIENDS welcomes election commitment by B.C. Liberal Party to maintain The Knowledge Network as a public broadcaster.

Apr 26, 2005 — News Article

Partisan teachers' union finds itself noticed in Liberal election platform by Vaughn Palmer

B.C. Liberal Party election platform jettisons plan to privatize Knowledge Network.

Apr 23, 2005 — News Article

News flash by Brian Gorman

Newsworld recruits former MuchMusic personality to target a younger age demographic.

Apr 22, 2005 — News Article

How the networks changed PMO's agenda by Antonia Zerbesias

Television networks concerned about American simulcasts, balanced coverage in push to change the time proposed for the Prime Minister's televised speech.

Apr 21, 2005 — News Article

Articulating a vision for a federal cultural policy - Chalmers Conference provides springboard for CCA November National Policy Conference

Speaking at a Canadian Conference of the Arts panel discussion, MPs representing the four largest political parties agreed on the importance of establishing a federal cultural policy.

Apr 20, 2005 — News Article

Radio-canada by Paul Cauchon

While praised for increasing viewership, article says Radio-Canada's news division has had to justify some of its program changes.

Apr 19, 2005 — News Article

Lettres: À propos de Pierre Péladeau by Érik Péladeau

Open letter to CBC President Robert Rabinovitch protesting remarks about Pierre Péladeau on the SRC show Tout le Monde en Parle.

Apr 19, 2005 — News Article

CBC's Arts and Culture Study Findings Released

CBC releases largest-ever study of CBC's place in Canadian arts and culture arena.

Apr 18, 2005 — News Article

CBC voice gone, but not forgotten by David C. Wright

Despite his politics, popular CBC radio host Don Hill attracted a wide audience.

Apr 16, 2005 — News Article

CBC should be in our city by Sonja Macdonald and Paul Shaker

Article says that Hamilton should be the first city the CBC expands to since it is the largest underserved market in Canada.

Apr 15, 2005 — News Article

University mourns passing of "Alberta's Rose"

University of Alberta alumni magazine profiles late Lieutenant Governor and former FRIENDS Steering Committee member, Lois Hole.

Apr 12, 2005 — News Article

CBC axing 33 publicists, will outsource promotions by Antonia Zerbisias

Drama strategy cited as impetus for CBC outsourcing of publicity/promotions jobs.

Apr 12, 2005 — News Article

An evening with Don Hill

Friends of Don Hill host an evening with the former host of CBC Radio's Wild Rose Forum on Thursday, April 14.

Apr 12, 2005 — News Article

Feds' media stance is good news for moguls by Antonia Zerbisias

Columnist says government response to Lincoln Report effectively sweeps important reforms under the rug.

Apr 11, 2005 — News Article

CBC decision hits sour note with city's classical musicians

Letter to Editor of Edmonton Journal says redundancy of CBC Edmonton's music producer brings end to classical music broadcasts from Edmonton, part of broader decline in Edmonton local programming on CBC.

Apr 9, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to the Editor of The Record re David Driver's CBC comment, March 28, 2005

Letter to the Editor corrects mathematical error concerning CBC's cost to Canadian taxpayers.

Apr 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC response to listener complaint re termination of Don Hill

CBC communications defends statement that Don Hill left the corporation to pursue other opportunities, re-states difficult nature of business decision to declare him redundant.

Apr 7, 2005 — News Article

CRTC grants CTV wish by John McKay

The CRTC removes the 15-minute news wheel constraints previously attached to CTV Newsnet's broadcasting licence.

Apr 7, 2005 — News Article

CBC to shut down Newsworld International

CBC to discontinue supplying programming to US-owned Newsworld International following change in programming focus.

Apr 6, 2005 — News Article

Radio-Canada: l'information n'est pas seule à écoper par Mario Clément

Radio Canada programming director Mario Clément signals that his sector will be subjected to a six million dollar budget cut whereas information will only be cut by four million.

Apr 4, 2005 — News Article

Reinforcing Our Cultural Sovereignty: The Government of Canada's Second Response to the Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Federal government tables second response to June 2003 Lincoln Report on the Canadian broadcasting system.

