Dec 30, 2010 — News Article: DIGGING FOR DIRT ON THE CBC by Martin Patriquin
CBC CEO Hubert Lacroix tells a parliamentary committee that Sun Media has used its papers to "smear the public broadcaster" by publishing disparaging stories about the expenses of CBC senior management.
Senior Correspondent for Sun Media's National Bureau says the CBC has deemed that virtually all correspondence between the broadcaster and the government minister it reports to is off limits to the public.
Dec 24, 2010 — News Article: Regulator approves gov't sale of SCN
The CRTC has approved the sale of Saskatchewan Communications Network, for 20 years the province's government-owned educational broadcaster, to an Ontario firm called Bluepoint Investments.
Dec 23, 2010 — News Article: CRTC approves SCN sale to Bluepoint
Bluepoint Investment Corp. has been granted permission by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to buy SCN, Saskatchewan's publicly owned TV channel.
Columnist says is people believe in the potential of public media in a digital era, it's their responsibility to do their part to ensure that potential is realized.
Dec 20, 2010 — News Article: Digging for dirt on the CBC by Martin Patriquin
Columnist says it’s a sensible to have an exclusion to the Access to Information Act that allows CBC to protect its journalistic sources and commercial interests, but Michel Drapeau believes the corporation has used it as an excuse to avoid disclosing potentially embarrassing information.
FRIENDS has launched a petition to re-affirm the importance of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Dec 20, 2010 — News Article: Del Mastro Talks CBC by Pamela VanMeer
Reporter says Peterborough M.P. Dean Del Mastro is firing back at FRIENDS, saying his comments were taken out of context.
Dec 13, 2010 — News Article: CBC staff well paid by you by Brian Lilley
Columnist says CBC employees earn on average 39% more than the average Canadian, according to information obtained through access to information about the state broadcaster.
Dec 10, 2010 — News Article: Tell Congress: Don't cave to Sarah Palin (& her Demand + Other Right-Wingers) to Defund National Public Radio by League of Conservation Voters
Advocacy organization says NPR is one of the few mainstream media outlets to report on the science of global warming and urges its supporters to sign a petition asking congress to maintain NPR's funding.
Dec 10, 2010 — News Article: MP wants to quiz CBC bosses by Brian Lilley
Paul Calandra has tabled a motion to have the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee, “study access to information at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.”
Dec 8, 2010 — News Article: Quebecor smearing CBC: president
CBC president Hubert Lacroix has taken aim at competitor Quebecor Inc., alleging the company is using its journalists to "smear" the public broadcaster in the media and in the courts.
Dec 7, 2010 — News Article: CBC boss takes aim at Quebecor on access-to-information fight by Jennifer Ditchburn
BC boss Hubert Lacroix takes at competitor Quebecor Inc., alleging the company is using its journalists to ''smear'' the public broad-caster in the media and in the courts.
Dec 6, 2010 — News Article: Question Period discussion on the CBC
Heritage Minister James Moore is asked to disavow comments by his Parliamentary Secretary in regards to cutting all funding to the CBC.
Dec 6, 2010 — News Article: Producers/CBC respond to Wikileaks cable comments on Border/Little Mosque by Etan Vlessing
Columnist says producers are stunned after Wikileaks pointed to discussions between the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa and the State Department about the CBC series and their portrayals of U.S. border agents.
Dec 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC at 75 by Coco Cabrera
Columnist says that at 75 years of age, the CBC has become forgetful and sometimes confused, forcing the Harper government to confront tough decisions about its care.
Dec 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC uses taxpayers' dollars to fight court cases to prevent us from learning how it is spending some of our tax dollars by W.T. Stanbury
Regarding complaints against the CBC under the Access to Information Act, FRIENDS says there should be the same kind of transparency that exists as for a department within the Canadian Government.
Dec 4, 2010 — News Article: CBC execs got big bonuses amid job cuts by Brian Lilley
Columnist says in the past fiscal year, CBC's top 10 executives split $778,799, with individual bonuses ranging from $22,649 to $132,791.
Columnist says for an unprecedented second consecutive quarter in the United States, cable TV subscriptions have declined.
John Tory explains why he used to defend the CBC and why he no longer will.
Nov 27, 2010 — News Article: Let's save money by turfing CBC by Jim Merriam
Editorial says if Canada is serious about saving money to reduce the federal deficit, chopping the CBC would be a good first step.
Nov 23, 2010 — News Article: Dean Del Mastro on the CBC
In a Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage hearing, Dean Del Mastro, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, openly muses about cutting all funding to the CBC.
Nov 22, 2010 — News Article: Sun Media's war against CBC by Norman Spector
Columnist says some members of parliament are simply supplying quotes to curry favour with Sun Media’s Parliament Hill bureau.
Nov 21, 2010 — News Article: Feds to CBC: Be open, comply with law by Brian Lilley
Senior Correspondent for Sun Media's National Bureau says the minister in charge of the CBC is calling on the state broadcaster to respect Canada’s access to information laws.
Nov 17, 2010 — News Article: CBC News Releases New Journalism Guidelines
The new CBC Journalistic Standards and Practices states that the CBC won’t give in to the urge of other news organizations and many blogs in posting first, and verifying later.
Nov 15, 2010 — News Article: OPINION: Why we need more Sun TV and CBC by Graham Fox
Columnist says biased analysis has been so often repeated it has taken on an aura of truthiness – putting at risk the public spaces we count on for open debate.
