Dec 8, 2013 — News Article: Government is all talk when it comes to wireless policy by Brian McKenna
Columnist says Canadian taxpayers might well ask why they are footing the bill for advertising, whose main goal is to portray the Conservative government as a friend of the consumer.
Dec 5, 2013 — News Article: The solution to the CBC budget crisis is obvious. Give it the contract for all partisan Tory advertising by Kelly McParland
Columnist asks if yet another analysis of the CBC necessary and whether there is any aspect of its operations that are not known and understood in Ottawa.
Nov 28, 2013 — News Article: No bailout for CBC, Prime Minister's Office says by Daniel Proussalidis
According to a 2012 Friends of Canadian Broadcasting analysis, losing hockey will cost the CBC around $200 million a year.
The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says Canadians are not aware of how Bill C-461 will change the Access to Information and the Privacy Acts in ways that could undermine the journalistic and programming integrity of Canada's public broadcaster.
Nov 25, 2013 — News Article: The Power Issue: James Moore by John Geddes
Former Heritage Minister James Moore says, “It’s for [the CBC] to find their relevance, present it to Canadians, and if Canadians support it, they’ll continue funding it. If not, it will disappear."
Nov 22, 2013 — News Article: Bill C-461: A Threat to Canada’s Public Broadcaster
Advocacy groups says Canadians are not aware of how Bll C-461 will change the Access to Information and the Privacy Acts in ways that could undermine the journalistic and programming integrity of Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC/Radio-Canada.
Nov 14, 2013 — News Article: Ottawa delivers warning to telecoms over Internet licences by LuAnn LaSalle
James Moore tells wireless giants to improve rural web access.
Nov 5, 2013 — News Article: State TV confessions the latest tactic in China's campaign to scrub unwanted discourse by Didi Tang
Columnist says Chinese authorities are attempting to scrub information they deem harmful, illegal or false from the public domain, especially from the Internet.
Nov 4, 2013 — Blog Post: Candidate Forum Cancelled
The Toronto Centre by-election candidate meeting on public broadcasting and cultural sovereignty scheduled for Nov 14 has been cancelled.
Oct 31, 2013 — News Article: No love - or money - for the CBC
Columnist says there is great value in having a strong public broadcaster in such a diverse and vast country, but the 2012 federal budget took a sharp knife to CBC’s budget, cutting it by more than 10 per cent.
Oct 28, 2013 — News Article: BBC Could Lose Exclusive Right to Taxpayer Funding, Conservative Politician Warns by George Szalai
The chairman of Britain's ruling Conservative Party has called on the BBC to ensure dramatic changes in the wake of a series of scandals or risk losing its exclusive right to get an annual license fee from taxpayers.
Oct 22, 2013 — Fact Sheet: Conservative Broadcasting Corporation
Nine of twelve people appointed by Prime Minister Harper to the CBC's Board of Directors are or have been financial contributors to the Conservative Party of Canada.
Oct 19, 2013 — News Article: You won’t believe what the press just did: their jobs on the public’s behalf by Elizabeth Renzetti
Columnist says the Conservative government in Ottawa has decided it should fundraise based on its loathing of the national press.
Oct 16, 2013 — News Article: Unbundling your cable: Tories vow to protect jobs amid changes to TV industry by Lee Berthiaume
Columnist says a new wrinkle has appeared in the federal Conservative government’s plan to require satellite and cable companies to offer individual channels to subscribers as it promises to simultaneously protect Canadian jobs.
Oct 16, 2013 — News Release: Pick and pay invites more consumer fleecing
Judging by the sky-high rate increases big cable has imposed since price de-regulation, consumers will likely feel pain in the pocketbook if unbundling of cable TV packages is announced in today’s Throne Speech.
Oct 14, 2013 — News Article: Canadian Government to Force Cablers to Unbundle TV Channels by Etan Vlessing
James Moore says Canadians could soon pick and pay for the Canadian and American TV channels they want, and not see them bundled with less popular domestic channels for protection and promotion.
Oct 1, 2013 — News Article: Tory Senator furious over CBC ‘hatchet job’ linking him to illegal political fundraising by Alexander Panetta
A Conservative senator has expressed anger over a news report that he says unfairly insinuates that he took part in improper fundraising during his past involvement in Quebec politics.
Aug 9, 2013 — News Article: Oops. MP tells City to apply for program that no longer exists by Sarah Frank
Columnist says MP Dean Del Mastro recently encouraged Peterborough to apply to Canadian Heritage’s Cultural Capitals of Canada program which was cancelled as part of the 2012 budget.
Jul 31, 2013 — News Article: Media watchdog says CBC at risk of being turned into a ‘state broadcaster’ by Justin Brake
FRIENDS says the recent rejection of one of its ads by CBC/Radio-Canada is evidence the public broadcaster’s independence is being undermined by increased government control.
Jul 30, 2013 — News Article: Greens miffed after candidate shut out of CBC Radio debate by Matthew Pearson
Green party candidate Taylor Howarth is urging supporters to complain to the CRTC after she was shut out of a live debate that aired Tuesday morning on CBC Radio.