Apr 2, 2005 — Blog Post

Memories of Early Canadian Radio

FRIENDS supporter recalls the early days of Canadian radio.

Apr 1, 2005 — News Article

Letter by CBC Vice President of English Radio to a member of the public concerning the Don Hill affair

CBC executive states that popular Alberta radio host Don Hill left to pursue "other opportunities".

Mar 31, 2005 — Blog Post

A Primer on Ottawa’s response to the Lincoln Report

Heritage Minister Liza Frulla will table in Parliament a response to the Lincoln Report on Monday, April 4. FRIENDS, ACTRA and the CEP will be paying close attention to a number of key issues, and have prepared a primer on Ottawa's response to the Report.

Mar 31, 2005 — News Article

Media guild grieves Cuthbert's dismissal by William Houston

The Canadian Media Guild has filed a grievance against CBC Sports on behalf of sports announcer Chris Cuthbert, who they argue was dismissed without a severance package despite having worked at the network for over twenty years.

Mar 31, 2005 — News Article

Letter to CBC re Don Hill - Wild Rose Forum CBC Calgary

A CBC listener writes that Don Hill's style, not his politics, are what drew him to the program.

Mar 31, 2005 — News Article

A letter from Don Hill to The Friends of Don Hill

Popular Alberta radio host explains circumstances of his departure from CBC.

Mar 31, 2005 — News Article

Television viewing, fall 2003

StatsCan reports that based on fall 2003 data, Canadians are increasingly choosing homegrown news and public affairs shows over other programming on Canadian television.

Mar 29, 2005 — News Article

Letter to CBC President Robert Rabinovitch from the Friends of Don Hill

CBC listeners call on CBC President to reinstate popular Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 29, 2005 — News Article

James Pushes Campbell to Come Clean on Privatization Plans

With seven weeks to go before election day, British Columbia New Democratic Party calls on Liberal Premier to disclose plans to privatize public entities.

Mar 29, 2005 — News Article

L'avenir de la radio, une réflexion by Michel Dumais

Article says new and emerging forms of radio diffusion technologies do not have to mean the end of conventional radio, if properly used they can form the basis for the evolution of radio as we know it.

Mar 29, 2005 — News Article

Traitement de cheval à la BBC

The BBC's Royal Charter may have been renewed, but the broadcaster is about to face one of the toughest times in its history.

Mar 28, 2005 — News Article

Canadian association's annus horribilis just gets worse by Bob Weeks

Article says that if the Canadian Curling Association keeps ignorning viewer complaints regarding its recent deal with the CBC, curling fans may tune out entirely.

Mar 28, 2005 — News Article

The CBC operates as a branch of the Liberal government by David J. Driver

Editorial says CBC is no longer essential in a 500-channel universe.

Mar 28, 2005 — News Article

Drama crisis over? Don't bet on it by Laura Bracken

Abundance of new series planned for 2005/06 season may not be a long-term solution to the drama crisis on English language television.

Mar 25, 2005 — Policy Brief

Draft Memorandum to Cabinet: (Suggested) Framework Policies
for the Canadian Broadcasting System

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has given Heritage Minister Liza Frulla a suggested Memorandum to Cabinet designed to implement in public policy the principal recommendations of the Lincoln Report (Our Cultural Sovereignty).

Mar 25, 2005 — News Article

Time for a double takeout by Chris Zelkovich

CBC arrangement with the Canadian Curling Association has been a disaster for both parties involved and it remains to be seen whether the CBC and the CCA will look to break their deal.

Mar 25, 2005 — News Article

Don Hill Rally in Calgary on March 30, 2005

Friends of Don Hill organize rally to protest the termination of popular CBC Alberta radio host Wednesday, March 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at CBC Calgary, 1724 Westmount Blvd. NW.

Mar 25, 2005 — News Article

CBC Drama Plan

Copy of CBC management plan for Canadian drama on English language television.

Mar 25, 2005 — News Article

Bill Cameron by Frank Peers

FRIENDS Advisory Council member remembers Bill Cameron.

