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Feb 27, 2016 — News Article

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.

Feb 26, 2016 — News Release

Donald Trump vows to rewrite libel laws to make suing media easier

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."

Feb 18, 2016 — News Article

Oh, well done, Premier Notley. You just put money in Ezra’s pocket. by Tasha Kheiriddin

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.

Feb 16, 2016 — News Article

State Of Canada's News Media To Be Studied By MPs Again by Jennifer Ditchburn

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.

Feb 15, 2016 — News Article

What do Canadians really want from the CBC? by Barry Kiefl

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.

Feb 12, 2016 — News Article

Internet-only content could drastically limit Canada's cultural policy options by Michael Geist

Columnist says that while he is not supporter of extending CanCon contributions to companies like Netflix, including such a restriction within a trade agreement is bad policy.

Feb 7, 2016 — News Article

Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy? by Peter Grant

Author says there is an inherent conflict between free trade agreements and cultural policy.

Feb 6, 2016 — News Article

Government to the newspaper industry’s rescue? No thanks by Terence Corcoran

Columnist says the roots of the idea that governments can and should own, subsidize, licence and otherwise meddle in the business of freedom of the press run deep with the central claim being that the right to freedom belongs to the government and is only bestowed on individuals and groups under licence and forebearance.

Feb 5, 2016 — News Article

Four steps the Liberal government must take now that the TPP is signed by Michael Geist

Columnist says that while the Liberal government has been cautious about expressing its support -- International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has been consistent in calling for consultation not conclusions -- the decision to sign the TPP was never much in doubt.

Feb 2, 2016 — News Article

Mulcair Criticizes 'Unacceptable' Possibility Liberals Won't Boost CBC Budget by Nicole Thompson

Thomas Mulcair and an NDP critic are expressing concern over a published interview where Canada's heritage minister appeared to leave open the possibility that the Liberals may back down from their campaign promise to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.

Feb 1, 2016 — News Article

Melanie Joly, Heritage Minister, Vows CBC Help After Years Of 'Planned Demolition' by Zi-Ann Lum

The NDP pressed the federal government over its platform pledge to boost funding to CBC/Radio-Canada, days after the heritage minister hinted Liberals could renege on the marquee campaign promise.

Feb 1, 2016 — News Article

Thomas Mulcair urges Mélanie Joly to keep promise to restore CBC's funding by Nicole Thompson

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has written an open letter to federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly urging her to keep the Liberal promise of restoring $150 million in funding to CBC/Radio-Canada.

Jan 31, 2016 — News Article

Mulcair Criticizes 'Unacceptable' Possibility Liberals Won't Boost CBC Budget by Nicole Thompson

Thomas Mulcair and an NDP critic are expressing concern over a published interview where Canada's heritage minister appeared to leave open the possibility that the Liberals may back down from their campaign promise to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.

Jan 31, 2016 — News Article

Audio: Ian Morrison on The Todd Veinotte Show

FRIENDS' spokesperson talks to Todd Veinotte about the recent CRTC hearings and the possibility that half of all local TV stations could close by 2020.

Jan 31, 2016 — News Article

Mulcair demands Liberals keep pledge to reverse CBC funding cuts by Nicole Thompson

Thomas Mulcair and an NDP critic are expressing concern over a published interview where Canada's heritage minister appeared to leave open the possibility that the Liberals may back down from their campaign promise to raise the CBC's budget by $150 million.

Jan 29, 2016 — News Article

CBC proposes new fund to boost local TV news coverage

The Local News Incentive Fund (LNIF) would provide "incentive funding" to broadcasters who spend money to produce local news programs above and beyond a required minimum level, CBC said in its presentation to the broadcast regulator.

Jan 28, 2016 — News Article

Ottawa won't overturn CRTC ruling allowing Oprah network to broadcast in Canada by Terry Pedwell

Columnist says the federal Liberal cabinet has sided with the country's broadcast regulator to allow the Oprah Winfrey Network to continue broadcasting in Canada, a decision that could have far-reaching implications for television stations and content producers struggling to survive an ever-changing media landscape.

Jan 28, 2016 — News Article

CBC/Radio-Canada: The Trudeau government becoming coy about its $150 million promise

The Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, says she is working to “substantially increase” the budget for CBC/Radio-Canada, the public broadcaster, but without committing to a specific number.

Jan 28, 2016 — News Article

Radio-Canada: le gouvernement Trudeau se fait discret sur sa promesse de 150 millions de dollars - Catherine Lévesque

Journalist says Mélanie Joly, the Canadian Heritage minister, is becoming more evasive when questioned about the promise to reinvest $150 million in CBC/Radio-Canada.

Jan 27, 2016 — News Article

Indonesian Internet Giant Blocks Netflix by Patrick Brzeski and Georg Szalai

The country's largest telecommunications provider, Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), majority owned by the Indonesian state, has blocked Netflix from all of its platforms, saying that the U.S. streaming video service had not adhered to local regulations, including acquiring the necessary local permits and submitting content for censorship review.