Columnist says that by turning off its traditional loyalists and losing its unique character, the CBC becomes so similar to other channels that there’s less and less reason to fight for its continued existence.
Tom Kent, an adviser to prime minister Lester Pearson, says Al Johnson was a major figure in the social transformation and economic transformation that took place in Canada in the 1960s and 1970s.
Nov 11, 2010 — News Article: Deaths: JOHNSON, Albert (Al) Wesley
From 1975-1982, Johnson served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, motivated by a passion for creativity and a belief in the CBC as 'the single most important institution for Canadianism outside the Parliament of Canada'.
Nov 11, 2010 — News Article: All Programs Considered by Bill McKibben
Columnist says public radio claims at least 5 percent of the American radio market.
Nov 10, 2010 — News Article: Former CBC president Al Johnson dies
Former CBC president Al Johnson has died in Ottawa at the age of 87.
Nov 3, 2010 — News Article: CBC’s Thunder Bay Roots by James Murray
Columnist shares how C. D. Howe, as a Minister in the King Government, brought forward the legislation needed to create the CBC.
Nov 2, 2010 — News Article: CBC looks forward to 75th birthday
CBC/Radio-Canada plans a year of celebrations leading up to the 75th anniversary of the creation of the public broadcaster.
Nov 1, 2010 — News Article: Dragon Done by Trevor Cole
Columnist says if ever an organization needed someone to blame, it was the CBC and Richard Stursberg, former vice-president of English Services, was made for that job.
Oct 31, 2010 — News Article: New schedules
RCI's new schedules for the B10 broadcast season (31 October 2010 to 27 March 2011) have been posted on their website.
During coverage of the Toronto municipal election, CBC inaugurated an application that allows a host to control on screen graphics themselves, instead of having the control room do it. It also marked the first use of the immersive graphics at the CBC.
Oct 24, 2010 — Policy Brief: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010715
In a submission to the CRTC, FRIENDS supports the application by Bluepoint Investments to acquire the assets and control of Saskatchewan Communications Network Corporation (SCN).
Oct 21, 2010 — News Article: CBC to focus on Canadian, regional and digital content
Columnist says CBC president Hubert Lacroix has signaled a renewed focus on Canadian, regional and digital content.
Oct 21, 2010 — News Article: CBC Radio Audience
Graph showing decline in CBC Radio 2 audience since the shift away from predominantly classical music programming in 2008.
Oct 20, 2010 — News Article: CBC/Radio-Canada highlights importance of a strong public broadcaster at second Annual Public Meeting
Hubert T. Lacroix, CBC President and CEO: "Recent changes in our industry leave CBC/Radio-Canada as the country's only national television broadcaster not owned by a cable or satellite company."
Oct 20, 2010 — News Article: CBC committed to Canadian content, online services, serving the regions: Lacroix
CBC president Hubert Lacroix says the public broadcaster has emerged from a round of deep cuts to staff and programs with a renewed commitment to Canadian content and regional programming.
Oct 20, 2010 — News Article: Editorial: Whither the CBC? by Brendan Christie
Editor says the nature of public broadcasting is changing and that the question is "what is it changing into?"
Oct 20, 2010 — News Article: Spending review: day of cuts begins with raid on BBC by Patrick Wintour
Columnist says photograph gaffe reveals 490,000 public sector jobs will be lost while BBC is hit by a 16% budget cut.
After being embroiled in tough financial negotiations with a Conservative-led coalition government, the BBC has effectively reduced its budget by 16 percent.
Oct 18, 2010 — News Article: The CBC’s Annual Public Meeting: Now’s Your Chance To Ask Any Question by Paul Mcgrath
The CBC is holding its Annual Public Meeting by webcast with speakers including Hubert Lacroix, the president and CEO, Timothy Casgrain, the chair of the board of directors, and Suzanne Morris, vice-president and CFO.
Oct 18, 2010 — News Article: New SCN owner seeks licence
Bluepoint Investments wants a seven-year licence to continue operating SCN. The company is also seeking some changes to the conditions of the current licence to allow the broadcaster to air advertisements.
Oct 15, 2010 — News Article: "I really doubt that the CBC is going to be able to compete in the future," says former CEO by Greg O’Brien
Former CBC President talks about the future of Canada's public Broadcaster.
Former CBC president Robert Rabinovitch says the public broadcaster will be hard-pressed to maintain its current ratings revival if BCE completes its acquisition of CTV and snags key TV sport properties away from the CBC.
Oct 14, 2010 — News Article: The Non-Fiction Pitch Guide: The CBC by Julie Bristow
The CBC's Executive Director of Factual Entertainment is looking for repeatable series for primetime and daytime hours.
Oct 13, 2010 — News Article: Broadcast lobby group rakes in millions, discloses little by Brian Lilley
Sun Media reporter looks at FRIENDS fundraising and grassroots mobilization activities.
Oct 12, 2010 — News Article: CBC News Balance Study 'Not Balanced' Watchdog Says
Columnist says while offering up kudos to Canada's public broadcaster for launching its own investigation of its news practices, FRIENDS says "shame on CBC" for "making extravagant claims about their current efforts".
Columnist says coverage of the Commonwealth Games are an investment for CBC, a pay-it-forward gesture to get back into the Olympics game it dominated for years.
Oct 10, 2010 — News Article: CBC won't release director's expenses by Althia Raj
FRIENDS is waiting on the information commissioner to confirm whether CBC was right to deny a request on how much the public broadcaster spent hiring a U.S. firm to revamp The National, CBC News Network and local newscasts.