Mar 24, 2005 — News Article

Chair/CEO of TVOntario says recent programming cuts not the result of pressure from the provincial government.

Mar 22, 2005 — News Article

BBC axes another 2,050 jobs by Jeffrey Goldfarb

The BBC will be slashing over 2,000 jobs, many from regional news operations.

Mar 22, 2005 — News Article

Oda Outlines Conservative Vision for Future of Arts and Culture in Canada

Summary of arts and culture vision statement by MP and Official Opposition Heritage Critic Bev Oda to delegates at the Conservative Party of Canada’s National Policy Convention.

Mar 22, 2005 — News Article

CBC veers right?

Termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill rumoured to be due to political rather than financial reasons.

Mar 21, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC re termination of Don Hill

Listener doubts CBC's explanation that termination of popular Alberta radio host Don Hill was exclusively for financial reasons.

Mar 21, 2005 — Blog Post

Don Hill Rally in Calgary on March 21, 2005

Friends of Don Hill organize rally to protest the termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill at CBC Calgary, 1724 Westmount Blvd. NW, 4 to 6 p.m.

Mar 20, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC requesting in-person meeting on the termination of Don Hill

Seniors' Action and Liaison Team seeks in-person meeting with CBC management to protest the termination of Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 20, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC re termination of Don Hill

CBC listener demands answers regarding the dismissal of Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 18, 2005 — News Article

Lacklustre comedy is awash in Irishisms by Katherine Monk

Film review says we have the CBC to thank for national cinema generally having "an irritating self-aware quality".

Mar 17, 2005 — Ad Campaign

Defending Canada's cultural sovereignty is good politics

FRIENDS advertisement placed in the delegates' program for the Conservative Party policy convention, March 17-19, 2005.

Mar 17, 2005 — News Article

CBC in bed with Klein?

Friends of Don Hill say popular CBC Alberta radio host was fired because he questioned the Alberta Premier on electricity deregulation.

Mar 15, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC from Friends of Don Hill

Friends of Don Hill say protests and letter writing will continue until fired CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill is reinstated.

Mar 15, 2005 — News Article

Edmonton radio layoff: creating a chill at the CBC?

CBC union states that abrupt and unexplained termination of popular Alberta radio host may create chill throughout CBC.

Mar 14, 2005 — Blog Post

CBC response to listener complaint re termination of Don Hill

CBC defends termination of popular Alberta radio host as a financial decision.

Mar 14, 2005 — News Article

Feds quiet on CTF, taxes by Sean Davidson

Groups anxious that the recent federal budget made no mention of film tax credits or of extended funding to the Canadian Television Fund, fear that Telecommunications Act review may lead to changes in foreign ownership restrictions.

Mar 14, 2005 — News Article

CBC-TV: More essential than ever by Richard Stursberg

CBC executive vice-president of English television, Richard Stursberg, writes that in the 500-channel universe, the CBC is more relevant than ever and must be the cornerstone of a solution to the crisis in television drama.

Mar 14, 2005 — News Article

Télé-Québec sur une mer houleuse by Paul Cauchon

The working group on Télé-Québec has emphasized the need for increased regional programming, but does not provide for it through a budget increase.

Mar 14, 2005 — News Article

CBC still filling with lots of sports by Alex Strachan

CBC is compensating for the hockey lockout by broadcasting other sports.

Mar 14, 2005 — News Article

Study Warns of Junk-News Diet by James Rainey

Survey by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, affiliated with Columbia University, says that journalism is increasingly focused on pre-packaging and presenting information rather then gathering it.

Mar 14, 2005 — News Article

CBC chair Carole Taylor resigns

Former CBC Chair declines to give reasons for resignation, but notes that the public broadcaster needs improved and stable funding to fulfil its mandate.

Mar 13, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter from FRIENDS Supporter to CBC re Termination of Don Hill

FRIENDS supporter writes that CBC management's official statements on the firing of Alberta radio host Don Hill are unbelievable and its handling of the affair is an embarrassment.

