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Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announces the appointment of Yves Dupras as a full-time member of the CRTC, designated for the Quebec Region, for a term of five years, effective August 11, 2014.
A source within The Globe and Mail says Editorial Board unanimously agreed to endorse a minority Liberal government for the Ontario provincial election but was overruled at deadline by Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley.
A fundraising letter from the Conservative Party of Canada's director of political operations decries the growing concentration of media in Canada.
Columnist says that instead of launching a national discussion on the way forward regarding the public broadcaster, the government is leaving CBC to die the death of a thousand cuts.
Columnist says the Conservative government continues to allow the CBC to exist because or all its pretensions of concern for the taxpayer, the CBC is more useful to it in its present state: not as a problem to be fixed, but as a platform on which to raise funds, a scapegoat for the party’s failures, a diversion for the base’s wrath.
Columnist says that in a recent fundraising letter, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives turned their guns on the news media and asked supporters whether the public broadcaster should be privatized.
Campaign with the goal to hold Harper’s Conservatives accountable for their agenda to destroy public broadcasting in Canada.
Hubert Lacroix, president of the Canadian public broadcaster, refuses to reveal how much Peter Mansbridge earns on privacy grounds.
‘I can’t see any conceivable way the anchor of a national news broadcast is only making $80,000 a year’ by Theresa Tedesco
According to the 184-page submission made by the CBC to the Senate’s transport and communications committee, Peter Mansbridge’s maximum salary scale for 2013 is just under $80,500.
Veteran CBC journalist says he made the difficult decision to leave the public broadcaster, in part, to take a stand against recently announced budget cuts, which he believes are having the strongest impact on young reporters and producers.
Veteran journalist Linden MacIntyre says if there’s 500-plus people disappearing due to recent CBC cuts, he'd like one or two of them to be recognizable so that the numbers aren't meaningless to people – to the taxpayers who are paying a big part of the freight.
The Federal Court of Appeal ruled this week that the country's telecom regulator could not argue on its own behalf in an appeal by Canada's major service providers over the start date for the wireless code, which is set to kick in by June of next year.
Columnist says that with Ottawa sending that message "It is up to the CBC to provide programming that Canadians actually want to watch", it’s little wonder programmers fear that the failure to boost ratings will only give politicians further ammunition to cut their funding.
Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11′s Expansion of Fair Dealing by Michael Geist
Writer says the government would not have added education to the fair dealing purposes if it had no meaning at all and that it was clearly the government’s intent to expand the scope of fair dealing to cover more than research and private study.
The Heritage Minister's Office says the CBC already receives significant taxpayer funds and can operate within their existing budget, and that it's up to the public broadcaster to provide programming that Canadians want to watch.
Adjusted for 2104 dollars CBC’s parliamentary appropriation plunged by more than $400 million, from $1.64 billion to $1.19 billion, between 1994-95 and 1997-98.
Watchdog group questions CBC's planning amid expected cuts at the broadcaster by Cassandra Szklarski
FRIENDS says the public broadcaster has long known reduced federal funds, a softening advertising market, the expense of the Sochi Olympics and the potential loss of hockey broadcast rights could put them in a tough spot for the 2014-2015 budget.
CBC says it is cancelling "Battle of the Blades" as it looks to balance its books with another round of job and programming cuts.
Columnist says the job losses come during the latest round of cost-cutting at the Canadian pubcaster as it deals with lower government subsidies and the loss of NHL game revenues.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover says it is up to the CBC and Radio-Canada to provide viewership and programming that Canadians are interested in.