Oct 7, 2010 — Blog Post: CBC News Balance Report
Memo to FRIENDS Steering Committee with analysis of the 2010 “News Balance Report,” commissioned by CBC from Erin Research.
Oct 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC Schedule (II): Selling the government-approved narrative by John Doyle
Columnist says the current CBC prime time line-up of reality and pseudo-reality shows is creating a preferred narrative of Canada as the Conservative Party sees it.
The Canadian public broadcaster, facing stiff competition Monday nights for its popular "Battle of the Blades" competition series from ABC's saucy "Dancing With The Stars" on rival CTV and Fox's "House" on Global Television, has vowed to steam up ice dancing.
Oct 5, 2010 — News Article: Enough with the fluff: CBC is top-heavy with lightweight shows by John Doyle
Columnist says the CBC's primetime schedule is full of reality shows and lighthearted sitcoms, and more investment should be made by the public broadcaster into one-hour dramas.
Sep 25, 2010 — News Article: CBC told to hand files over to information czar
The Federal Court ruled Friday that the CBC must hand over its records to Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault after repeated requests for information by Quebec Media Inc. (QMI) Agency.
Sep 24, 2010 — News Article: Federal Court Decision regarding the Judicial Review of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Complete Federal Court Decision, in French, outlining the CBC's obligation to provide records to the Information Commissioner during the investigation of a complaint.
Sep 24, 2010 — News Article: Nine myths about Canadian culture by Kate Taylor
Toronto Star Columnist, Kate Taylor, takes on commonly held beliefs about media in Canada.
Columnist says that due to its multiple platforms, CBC is ideally poised to be a standard-bearer for Canadian content in the digital future and that more money should be invested in the public broadcaster.
Sep 24, 2010 — News Article: The Court Rejects the Application for Judicial Review of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
In the case of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) v. the Information Commissioner of Canada, the Federal Court ruled that the Commissioner has the authority to order the CBC to produce records and that providing information to the Commissioner does not constitute public disclosure.
Columnist says Conservatives are upset with a story aired on the CBC suggesting a powerful American gun lobby was helping to fight the battle against the long-gun registry in Canada.
The BBC is allowing the government greater access to its financial accounts, including the hotly contested issue of talent payments.
FRIENDS response to Head of Media Relations for CBC English Service's letter on CBC ratings.
The head of Media Relations for CBC English Services claims the broadcaster's ratings have increased on television and radio.
Aug 23, 2010 — News Article: CRTC Set to Decide on Community TV Service
The CRTC is expected to release its decisions regarding the possibility of eliminating the regulatory requirement that community channels be distributed as part of basic cable service.
Aug 21, 2010 — News Article: How to fix the CBC by Ian Morrison
In an op-ed, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison says the departure of the executive responsible for CBC's English language operations presents an opportunity for all of CBC’s 34 million shareholders to reflect on what kind of national public broadcaster Canada needs.
Aug 21, 2010 — Blog Post: How to fix the CBC
The departure of the executive responsible for CBC's English language operations presents an opportunity for all of CBC’s 34 million shareholders to reflect on what kind of national public broadcaster Canada needs.
Aug 17, 2010 — News Article: Millions of People Tune in to CBC Radio
According to July audience numbers reported by Nielsen, CBC Radio 2 reaches 2.1 million people a week, while Radio One reaches 4.3 million listeners each week.
Aug 13, 2010 — Policy Brief: Re: Pre-Budget Consultation Submission
FRIENDS says The Standing Committee on Finance should adopt the 2008 recommendation of the Canadian Heritage Committee to increase the CBC's per‐capita grant to $40 per annum.
The CRTC denied an application by Toronto-based Media de Novo to sell ad time on U.S. cable channels' local avails to direct an estimated $285 million over seven years into the production of Canadian shows.
Internal memo from Jennifer McGuire, the General Manager and Editor in Chief of CBC News.
CBC President says he dismissed the former head of English Services after "long reflection of CBC's future".
Aug 12, 2010 — News Article: CBC risks turning off its audience by Jason MacDonald
Richard Stursberg's former chief of staff at CBC Television defends his old boss's legacy.
Aug 11, 2010 — News Article: CBC to air 3D documentary on the Queen next month; free glasses at Canada Post by Nick Patch
The CBC is touting "Queen Elizabeth in 3D" as the first 3D television broadcast to be shot and produced in Canada and transmitted nationally.
Aug 10, 2010 — News Article: Language watchdog taking CBC to court by Althiq Raj
Canada’s language watchdog is taking the CBC to court over its decision to cancel all its French-language programs produced in Windsor, Ont.
Text of CBC President and CEO Hubert Lacroix's note to staff on the departure of Richard Stursberg.
Aug 10, 2010 — News Article: CBS Reconsiders Hulu, Fostering A Bigger 'Dual Revenue' TV Financial Model by Wayne Friedman
Columnist says CBC seems poised to join Disney-ABC, News Corp. and NBC Universal on the online TV portal Hulu.
Aug 10, 2010 — News Article: CBC will miss digital deadline by Etan Vlessing
The public broadcaster has told the CRTC it will have 15 digital transmitters on stream by the upcoming digital TV deadline, but needs another year before another 12 digital transmitters will be operational.
Aug 10, 2010 — News Article: Wilson upped at CBC by Etan Vlessing
Christine Wilson, executive director for CBC network programming, has become the acting general manager.