Mar 13, 2005 — Blog Post

Don Hill Rallies in Edmonton and Calgary on March 14, 2005

Information on rallies to protest the termination of CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 13, 2005 — News Article

Canadian Broadcast Crisis by Bill Lankhof

Recent events, including the NHL lockout and the loss of the 2010 and 2012 Olympics, mean the CBC needs to rethink its future in sports broadcasting.

Mar 11, 2005 — News Article

Two TVO shows cancelled, at least

TVOntario has cancelled two shows and will reportedly cut forty jobs in the next year.

Mar 11, 2005 — News Article

TVO planning cuts, union warns

TVOntario will cancel two programs; union predicts additional staff cuts in the near future.

Mar 11, 2005 — News Article

Irate curlers petition for CBC takeout by Wayne Kondro

Curling fans petition to bring curling back to TSN after being disappointed with the CBC's coverage of curling events.

Mar 10, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC re termination of Don Hill

CBC listeners write that the termination of popular Alberta radio host Don Hill has alienated CBC's strongest supporters.

Mar 10, 2005 — News Article

This Hour has five syllables by Adam Nayman

Article says that the CBC's new show, The Hour, is a poor attempt to reach out to and educate younger viewers.

Mar 10, 2005 — News Article

Fans rally around fired CBC host Don Hill by Amy Steele

Firing of popular CBC Alberta radio host prompts listener protests and grassroots campaign to have him reinstated.

Mar 10, 2005 — News Article

Layoffs hit TVO by Bill Brioux

While TVOntario has not made an official statement about impending job losses, it appears to have begun the process by cutting two programs.

Mar 9, 2005 — News Article

TVO to cancel two shows: union

As TVOntario cancels two of its programs, there remains speculation the Ontario government may attempt to privatize the public broadcaster in order to balance its budget.

Mar 9, 2005 — News Article

Télé-québec - Abandon de la production by Paul Cauchon

Critics of the Bédard report on Télé-Québec say that abandoning programming production would effectively privatize the public broadcaster.

Mar 9, 2005 — News Article

Un retour aux sources pour Télé-Québec by Paul Cauchon

Working group on the future of Télé-Québec says that the public broadcaster should be true to its mandate and focus on programming.

Mar 8, 2005 — News Article

A radical approach to funding: Television Privatisation by Tony Barber and Tim Burt

Italian government prepares for partial privatization of state broadcaster RAI.

Mar 8, 2005 — News Article

Veteran TV journalist Bill Cameron dies at 62

Late broadcast journalist Bill Cameron parted ways with CBC management over funding cuts in 1999.

Mar 7, 2005 — News Article

Protests staged over CBC host layoff

Viewers stage protest over sudden firing of popular CBC Edmonton radio host.

Mar 5, 2005 — News Article

CBC Radio Three's lauded Web mag dies by Alexandra Gill

CBC shuts down online magazine despite its success and the steady growth of innovative new media.

Mar 4, 2005 — News Article

Specialty channels set to overtake basic TV by Richard Blackwell

Specialty television is expected to overtake conventional television in both viewership and revenues.

Mar 3, 2005 — News Article

Stay tuned by Dan Barnes

Satirical column suggests that the CBC may be going crazy with Brier coverage to cover up incidents such as the firing of announcer Chris Cuthbert.

Mar 3, 2005 — News Article

Television finally falls below 'relevance quotient' by George Will

Commentary attacks the foundations for public service broadcasting in the US and calls for an end to PBS's government financing.

Mar 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC yields, a little bit, on curling by Allen Cameron

CBC agrees to shift three curling games from Country Canada digital network to the main channel.

Mar 2, 2005 — News Article

BBC Governors scrapped as Royal Charter renewed

Green Paper on the review of BBC's Charter renewal outlines a plan to replace the BBC Board of Governors with an "accountable and transparent" trust.

Mar 2, 2005 — News Article

What happened to Don Hill? by Graham Hicks

Columnist questions CBC's official rationale for termination of popular CBC Alberta radio host Don Hill.

