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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.
Columnist says Justin Trudeau understands in his bones how crucial arts, culture and education are in shaping our inclusive and multicultural identity — and how we can use our artistic achievements to show the world who we are.
Columnist says outside of the campaign cycle, the CBC is one of those national preoccupations that turns wholly civil Canadians into frothy-mouthed lunatics.
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 says Stephen Harper does not like the public broadcaster because it discusses behaviour that makes him uncomfortable, like the Mike Duffy scandal, the screening and police frisking of all participants in Conservative Party election rallies, or his own intractable hardness of heart in the face of the refugee crisis.
Columnist says "Harper Derangement Syndrome" HDS seems largely confined to the media elite of Laurentian Canada.
Hubert Lacroix, president of the corporation, rejected the notion that the public broadcaster's problem is with ratings.
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.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper told a radio station in Quebec that the CBC’s budget crunch is not due to government cuts, but because of its low ratings.
CBC President says the public broadcaster is crippled by a 'broken finance model'.