Aug 10, 2010 — News Article: CBC loses its head by Howard Bernstein
Columnist says that Richard Stursberg's legacy at the CBC includes a massive employee lockout, a gutted arts program and a general disinterest for news and shows like the fifth estate and Market Place.
Aug 10, 2010 — News Article: Stursberg out at CBC as new strategic plan percolates
CBC executive says a comprehensive internal and external recruitment process to replace the departed Richard Stursberg will be launched immediately.
Aug 9, 2010 — News Article: Sudan suspends license for BBC Arabic radio in the north over alleged agreement violations
Sudan's government alleges that a BBC crew smuggled satellite equipment for live transmission into the country and began working in south Sudan without proper approval — both in violation of a broadcast agreement.
Columnist says lack of public investment makes PBS a marginalized broadcaster in the US - important as a token alternative to the frippery of commercial TV, but existing strictly on the sidelines.
FRIENDS says the CBC should have separate executives in charge of TV and Radio.
Aug 8, 2010 — News Article: CBC says switch to digital too onerous to make deadline by Susan Krashinsky
Network executive says the CBC doesn't have the funds necessary to meet the August 2011 cut-off date for the transition to digital TV signals.
Aug 8, 2010 — News Article: Sports fans, beware of CBC shakeup by Bruce Dowbiggin
Columnist says Richard Stursberg's sports legacy includes losing the rights to the Olympics, the CFL and curling and overpaying to retain Hockey Night In Canada.
Aug 7, 2010 — News Article: CBC switching to over-the-air digital TV
CBC/Radio-Canada unveiled its plan Friday to switch over to digital transmission from the analogue service it currently provides.
FRIENDS says under Stursberg's leadership, CBC's audience share in television has dwindled.
Aug 7, 2010 — News Article: CBC ousts revolutionary after six years by Randy Boswell
FRIENDS says a high-level CBC source has indicated Richard Stursberg was dismissed "over irreconcilable policy differences regarding CBC's strategic plans for the next five years."
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: Richard Stursberg leaves CBC
CBC Vice President of Communications, Bill Chambers declined to say whether Stursberg had been fired, saying the change is "not about where we are" but "all about the future and the way we are going forward."
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC won't meet digital TV deadline
The public broadcaster said it will require 27 transmitters to make the switchover nationally, but only 15 of them will be active by Aug. 31, 2011, the deadline imposed for major markets by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: Controversial CBC boss Richard Stursberg leaves network after six years by Cassandra Szklarski
FRIENDS says Stursberg was appointed "as a complete outsider" with no previous radio or television production, scheduling or marketing experience and that his departure "cannot help but be a good thing for the institution of public broadcasting."
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: Dismissal of top boss could portend turmoil over direction of CBC by Randy Boswell
FRIENDS says it was announced within the corporation that CBC President Hubert Lacroix dismissed Stursberg "over irreconcilable policy differences regarding CBC's strategic plans for the next five years."
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: Top CBC executive leaves broadcaster by Guy Dixon
National President of the Canadian Media Guild, Lise Lareau says it's become harder to distinguish the CBC from its commercial counterparts with Stursberg’s choice of programming.
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC to install 27 digital OTA transmitters under national transition plan
CBC/Radio-Canada has released the details of its plan for the transition to digital over-the-air television.
Aug 6, 2010 — News Article: Richard Stursberg out as head of CBC by Ashante Infantry
FRIENDS says Richard Stursberg was appointed “as a complete outsider” with no previous radio or television production, scheduling or marketing experience.
Aug 5, 2010 — News Article: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesman slams CBC leadership by Donal O'Connor
FRIENDS blames the erosion of quality broadcasting by the CBC on "inexperienced management" and says having people in charge who lack appropriate experience would be unthinkable in private sector broadcasting.
Jul 27, 2010 — News Article: Bluepoint Investment Corp. and The Government of Saskatchewan Agree to Terms for Acquisition of SCN
With the application to the CRTC for change of ownership, Bluepoint will also be filing for a change of condition of license to broaden the programming slate and to allow for the sale of advertising.
Jul 22, 2010 — News Article: CRTC Decision Provides Boost for Campus-Community Radio, But A Lot Of Work Still To Be Done
The campus and community radio sector will receive $775,000 in annual funding following a decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on the Review of the Campus and Community Radio Policies.
Jul 19, 2010 — News Article: Give R.B. Bennett his place on the Hill by John Turner
Former Prime Minister John Turner says R. B. Bennett ensured Canada would forever have a voice on the airwaves by founding what soon became the CBC.
Jul 19, 2010 — News Article: CBC/Radio-Canada – Summary for Participants
CBC President and CEO, Hubert Lacroix says the summary of this spring's survery of opionion leaders show that while the CBC received high marks for it's coverage of national and international events, responders feel the network has been less effective with regional programming.
Jul 14, 2010 — News Article: Weak revenue growth for Canadian TV industry in 2009: StatsCan by Barry Walsh
Columnist says ad revenues for Canadian TV broadcasters have suffered their first decline in 15 years.
Jul 13, 2010 — Policy Brief: Digital Economy Consultation
FRIENDS recommends that the Canadian Media Fund, and other federally-sponsored funds, be augmented by tapping into the huge profits of the four big cable monopolies, whose profit before interest and taxes in 2009 exceeded 25%.
Jul 12, 2010 — News Article: Television broadcasting
Report shows specialty channels continue to generate higher profits than private conventional channels.