Mar 2, 2005 — News Article

Troubled TV coverage under review by William Houston

CCA and CBC reps met to discuss how less fragmented and higher quality coverage can be achieved after the Scott Tournament of Hearts coverage incited thousands of complaints and negative press.

Mar 2, 2005 — News Article

More draws may hit button by Jim Matheson

The Canadian Curling Association and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation met to discuss ways to improve curling coverage after fans complained of coverage of the Canadian women's curling championship.

Mar 2, 2005 — News Article

BBC governors set to be scrapped

BBC Board of Governors to be replaced by separate oversight and executive bodies.

Mar 1, 2005 — News Article

Memo to CBC employees regarding responding to public inquiries about the redundancy of Don Hill

Instructions to CBC staff from CBC Media Relations Head, Ruth Ellen Soles.

Mar 1, 2005 — News Article

CBC's coverage of final was rock-solid by Chris Zelkovitch

The CBC's coverage of the Scott final was top-notch, though the coverage that preceded the final was inadequate.

Mar 1, 2005 — News Article

Huge audience tunes into CBC for Scott final by William Houston

The Scott final draws a larger audience then last year despite widespread viewer dissatisfaction with the CBC's curling coverage.

Feb 26, 2005 — News Article

CBC needs to return to its roots in local and regional programming by Evelyn Myrie

Article says that the CBC must return to its original mandate, which recognizes the importance of broadcasting rooted in Canada's regions.

Feb 25, 2005 — News Article

Cuthbert surprised by termination

CBC commentator Chris Cuthbert was officially laid off as a result of the NHL lockout, but was told he will not be reinstated once hockey resumes.

Feb 25, 2005 — News Article

Frulla hails budget arts victory

Funding for CBC regional programming, missing from the federal budget, may be contained in Heritage Department's response to Lincoln Committee report, scheduled for April.

Feb 24, 2005 — Policy Brief

Submission to CRTC re Knowledge Network of BC Licence Renewal [Application 2004-0846-0]

FRIENDS supports the renewal of Knowledge Network's licence, but says the CRTC should question why the Open Learning Agency has sought a three year licence when the standard is seven years.

Feb 24, 2005 — News Article

CBC's firing of Cuthbert meets with anger and sadness by Allan Maki

CBC's termination of sportscaster Chris Cuthbert sparks outrage from sports insiders and fans alike.

Feb 24, 2005 — News Article

Federal budget offers some money for arts but little for domestic TV drama by John Mckay

FRIENDS believes CBC local/regional funding announcement may be yet to come.

Feb 24, 2005 — News Article

Some sources believe up to $250-million in revenue may be lost by William Houston

Broadcasters estimate financial loss resulting from cancellation of the NHL hockey season.

Feb 23, 2005 — News Article

En bref - Le rapport sur l'avenir de Télé-Québec est entre les mains de la ministre

The working group on Télé-Québec has submitted its report to Culture Minister Line Beauchamp.

Feb 23, 2005 — News Article

Fans irate over CBC's coverage

Curling fans are unhappy with curling coverage now that the Canadian Curling Association has struck an exclusive deal with the CBC.

Feb 23, 2005 — News Article

Budget contains single major arts commitment

Federal budget fails to boost funding for CBC local/regional programming.

Feb 22, 2005 — News Article

Minister Frulla announces appointment of Guy Fournier to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Minister of Canadian Heritage Liza Frulla appoints Quebec author and columnist Guy Fournier to the CBC's board.

Feb 22, 2005 — News Article

Poll: Does Canada still need the CBC?

75% of Canadians support CBC, suggests Globe & Mail online poll.

Feb 21, 2005 — News Article

CBC to get cash boost by Sue Bailey

CBC rumoured to be in line for a funding increase to revive local programming.

Feb 21, 2005 — News Article

Local newscasts may get boost

Sources expect the federal budget to fulfil the CBC's request for a budget increase, but Heritage Minister Liza Frulla has not confirmed the rumour.

Feb 21, 2005 — News Article

Federal budget to boost CBC by Sue Bailey

The federal budget to be tabled Wednesday is expected to meet the CBC's demand for extra funding to revive regional programming; but government must take measures to ensure that the money is used for that purpose.

