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Oct 30, 2015 — News Article

Trudeau’s Liberals must beware sore winner syndrome by Susan Delacourt

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.

Oct 27, 2015 — News Article

European Parliament Rejects Net Neutrality Protections by Scott Roxborough

Politicians voted against all proposed amendments to an electronic communications bill concerning whether all online data should be treated equally.

Oct 26, 2015 — News Article

Privacy, telecom competition among Trudeau’s tech policy priorities by Michael Geist

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.

Oct 21, 2015 — News Article

Mr. Trudeau, the arts ball is in your court by Martin Knelman

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.

Oct 16, 2015 — News Article

CBC: The election issue that wasn’t (but should have been) by Simon Houpt

Columnist says outside of the campaign cycle, the CBC is one of those national preoccupations that turns wholly civil Canadians into frothy-mouthed lunatics.

Oct 12, 2015 — News Article

Peterborough-Kawartha looking to move on from Del Mastro drama by Rachel Aiello

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.

Oct 5, 2015 — News Article

1,300 We Vote CBC signs now up in Peterborough-Kawartha riding by Jason Bain

The final lawn sign in a campaign to restore funding to Canada’s public broadcaster was placed by an internationally acclaimed city artist Monday.

Oct 5, 2015 — Blog Post

NDP: Mulcair to stop Harper’s damage to the CBC and Canadian arts

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. 

Oct 5, 2015 — News Article

Tom Mulcair pledges to boost funding for the arts, CBC/Radio-Canada

NDP Leader reconfirms his party's promise to reverse $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government to the CBC.

Oct 2, 2015 — News Article

Database names Conservative donors who are political appointees by Alex Boutilier

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.

Oct 2, 2015 — News Article

Stephen Harper gives CBC a rare cameo on the election trail by Kate Taylor

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.

Oct 1, 2015 — News Article

Harper's long, incremental crusade against the CBC by Warren Bell

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.

Sep 30, 2015 — News Article

Canada's enduring affliction — some people love to dislike Stephen Harper by Barry Cooper

Columnist says "Harper Derangement Syndrome" HDS seems largely confined to the media elite of Laurentian Canada. 

Sep 30, 2015 — News Article

Fact check: Stephen Harper's bald-faced lies about the CBC by Nora Loreto

Hubert Lacroix, president of the corporation, rejected the notion that the public broadcaster's problem is with ratings.

Sep 30, 2015 — News Article

Fact check: Stephen Harper's bald-faced lies about the CBC by Nora Loreto

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.

Sep 30, 2015 — News Article

Is CBC’s audience declining as Harper claims? by Sherry Noik

FRIENDS says Stephen Harper’s assertion that his government made no cuts to the CBC’s budget is patently false.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Release

NDP currently most trusted to protect the CBC: Nanos

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.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Article

CBC hits back at Stephen Harper over funding cuts

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.

Sep 29, 2015 — News Article

CBC boss disputes Harper comment about broadcaster's low ratings

CBC President says the public broadcaster is crippled by a 'broken finance model'.