Jul 9, 2010 — News Article: Upcoming renewals of TV undertakings (2011-2012)
The CRTC intends to consider the renewals of various television undertakings at public hearings across the country.
Liberal fund raising letter mentions Conservative attacks on the CBC, the importance of public broadcasting and adequate funding.
Jul 7, 2010 — Blog Post: Video: Francine Pelletier, guest speaker at the 2010 Dalton Camp Award presentation
Journalist, documentary filmmaker and former co-host of CBC's The Fifth Estate speaks at the 2010 Dalton Camp Award presentation about the state of Canadian documentaries.
Jul 7, 2010 — News Article: The new journalism and the G20 by Ira Basen
Columnist says the actions of the Toronto police during the G20 summit have exposed an unintended consequence: When everyone is a journalist, no one is a journalist.
Jul 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC's coverage of World Cup quarter-finals averages nearly two million viewers
Columnist says although large numbers of viewers are tuned in to watch the World Cup quarter-finals, Hockey still rules in Canada.
Jun 29, 2010 — News Article: Ceeb scores with round of 16 openers by Marise Strauss
CBC says it averaged 956,000 viewers per game for the Group Match stage of the World Cup, while there were 5.3 million live streams online.
Jun 24, 2010 — News Article: Bluepoint to acquire SCN by Katie Bailey
Columnist says Bluepoint Investments is expanding its media sights westward with the purchase of television and satellite educational channel Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN).
Jun 23, 2010 — News Article: Richard Stursberg: CBC proud of its journalism, but welcomes competition
VP of CBC English services says in the news environment of the future the winners will be those who retain the trust and respect of their audiences.
Jun 22, 2010 — News Article: CBC looks to U.S. programming for ad revenue
FRIENDS says the Canadian content void is being filled by private broadcasters like Canwest Global Communication's Global TV and CTV Inc. with Canadian-made, prime-time content increasing by 17 per cent this year.
Jun 22, 2010 — News Release: Cancon on CBC-TV Vancouver equals historic low
FRIENDS’ annual survey What’s on TV 2010 has found that the hours of foreign programming on CBC English TV equal the historic high set last year.
Jun 21, 2010 — News Article: BBM data knocks CBC Radio One from top spot
Corus and Rogers owned stations lead the market in Toronto and Vancouver, two of Canada's largest radio markets.
FRIENDS says the amount of domestic-made content aired by CBC between 6-11 p.m. stands at a 30-year low, with a full quarter of weekly programming dedicated to U.S. shows.
Jun 16, 2010 — News Article: Veritas Communications named CBC's new agency of record
Veritas takes over from Media Profile, CBC's publicity and promotions agency for the past five years.
Columnist says CBC is hoping the $25 million spent purchasing the rights to the World Cup will bring new viewers to the network.
Jun 4, 2010 — News Article: The Dalton Camp Award
In a radio interview, FRIENDS spokesperson Ian Morrison and 2010 Dalton Camp Award winner Ethan Rabidoux discuss the award and the man who inspired it.
Jun 4, 2010 — News Article: Watchdog slams CBC for blocking access to information
Columnist says information commissioner Suzanne Legault is accusing the public broadcaster of wrongly withholding information and attempting to overcharge for access requests.
Jun 3, 2010 — News Release: 2010 Dalton Camp Award winners announced
Ethan Rabidoux of Stratford, Ontario and Rosalyn Yake of Peterborough, Ontario are the 2010 winners of the Dalton Camp Award.
Jun 3, 2010 — News Article: CBC hit for information access stonewalling
Information commissioner, Suzanne Legault, and the CBC are in Federal Court disputing access to information the broadcaster says is related to programming and therefore is exempt under the Access to Information Act.
Jun 3, 2010 — News Article: No news is bad news on Manitoba reserve by Rosalyn Yake
In her Dalton Camp Award winning essay, Yake explores the importance of of local media in holding political leaders accountable against the backdrop of the 2006 Norway House Elections.
Columnist says more than 80% of complaints made to the Office of the Information Commissioner in the 2009-10 period were filed against the CBC for failure to make information available, many of them on behalf of Sun Media.
Jun 1, 2010 — News Release: Winners of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award to be announced
The winners of the 2010 Dalton Camp Award will be announced Thursday, June 3 at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montreal.
Jun 1, 2010 — News Article: Beyond Repair by Tyler Harper
Columnist says CBC News is walking a tightrope of expectations between two types of audience: the one that thinks CBC as a public broadcaster has a duty to give Canadians vital content without pandering for advertising money, and the other that wants CBC to maintain its quality while providing a return on taxpayers’ investment.
Columnist says the CBC and the National Post are deepening their commercial relationship, announcing Thursday a deal that will allow advertisers to use each media company's platforms.
May 28, 2010 — News Article: CBC and Rogers Sign Historic Programming Alliance
Rogers and CBC say agreement helps bring more CBC content to Canadians in more ways, from mobile to On Demand to online.
Columnist says Stephen Harper has only just begun his escalation of the culture wars and that he has had some surprising success in moving middle-of-the-road Canadians toward his "regressive" political values.
Columnist says With Canadian viewers mostly shunning rookie series until they perform in their second seasons, the CBC has chosen to rely on old favorites to bring viewers set-side.
May 23, 2010 — News Article: The CBC as a “cultural conduit connecting our coasts”? That’s so 1986! by Kevin McDougald
Blogger says FRIENDS should be more concerned about internet based television, rather than the Conservative government's agenda for the CBC.