Feb 21, 2005 — News Article

CBC to receive huge budget boost

Government sources say Wednesday's federal budget will grant the CBC extra funding to revitalize regional programming.

Feb 20, 2005 — News Article

New cash for CBC in budget could help restore regional newscasts: source by Sue Bailey

Federal budget expected to contain a funding increase for CBC; FRIENDS says important to ensure new funds are earmarked for local/regional programming.

Feb 20, 2005 — News Article

Budget holds goodies for CBC by Sue Bailey

Federal budget expected to contain a funding increase for CBC; FRIENDS says important to ensure new funds are earmarked for local/regional programming.

Feb 19, 2005 — News Article

Good at the talking part

The federal budget will demonstrate how successful Heritage Minister Liza Frulla's lobbying efforts on behalf of the cultural industry have been.

Feb 19, 2005 — News Article

Public television in a 500-channel world

Editorial says there is no need for publicly funded CBC Television in Canada because "the market" can be relied on to produce quality television.

Feb 19, 2005 — News Article

CBC executive promises more drama if 'no more cuts' in federal funding

The CBC plans to double Canadian drama in prime time by 2008 - provided it does not suffer any incremental funding cuts.

Feb 18, 2005 — News Article

Stursberg plans to boost Canadian drama on CBC by Gayle MacDonald

Richard Stursberg says CRTC plan to reinvigorate Canadian drama will only render U.S. programs more attractive to private broadcasters, has his own plan to double Canadian drama during prime time at the CBC.

Feb 17, 2005 — News Article

Broadcasters look to fill hockey void by Donna Spencer

The CBC and TSN are looking at very different ways to tackle the large programming gap caused by the cancellation of the NHL hockey season.

Feb 17, 2005 — News Article

Musical chairs at Maclean's by Antonia Zerbisias

Appointment of two experienced programmers and former CBC vice-presidents expected to bring new perspective to CBC Board.

Feb 17, 2005 — News Article

Spring will hurt the most for Hockeyless in Canada by Alex Strachan

Networks are doing their best to cushion the blow of lost revenues resulting from the cancellation of the NHL hockey season.

Feb 17, 2005 — News Article

TV networks scramble to fill void by Tony Atherton

The loss of the Stanley Cup playoffs has networks scrambling for programming and revenue.

Feb 14, 2005 — News Article

Stursberg wants $84M for CBC revamp by Ian Edwards

The CBC asks for budget increase, promises that funds will be used to revitalize regional programming.

Feb 14, 2005 — News Article

Minister Frulla Announces Four Appointments to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Government appoints four new directors to CBC Board, including a former chair of TVOntario and a former president of CTV.

Feb 13, 2005 — News Article

BBC licence fee safe for 10 years

Sources say the draft green paper that will determine the BBC's fate states that the licence fee is secure for another 10 years.

Feb 12, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to FRIENDS re: CBC Thunder Bay

A letter from a Thunder Bay resident describes the importance of CBC grassroots.

Feb 11, 2005 — News Article

Ofcom's 'fishy' plan is no great public service by Dan Sabbagh

Article discusses state of Public Service Broadcasting in the UK.

Feb 11, 2005 — News Article

The battle for television's youngest viewers by Mark Hume

TVOntario says the dearth of quality children's educational programming available in the marketplace requires the station to create its own.

Feb 11, 2005 — News Article

Drama in Riverdale now a sad reality show by Antonia Zerbesias

The crisis in the Canadian drama industry can be traced in part to low spending by private broadcasters.

Feb 11, 2005 — News Article

It's not a Toronto Broadcasting Corporation by Noreen Golfman

FRIENDS steering committee chair describes what a strong grassroots CBC would look like: a balance between local and network programs.

Feb 10, 2005 — News Article

CBC pitched for CanWest, but it wasn't in the game by William Houston

Article says that during the CBC pitch for rights to the Olympics, the CBC's partner, Canwest Global, was nowhere to be seen.

