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Eight of the ten current members of the CBC Board of Directors - all of whom were appointed by Prime Minister Harper - are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.
Editorial states says that a well-intentioned government comes along with proposals to drag our regulatory regime into modernity every few years - and opposition quietly mounts from long-entrenched and deep-pocketed interests.
Canadian Heritage seeks input on how to strengthen the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world.
FRIENDS asks Minister Joly to rescind the ‘mandate’ letter written to the Chair of the CRTC by James Moore on June 18, 2012.
The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content development, production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media.
FRIENDS presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on the future of local TV in Canada.
Trudeau’s cabinet style: he gives his ministers ‘as much rope,’ but pulls it back if they do something wrong by Derek Abma
Lobbyist says an influential role is emerging for Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly in this cabinet, adding that she has been particularly proactive in being prepared for and contributing to discussions on all matters that come before cabinet.
Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef is vowing to reduce the impact of money on federal politics amid new evidence that advocacy groups are becoming much more active in trying to influence the outcome of elections.
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting spokesperson Ian Morrison will be available this afternoon in room 253-D Centre Block on Parliament Hill to comment on the federal budget following its tabling in the House of Commons.
FRIENDS says that the federal government’s new investment in the CBC announced in today’s budget is most welcome, but that the current CBC Board should not be left to its own devices to make decisions about how to use this investment.
The federal government’s labour standards division has launched an investigation into the bankruptcy that put about 170 employees at Hamilton-based CHCH-TV out of work last December, raising the possibility that company directors could be held liable for money owed to staff who were let go.
Columnist says a Pick-and_Pay is a piece of ill-conceived populism that did not, in the end, make any difference to the election prospects of the departing Tories and won’t actually save consumers much money – but still has the potential to do damage to the Canadian television industry.
Commentators for TVA, which is owned by Quebecor, were quick to criticize her statement, saying she should remain neutral since she's responsible for the CRTC.
Companies that operate outside Canada don't charge either tax on their products, and if those products happen to arrive via the internet, there's really no way for authorities to apply an equivalent fee at the border.
Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly said her government's March 22 budget will restore some funding to the CBC, but in its first year the Liberal Party will not fully undo cuts made by the Conservatives.
Manning Centre Conference 2016: These Federal Tories Are Testing The Waters For Leadership by Stephanie Levitz
Potential candidates for leadership of the federal Conservatives begin staking claims to policy positions ranging from a call for a referendum on pipelines to a rethink of subsidies to the CBC.
Trump told the press that if he becomes president, he would rewrite US libel laws so that people can "sue you like you'd never get sued before."
Columnist says that at a time when the media universe is imploding, and journalism jobs are being shed left and right, freedom of the press is more important than ever.
The Commons committee will embark on an expansive study of "how Canadians, and especially local communities, are informed about local and regional experiences through news, broadcasting, digital and print media.
Columnist says the Liberals made a campaign promise to increase funding of the publicly owned broadcaster by $150-million annually, but CBC has only said the money would be used for “deepening our connection” with Canadians.