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Writer explores the takeovers and mergers behind the razed newsrooms and serially slimming papers, and reflects on the federal government’s current efforts to study the issue and determine what actions it may take to support the industry going forward.
Columnist says Donald Trump was a crucible for the disgruntlement, no matter how the message was distributed.
The Conservatives have slaughtered sacred cows before. If they target CBC, they can do it again by Chris Selley
While Conservative leadership candidate proposes to reform the CBC as an ad-free broadcaster focused on “what only it can do” in a modern media market, others in the party have assailed him for not calling to dismantle Mother Corp. outright.
Columnist says that if the Liberals decide CBC can drop the ads, they need to make sure the public broadcaster gets the money it needs to fulfill their mandate.
Columnist says the CBC’s real value cannot rationally be measured simply by the amount of profit it generates.
Columnist says groups such as ACTRA, the Writers Guild of Canada, the Canadian Media Producers Association and the Directors Guild of Canada argue that the government should require Netflix to contribute a percentage of its revenues toward the creation of Canadian content.
Federal Conservatives are urging the Liberal government not to give the CBC/Radio Canada more than $400 million in additional annual funding so that the public broadcaster can go ad-free.
Letter to the Heritage Minister says income and profit from digital use of creators' work flows away from the creative class to a concentrated technology industry.
In an unprecedented show of solidarity, a coalition of 1,100 Canadian musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors, and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter addressed to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, pressing the government to put the focus on Canada's creators front in new cultural policies being developed.
Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly tells the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage that her department will study a request the CBC submitted to the federal government asking for an extra $318 million in annual funding to move to an ad-free model.
Columnist says one must live in the bubble of the well-off establishment to be blind to the CBC’s importance.
The CBC’s answer to its privileged status — more privilege and an extra $400 million please by Kelly McParland
Columnist says CBC is a “cultural ecosystem” in which a privileged few thrive behind a protective fence of government support, safe from the demands and dangers of competition that bedevil the other side of the divide.
Canada’s creative industries join together to form Focus On Creators coalition, release joint letter to Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly by Corey Poole
A growing list of nearly 1,100 musicians, authors, songwriters, composers, music producers, poets, playwrights, film composers, actors, directors and other members of the creative class have signed a joint letter addressed to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, urging the Canadian Government to put creators at the heart of our cultural policy.
The Simcoe-Grey MP and Conservative leadership candidate said she put the public broadcaster on notice that, if she becomes prime minister, the CBC is unlikely to exist in its current form.
A group of 1,000 Canadian artists will issue an open letter to Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly Tuesday asking Ottawa to remember creators as it revises its cultural policies.
Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of TVA Group says a priority should be to review and clarify CBC/Radio-Canada's mandate to make sure it complements the private broadcasters rather than competing with them.
CBC President Hubert Lacroix thinks the CBC's business model is broken and is asking the government for additional funding so that the public broadcaster can stop advertising across its platforms.
Conservative leadership contender defends broadcaster amid calls for cutbacks from rivals.
In promoting his CBC/Radio-Canada policy Thursday on the Quebec radio station FM93, Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier said he would not prioritize talk shows like Radio-Canada’s popular Tout Le Monde En Parle — leading the show’s host to call him an “idiot” on social media.
Editorial states the CBC has played an important role in the history and development of Canada’s identity but argues the public broadcaster needs to change.