Feb 10, 2005 — News Article

Global to boost focus on scripted programming by Paul Brent

Canwest Global says it plans to increase broadcasting of drama, slightly; CBC management's free market explanation for loss of Olympics rings hollow when it has been bidding and winning rights for decades.

Feb 10, 2005 — News Article

The best deal CBC never made? by Bruce Dowbiggin

Despite excellence of past CBC Olympics coverage, the public broadcaster should move on to other priorities.

Feb 9, 2005 — News Article

Regulator gives boost to ITV

Ofcom proposals on public service broadcasting emphasize the obstacles posed by the digital switchover scheduled for 2012.

Feb 9, 2005 — News Article

CBC: reattaching the limb after the stump has healed over? by Kate Taylor

Columnist says the CBC should not revive regional television newscasts.

Feb 8, 2005 — News Article

Rivals join to pull off TV coup by William Houston

The surprise teaming of two media giants proves to be a successful Olympic bid strategy.

Feb 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC sports on a downhill run by Mark Spector

Article discusses impact of Olympic rights loss on CBC and on coverage of other sports.

Feb 8, 2005 — News Article

CBC outbid for 2010 Olympics by Jeremy Sandler

Lack of funds cited as CBC loses broadcasting rights to 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2012 Summer Games to Bell/Rogers consortium.

Feb 7, 2005 — News Article

Adieu téléroman! Adieu télévision! by Victor-Lévy Beaulieu

Editorial critiques the quality of Radio-Canada, says that it has declined over the years.

Feb 7, 2005 — News Article

Bitter pill for CBC to swallow by Gayle MacDonald and William Houston

Losing Olympic broadcast rights will allow CBC to focus on other areas of its mandate.

Feb 7, 2005 — News Article

A lot at stake for Olympic rights bidders by William Houston

If CBC loses the Olympics to CTV, it will not be the first time.

Feb 7, 2005 — News Article

Médias: Dérapages radio-canadiens by Paul Cauchon

Article criticizes Radio-Canada for cutting funds to its high quality international news program.

Feb 7, 2005 — News Article

CTV-Rogers score Olympics rights by Jim Morris

The International Olympic Committee gives broadcast rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics to CBC’s rivals, the Bell Globemedia-Rogers consortium.

Feb 6, 2005 — News Article

Zone interdite by Gil Courtemanche

Radio-Canada is cutting the programs that best fulfill its legal mandate as a public broadcaster.

Feb 4, 2005 — News Article

Compressions de 13 millions à la SRC by Paul Cauchon

Radio-Canada faces budget cuts that are likely to take a particularly hard toll on the news sector.

Feb 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC makes pitch for more money

CBC makes its case for a budget increase before the Commons Heritage Committee, promises increased regional programming and Canadian drama during prime-time hours in return.

Feb 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC seeks half of Canadian TV fund's annual budget by James Adams and Gayle MacDonald

CBC English TV Vice-President Richard Stursberg requests half of Telefilm Canada's annual budget to revive dramatic programming on CBC.

Feb 4, 2005 — News Article

CBC seeks $80M infusion for local TV news pilot project by Chris Cobb

CBC told the House of Commons Heritage Committee it needs an $80 million funding increase over three years to reinvent local/regional television and radio programming.

Feb 3, 2005 — News Article

CBC's Rabinovitch backs off request for $100M funding boost by Chris Cobb

CBC maintains President was "misunderstood" when he told reporters in November that CBC would spend the majority of a $100 million funding increase on network rather than local and regional programming.

Feb 2, 2005 — News Article

Enhancing Regional Connections: A Local/Regional Strategy

CBC issues long-awaited plan responding to House of Commons Heritage Commitee's June 2003 recommendation that the public broadcaster improve local/regional radio and television service to fulfil its responsibilities under the Broadcasting Act.

Feb 2, 2005 — News Article

CBC seeks another $75 million to reinstate regional programming

CBC local/regional plans to be unveiled at House of Commons Heritage Committee meeting.

