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The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) congratulates the Honourable Mélanie Joly on her appointment today as Minister of Canadian Heritage.
FRIENDS says they’ll be looking to the government to reinvigorate the CBC, but that the next step is finding out when and how will they do it.
In his statement, Prime Minister says his government will reinvest in Canada's cultural and creative industries.
Columnist says Sun TV was the Conservatives’ attempt to mimic — to the point of exaggerated caricature — what they believed to be the operating principle of CBC and its relationship with Liberals.
Politicians voted against all proposed amendments to an electronic communications bill concerning whether all online data should be treated equally.
Columnist says digital policies may not have played a significant role in the just-concluded national election, but the arrival of a majority Liberal government will leave many expecting “real change” on the digital front in the years ahead.
All three main party candidates have a fair showing of election signs throughout the riding, as well as the “We Vote CBC” campaign by the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting.
The final lawn sign in a campaign to restore funding to Canada’s public broadcaster was placed by an internationally acclaimed city artist Monday.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has announced an NDP government will invest in high quality Canadian content and put Canada’s national broadcaster on a secure, long-term footing.
NDP Leader reconfirms his party's promise to reverse $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government to the CBC.
According to SumOfUs.org campaign director Rosa Kouri, the organization found 356 political appointees who have donated more than $760,000 to the Conservatives’ coffers between 2004 and 2014.
Columnist says an underfunded CBC is in the midst of an awkward transition to a multiplatform and global environment in which its role as a producer, distributor, curator and aggregator of Canadian news and entertainment should become more important, not less.
Columnist reminds readers that in the 2012 budget, CBC/Radio-Canada's budget was cut by $115 million, or 10 per cent of the total operating budget.
FRIENDS says Stephen Harper’s assertion that his government made no cuts to the CBC’s budget is patently false.
A new Nanos survey on broadcasting issues has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
Nanos Research poll shows that Canadians value local news, feel it’s important to have a strong CBC, and think Netflix should contribute to Canadian content.
A Nanos survey on broadcasting issues has found the NDP currently in front at 31 per cent on the question of which party is most trusted by voters to protect the CBC, with the Liberals most trusted by 27 per cent, the Conservatives by 13 per cent and the Green Party by 3 per cent.
CEO Hubert Lacroix says the CBC has healthy ratings, but is crippled by a broken funding model.