Columnist says the Conservative Party's current "obsession" with the broadcaster could be seen as the minority government preparing the public for a major cut in CBC funding.
May 14, 2010 — News Article: CBC gears up for World Cup by Marise Strauss
Columnist says exclusive broadcasting rights for the upcoming World Cup is a chance for CBC Sports to reclaim big-event coverage after losing broadcast rights to the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games to CTVglobemedia.
May 13, 2010 — News Article: SCN and Sask. government miss CRTC deadline
Watchdog group says the CRTC has informed SCN Matters that SCN and the government of Saskatchewan have missed the deadline set by the CRTC for response to several complaints filed with the commission regarding SCN’s board of directors.
May 12, 2010 — News Article: CBC waging ‘faith war,’ Conservatives say by Jane Taber
Columnists says after a story aired on CBC's The National, Conservative strategists are accusing the network of fuelling a "faith war" in an “ongoing campaign against the Conservative Party.”
FRIENDS gives a summary of the leaked CBC Radio National News Reporter Survey with a link to the full report.
May 8, 2010 — News Article: CTV Winnipeg builds on supper-hour news lead
Columnist says CTV's local supper-hour newscast in Manitoba attracts more than double the audience of both of its local-news counterparts combined.
After airing a viewer question from a two-time federal Liberal candidate on CBC's Power and Politics, Conservatives are raising more questions about the network's neutrality.
May 2, 2010 — News Article: Newman's departure from Global TV could signal wave of changes in broadcast news by Diana Mehta
Columnist says Kevin Newman's departure is opening a lively discussion on the future of the country's three national newscasts.
CBC News General Manager says there is no call for a Canadian "culture war" but will continue to report on both it and other topics that occur throughout Canada’s political landscape.
Apr 28, 2010 — News Article: SCN’s closing casts cloud over Saskatchewan TV industry by Susan Krashinsky
Columnist says by providing seed money for projects to be shopped to larger networks, SCN had been keeping Saskatchewan's production industry afloat.
Columnist says the Conservative Government is merely trying to "demonize the messenger" in order to detract attention away from the recent announcement that Canada will not fund abortion in developing nations.
Columnist says Canada has been in the midst of a culture war for years, and conservatives are winning it.
Apr 26, 2010 — News Article: CBC-Liberal "Culture War"? by Doug Finley
Campaign Director says pollster's affiliation with both the Liberal Party and the CBC shows Conservatives "are up against a powerful array of vested interests".
Columnist says taxpayers shouldn't be asked to foot the bill for a television service whose main audience is made up of "shut-ins, quilting clubs and captive hitchhikers in root cellars."
In her last week as host of As It Happens, Barbara Budd talks about the weeks since learning CBC was failing to renew her contract.
Apr 26, 2010 — News Article: Opinion: Don't Let SCN Fade to Black by Jordan Thornton
Former employee says in an attempt to justify the closure of SCN to the public, the government misrepresented the facts and downplayed the public broadcaster and its achievements.
EKOS pollster says there is a higher incidence of people who are less tolerant to homosexuals and more wary of other races within the Conservative Party.
Apr 21, 2010 — News Article: Response letter re: the closing of SCN by Brad Wall
Premier says the decision to close SCN was one in a number of difficult choices to make while creating the provincial budget.
Apr 21, 2010 — News Article: Dispiriting CBC Survey Leaked
Survey reveals 90 per cent of reporters questioned feel ‘radio culture’ is much worse than it was a year ago
Apr 21, 2010 — News Article: The renewal of CBCNews.ca and scurrilous flutter on Twitter by Jennifer McGuire
CBC News General Manager says despite massive changes, quality journalism is still their biggest priority.
Columnist says the CRTC is upset that CBC has changed the mandate of a specialty channel aimed at rural audiences
April 20, 2010: The Quebec National Assembly backs community television
Columnist says the Internet has become an alternative with many options over traditional state-run media.
Apr 19, 2010 — News Article: SCN supporters hold rally in Regina by Joe Couture
SCN supporters want the provincial government to revisit the decision to close the broadcaster.
Apr 17, 2010 — News Article: We won't miss CBC by Mike Boone
Columnist says snubbing the Canadiens and their fans is just the latest step in the public broadcaster's march toward irrelevance.
Apr 17, 2010 — News Article: SCN gutting done ignorantly by Murray Mandryk
SCN Board Chair finds it offensive that the government arbitrarily eliminated SCN without consulting or attempting to understand how it fits into the intricate film and industry puzzle of Saskatchewan.
Apr 15, 2010 — News Article: Approval ratings for Brad Wall remain strong amid weak assessments of the government’s management of provincial funds and strong opposition to eliminating SCN
According to Insightrix online poll, only three in ten Saskatchewan residents support the decision to eliminate SCN.
Columnist says that despite speculation that viewers are switching to the Internet, television is still where the money is.
Apr 8, 2010 — News Article: Envelopes shrink 3% for 2010/11 by Marise Strauss
Drama, children's and youth, documentary, and variety and performing arts among the genres supported by the CMF.
Apr 8, 2010 — News Article: Canadian Broadcasting From Technological Evolution To Distribution Revolution by Stephen Herrod
A proposed plan to bring OTA HD Canadian programming to more Canadians.
Apr 8, 2010 — News Article: Fading SCN to black 'terrible' by Robin Schlaht
Op-Ed says SCN builds bridges between Saskatchewan communities and the world.
CBC Executive Vice President states reducing the number of shows on the schedule would be like going backwards".
