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Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC faces more cuts this week, watchdog warns

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting warns of layoffs and cuts to CBC programming.

Apr 8, 2014 — News Article

CBC expected to make deep cuts Thursday in wake of losing Hockey Night in Canada by Christine Dobby

CBC President Hubert Lacroix is set to address a town hall meeting of all CBC and Radio-Canada employees on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will be about the broadcaster's financial pressures and how it will go forward.

Apr 6, 2014 — News Article

Canadian government to spend $305M boosting high-speed Internet by Nora Meszaros

The federal government says funding needs to focus on privacy protection, better technology, faster Internet connectivity.

Apr 2, 2014 — News Release

Don’t harm TVO and TFO: Nanos poll

According to a new poll, a strong majority of Ontario voters believe Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding for TVO and TFO made by her predecessor, and seven-in-ten favour maintaining or increasing funding for the provincial public broadcasters.

Apr 2, 2014 — Opinion Poll

Nanos Research: Ontarians' view of TVO and TFO

A significant majority of Ontarians (7 of 10) believe that Premier Wynne should keep the promise of long term funding support for TVO and TFO, according to the latest survey of 1,000 Ontarians conducted between March 21st and 24th, 2014.

Mar 28, 2014 — News Release

2014 Dalton Camp Award winners announced

Randy Morse of Kaslo, British Columbia has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award for his essay on the dearth of news media in small town Canada and what can be done about it.

Mar 18, 2014 — News Article

CBC cancels Cracked, Arctic Air by Etan Vlessing

Columnist says that as the CBC decides against new season orders for Arctic Air and Cracked, the public broadcaster is looking for a new “balance of programming” to distinguish itself from private sector rivals.

Mar 15, 2014 — News Article

Worries about the ‘Berlusconization’ of Quebec by Martin Scott

Columnist says that media baron Pierre Karl Péladeau’s leap into politics is not a first in Canadian history but wonders whether with media concentration as strong as it is today, can we dare to allow it now?

Mar 11, 2014 — News Article

Péladeau has star quality not seen since Bouchard by Chantal Hébert

Columnist says Harper should be glad he did not accede to Péladeau’s suggestions that he tear the wings off Radio-Canada.

Mar 10, 2014 — News Article

Péladeau’s move into political spotlight casts doubt on Ottawa’s wireless ambitions by Christine Dobby

Columnist says that with Quebecor Inc.’s national wireless expansion already questionable, Pierre Karl Péladeau’s surprise political announcement could cast even more doubt on Ottawa’s enthusiastic declaration that it has succeeded in delivering competition in the sector.

Mar 10, 2014 — News Article

Rogue Quebec billionaire not so much going into politics as launching a takeover bid by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says Pierre Karl Péladeau’s entry into provincial politics is crony capitalism taken to the next level and oligarch politics of a kind more usually identified with Russia or Italy.

Mar 3, 2014 — News Article

CBC CEO tells Senate that the public broadcaster will not retreat by Perry Hoffman

CBC President says the public broadcaster should not be  limited to only doing what private broadcasters will not do or have no business incentive to do, and that no other public broadcaster in the world is put in that kind of a box.

Mar 1, 2014 — News Article

Digital strategy imminent, says minister by Jennifer Ditchburn

The federal budget included a number of measures that fit within the digital heading, including $350 million for extending broadband to rural and remote areas.

Feb 28, 2014 — News Article

Manning conference delegates quietly eye post-Harper era by Andrew Coyne

Columnist says that some Conservative MPs, even some members of the cabinet, have begun detaching themselves from the Harper party in anticipation of the Prime Minister's departure.

Feb 27, 2014 — News Article

Double-dipping CBC boss under fire by Brian Lilley

Columnist says that despite his claims of promoting transparency, Hubert Lacroix's tenure at CBC has been one of trying to keep the public from knowing how tax dollars are spent.

Feb 27, 2014 — News Article

Orientations de CBC/Radio-Canada: Hubert Lacroix mitraillé de questions

CBC’s President and CEO faces a barrage of questions on the policies of of the national public broadcaster at a Senate Committee.

Feb 25, 2014 — News Article

Here’s what Jim Flaherty should do with those billions from the spectrum auction by Kate Taylor

Columnist suggests money from the recent wireless spectrum auction should be set aside to help Canada’s creative community produce more content for those public airwaves.

Feb 22, 2014 — News Article

Federal MPs to study challenges faced by music industry in a post-CD world by Jennifer Ditchburn

Figures from the Library of Parliament suggest that the market value of Canadian music sales decreased by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2012.

Feb 20, 2014 — News Article

Canadian industry to test VOD usage by Val Maloney

The Canadian Media Directors’ Council (CMDC) and the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) along with broadcasters, agencies and other industry associations are testing the VOD market in Canada to determine its size and audience usage patterns.

Feb 13, 2014 — News Article

Canadian politicians chase celeb status on YouTube by Melita Kuburas

Columnist says Rob Ford's YouTube channel is yet another opportunity for Ford to speak directly to his audience and fans, but it’s also a source of entertainment for viewers as he continues to build his international celebrity.