Feb 1, 2005 — News Article

Fox bully is crybaby on Canada by Antonia Zerbisias

CBC's Fifth Estate broadcast on the state of the American political discourse drew predictable response from Fox News commentator.

Jan 31, 2005 — Blog Post

Letter to CBC Vice-President, Communications re: CBC's regional/local strategy

FRIENDS responds to letter from CBC Vice-President stating that CBC's regional/local strategy represents 100% of the new operating funding that CBC is currently seeking from the federal government.

Jan 30, 2005 — News Article

Under Pressure, Qatar May Sell Jazeera Station by Steven R. Weisman

The United States has reportedly pressured its ally, Qatar, to sell the Al-Jazeera broadcast news service.

Jan 29, 2005 — News Article

Rivals should share licence fee

The UK Culture Secretary has recommended that BBC report to an outside panel that would have the ability to dole out revenues from the license fee to rival broadcasters.

Jan 27, 2005 — News Article

Tribute: Harry J. Boyle by Pierre Juneau

Former CRTC chair Pierre Juneau pays homage to late CBC broadcasting executive and CRTC chair Harry J. Boyle.

Jan 27, 2005 — News Article

Bidding for Canadian TV rights is no game by William Houston

CTV and Rogers will compete with CBC for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic broadcast rights; the highest bidder is expected to win.

Jan 25, 2005 — News Article

BBC hunts for commercial breaks

In lead up to its charter renewal, BBC says it is disinclined to relinquish its commercial ambitions, denies it uses public funds to compete unfairly with commercial broadcasters.

Jan 25, 2005 — News Article

Harry Boyle: Creator of Canada's modern public radio

Former head of CRTC credited with transforming CBC Radio to long-format analytical programming format it is known for today.

Jan 24, 2005 — News Article

Why Ofcom should regulate the BBC by Steve Hewlett

The BBC should be regulated by the UK communications regulatory authority, Ofcom, rather than its own board of governors.

Jan 24, 2005 — News Article

Who's afraid of the 400-channel universe? by Doug Saunders

Rather than posing a threat, advances in television technology create new opportunities for public broadcasters.

Jan 23, 2005 — News Article

Hands up if you are a BBC Tory by Nigel Farndale

Article says BBC's fear of being perceived as biased makes it overly bland and cautious.

Jan 22, 2005 — News Article

Former CRTC chairman and CBC broadcaster Harry Boyle dead at 89

At CRTC, Boyle worked to safeguard domestic ownership of Canada's broadcasting industry and establish Canadian content quotas for television.

Jan 21, 2005 — News Article

TSN usurps CBC's tradition by William Houston

As the CBC drops this year’s Hockey Day in Canada, TSN resolves to produce a similar feature.

Jan 20, 2005 — News Article

Our only public broadcaster isn't what it should by Paul Kincaid Jamieson

Article says that the CBC has been broadcasting poor, spun and sensationalistic programming.

Jan 13, 2005 — News Article

Welcome to Hockey Not in Canada by Chris Zelkovich

With the NHL lockout still unresolved and the possibility of losing the Olympics to a rival bidder, fear of job losses flares at CBC.

Jan 12, 2005 — News Article

Hockey Day in Canada cancelled by CBC by William Houston

CBC cancels Hockey Day in Canada, a "day of stories, interviews and grass roots hockey" hosted live from hockey communities across Canada.

Jan 4, 2005 — News Article

Rogers poised to change TV landscape by Chris Zelkovich

Columnist speculates the CBC could lose its Olympics broadcaster title to Rogers.

Jan 2, 2005 — News Article

CBC show earns Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize

The CBC program nerve: How Bad Do You Want It? has been awarded the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Prize for best youth education program.

Jan 2, 2005 — News Article

Rogers and BCE may team-up for Olympic rights bid

Rogers is reportedly joining BCE to develop a bid that will rival CBC's for broadcast rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympics.

Jan 1, 2005 — News Article

CBC jobs may be at stake if NHL season officially cancelled by William Houston

There is speculation that if the NHL hockey season is officially cancelled, CBC will lay off employees to compensate for revenue losses.