Apr 7, 2010 — News Article: CBC warns it may have to chop prime-time TV shows due to funding cut by Jennifer Ditchburn
CBC President says he's disappointed the government did not put an immediate emphasis on successful, Canadian prime-time shows.
The CEO of Quebecor says criticism of CRTC's decision to leave the CBC out of new fee-for-carriage scheme is unwarrented.
Apr 5, 2010 — News Article: Consumers oppose fee hike, CRTC says by Katie Bailey
CRTC lays out two primary themes in report: a concern for the future of local television and opposition to paying more for programming.
Conservative insider says the next Governor General "definitely won't be a CBC broadcaster."
Apr 2, 2010 — News Article: CBC in talks to lease space to Disney by Etan Vlessing
Columnist says Canada's cash-strapped public broadcaster is in talks with Disney to lease out unused space in its Toronto headquarters.
Apr 2, 2010 — News Article: Grapes sour but still fun to watch by Gail Lethbridge
Columnist defends Don Cherry's contribution to Canadian media.
Mar 31, 2010 — News Article: End of an Era: Barbara Budd Leaves CBC Radio's "As It Happens" by Jeffrey Dvorkin
Blogger suggests CBC Radio is becoming a "training ground to sustain the failing TV side."
Mar 31, 2010 — News Article: 200 protest SCN's closure in Regina
Local film and television producers say industry will suffer as a result of the Saskatchewan Government's decision to close down the provincial broadcaster.
Mar 30, 2010 — News Article: Static on the CBC by Ish Theilheimer
FRIENDS says the CRTC decision on fee-for-carriage entrenches the power and wealth of the cable companies.
Mar 29, 2010 — News Article: Barbara Budd leaving As it Happens by Greg Quill
Barbara Budd, longtime co-host of CBC Radio One’s nightly telephone call-out news magazine As it Happens, is calling it quits.
Mar 25, 2010 — News Article: Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) being shut down by Heather Polischuk
Saskatchewan's provincial broadcaster to go off the air in May laying off 35 employees.
Mar 24, 2010 — News Article: Why the CBC should stop the hissy fit by John Doyle
Columnist says The CBC’s reaction to the CRTC fee-for-carriage plan was hysterical and utterly unwarranted.
Mar 23, 2010 — News Article: CBC blasts CRTC for TV signals decision
CBC/Radio-Canada is condemning the CRTC for its new framework for conventional television, saying the decision leaves Canada's public broadcaster out to dry.
Mar 22, 2010 — News Article: Numbers may not lie, but Nancy Wood's future came down to two sample listeners by Mike Boone
Columnist says that a drop in ratings recorded by Portable People Meters gave CBC managers cover to fire Daybreak host Nancy Wood.
Mar 22, 2010 — News Article: CBC Excluded From Fee-For-Carriage Decision. Programs and Service Cuts Likely: Lacroix
CBC president says the fee-for-carriage decision "will force us to cut programs and services, and our ability to fulfill our mandate has been compromised".
Columnist says it's possible for cultural institutions like the CBC to attract bigger and younger audiences without lowering standards.
Mar 16, 2010 — News Article: Wood firestorm is spreading by Henry Aubin
Columnist says the decision to remove a popular CBC Radio host in Montreal is only a symptom of a more fundamental problem with the public broadcaster.
Mar 15, 2010 — News Article: CBC displays keen sense of self-preservation The Canadian by Tom Korski
Columnist notes that the CBC rated lesser mention in the 2010 budget than the tariff on duvet covers.
Mar 14, 2010 — News Article: A PBS Offering, ‘Earth Days,’ Will Be Seen on Facebook First by Elizabeth Jensen
For the first time, PBS will offer a documentary on Facebook before it goes to air on television.
Mar 13, 2010 — News Article: Kevin O'Leary: Canada's unrepentant Dragon
Dragon's Den fixture says "The CBC was a platform for journalists. Now it's a platform for a right-wing Attila the Hun guy."
Mar 13, 2010 — News Article: CBC brass grilled over Nancy Wood
CBC Radio One listeners in Montreal show their outrage at the firing of a radio host.
Mar 11, 2010 — News Article: BBM Overview: New PPM Ratings - March 2010 by David Bray
Radio ratings for the thirteen week period covering Nov. 30, 2009 to Feb. 28, 2010 in Toronto and Vancouver.
Mar 10, 2010 — News Article: The CBC Gets its One Time Funding. Again.
The CBC President confirms that for the eight year in a row, the CBC received its “one-time” funding of $60 from the government.
Mar 9, 2010 — News Article: CBC News makes management changes
CBC News says it has made organizational changes meant to improve operations as part of an ongoing news renewal process.
Mar 6, 2010 — News Article: CBC May Be Gone from CKPR
On the heels of the move by Thunder Bay Electronics to shift from being a CTV affiliate to a Global Television affiliate, now comes a move to sever ties to the CBC.
Mar 5, 2010 — News Article: Federal Budget 'Good News' for CBC: President
In a note to staff the Hubert Lacroix says he's pleased that the CBC's budget wasn't cut like other departments, however there are other issues affecting the corporation's finances to deal with.
BBC's former head of global says "there's an assault on public broadcasting going on around the world."
Mar 4, 2010 — News Article: CBC lite goes Heavy.com by Etan Vlessing
Canadian webcaster Heavy.com has struck a distribution deal with the CBC to feature celebrity-driven content on its ad-supported online video network.
Mar 4, 2010 — News Article: The CBC Dodges a Budget Bullet
CBC spared budget cuts that would have included more painful structural changes.
Mar 2, 2010 — News Article: BBC reveals plan to scale back operations by Ben Fenton
The BBC has outlined its plans to downsize its £3.5-billion ($5.4-billion Canadian) a year operations, amid accusations that it is acting to appease political parties.
Mar 2, 2010 — News Article: BBC confirms cuts to web, radio
Up to 600 BBC staff and freelancers could lose their jobs in the cuts, which would reduce operating costs by 25 per cent annually.
Columnist says the career of the now retired host of CBC Radio's Toronto morning show was a model for Canadian public broadcasting.
Feb 26, 2010 — News Article: BBC web budget cut by half: report
Recent reports indicate that the British public broadcaster will close two radio stations and scale back its web presence in order to save about $965 million CDN.
Feb 22, 2010 — News Article: The CBC's Digital Content Strategy
CBC intends to push its content onto multiple digital platforms by negotiating deals with distributors and building partnerships with iTunes and Google.
Feb 22, 2010 — News Article: The Chopping Block: End corporate subsidies, save billions by Terence Corcoran
Cutting funds to CBC mentioned in an article about ways to reduce the federal government's deficit.
Feb 19, 2010 — News Article: CBC No-No? by Nick Patch
CBC spokesperson says and error caused News Network to broadcast about 45 minutes of Olympic footage.
Feb 15, 2010 — News Article: BBC leads broadband programming by Steve Clark
The BBC is reported to have spent more money producing made-for-broadband content than any other single broadcaster in the world.
Feb 11, 2010 — News Article: BBC tells news staff to embrace social media
BBC news journalists have been told to use social media as a primary source of information by the new director of BBC Global News.
Feb 10, 2010 — News Article: RAI votes for political fairness by Eric J. Lyman
Italian state broadcaster RAI says it will not run political commentary programs during the last month before the upcoming national elections.
Feb 9, 2010 — News Article: BBC reveals overall annual talent payment by Mimi Turner
The BBC said it spent £229 million last year on talent payments to artists, presenters, musicians and other contributors.
Feb 9, 2010 — News Article: Metro Morning's new voice, new view by Donovan Vincent
Incoming CBC Toronto Radio One host Matt Galloway hopes to keep Metro Morning's existing audience while also bringing in a young and diverse set of listeners.
Feb 5, 2010 — News Article: CBC picks up 'Men With Brooms' series by Etan Vlessing
The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has picked up a sitcom from E1 Television based on the popular Canadian curling movie "Men With Brooms."
Feb 3, 2010 — News Article: PPM locates elusive 18-24 TV demographic
Data show national television audiences are on average 18% higher than the same period last year since the launch of portable people meters.
Feb 2, 2010 — News Article: Style of Metro Morning won't change with Barrie's departure by Guy Dixon
After 15 years of hosting the Toronto CBC morning show, Andy Barrie is set to retire on March 1.
Feb 2, 2010 — News Article: The CBC's Copyright Confusion
CBC spokesperson Jeff Keay admits that there are contradictions in the CBC's copyright and licensing rules.
Feb 2, 2010 — News Article: CBC’s New Licensing System Causes Anger
In addition to implementing a new copyright protection system for its website, the CBC has also implemented technology that tracks the amount of content copied and pasted.
Article describes the partnership that was struck between CTV and Rogers to outbid the CBC for the 2010 Olympics.
The controversy over CBC's new digital licensing policies has prompted a liberal blogger to declare "CBC must be destroyed."
Jan 26, 2010 — News Article: Radio Activity: The 100th Anniversary of Public Broadcasting by Marina Koestler Ruben
Since its inception, public radio has had a crucial role in broadcasting history - from FDR's "Fireside Chats" to the Internet Age
Jan 26, 2010 — News Article: Elitists in populist clothing by Linda McQuaig
Columnist says the CBC has responded to the economic crisis by ramping up the "conservative economic message".
Jan 23, 2010 — News Article: CBC Board to Get New Blood by Jeffrey Dvorkin
Former Chief Journalist at CBC Radio Toronto says Trina McQueen and Peter Herrndorf are likely to step down from the CBC Board of Directors.
Jan 18, 2010 — News Article: Memo to the CBC: Hire Conan by Matthew Hays
Columnist says Talk Show host Conan O'Brien could give Canada a pop-culture shot in the arm.
Jan 17, 2010 — News Article: Grit plan: Let Harper be Harper by Rick Salutin
Columnist says most Canadians don't watch the CBC, yet they often want it there, just to prove the country and its culture exist.
Jan 15, 2010 — News Article: Hockey Thugs Aren't Only On The Ice
Blog post claims a CBC executive threatened to ex-communicate the Globe & Mail if the newspaper published an expletive laced tirade by Don Cherry.
Jan 14, 2010 — News Article: CBC Television Strategy to Focus on Entertainment, Expands Feature Film Initiative
The head of CBC English Services has presented a television programming strategy update that stressed the importance of "entertainment" programming at the CBC.
Jan 10, 2010 — News Article: CBC Radio 2: Transformers
Profiles of two broadcasters that have changed the sound of CBC Radio 2.
Jan 9, 2010 — News Article: CBC provides radio band for new technology to help home appliances save energy by Peter Rakobowchuk
CBC and Toronto-based e-Radio-Inc. have unveiled a new technology that harnesses the power of FM radio to activate household appliances at energy-saving times of the day.